Roof Cleaning in Horden
Roof Cleaning Horden provides a roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Horden and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt is usually very difficult for most homeowners and becomes a major source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are some of the local areas we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.