Roof Cleaning in Jarrow

Roof Cleaning Jarrow offer a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Jarrow and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss is often very difficult for the majority of owners and can become a major cause for problems.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Jarrow

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Jarrow

A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged 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’s. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Can I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Jarrow

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, many would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate 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.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Jarrow

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. 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 from doing so.

Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are some of the local places we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local towns including:

Some things to think about.

We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.

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

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.