Roof Cleaning in Killingworth
Roof Cleaning Killingworth offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Killingworth and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your property, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae is often quite difficult for most owners and can become a problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising 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 tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all surrounding areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.