Roof Cleaning in Kirkleatham
Roof Cleaning Kirkleatham offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Kirkleatham and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt is often quite difficult for the majority of homeowners and may become a problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I do this myself?
The biggest 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 many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away 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 remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying 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 removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are some of the nearby places we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all local areas including:
A few things to think about.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.