Roof Cleaning in Kimblesworth
Roof Cleaning Kimblesworth provides a roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Kimblesworth and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss is often quite difficult for many householders and can become a source of annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of 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 damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean 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 again?
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 recommend what the best way to do this is.
Can I clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all 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 hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.
Here are some of the towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.