Roof Cleaning in Hylton Red House
Roof Cleaning Hylton Red House offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Hylton Red House and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss and more that has grown there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt is often very difficult for many owners and becomes a constant source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Also, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of 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 simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Here are some of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.