Roof Cleaning in Ingleton

Roof Cleaning Ingleton offer a roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Ingleton and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick way to improve the look of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown there.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss can be challenging for most owners and can become a major cause for annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Ingleton

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Ingleton

A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook 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 throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged 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’s. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Can I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Ingleton

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, lots of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Here are some of the areas we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:

A few things to think about.

We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.