Roof Cleaning in Kirklevington
Roof Cleaning Kirklevington offer a roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Kirklevington and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick way to improve the look of your home, by removing moss and more that has built up up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and algae may be very difficult for the majority of homeowners and can become a source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into 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 few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “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.
Could I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would assume 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. Jet washing 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 it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not require any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which 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 clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods 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 soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all local towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.