Roof Cleaning in Ingleby Barwick

Roof Cleaning Ingleby Barwick offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Ingleby Barwick and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a speedy improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris may be challenging for many owners and becomes a continual source of problems.

Would it not be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Ingleby Barwick

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Ingleby Barwick

A large build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Should I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Ingleby Barwick

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Additionally, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Ingleby Barwick

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.

Below are a few of the places we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all local towns including:

A few things to think about.

We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.