Roof Cleaning in Kelloe
Roof Cleaning Kelloe provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Kelloe and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing moss and more that has accumulated up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for many homeowners and can become a constant source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth may cause you serious 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 out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could 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 finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to see 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 watching your roof get dirtier and 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 try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I do this alone?
The biggest 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 or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Also, many would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way 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 moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all 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 bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the nearby places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.