Roof Cleaning in Lamesley

Roof Cleaning Lamesley offer a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Lamesley and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has accumulated up there.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae is often challenging for many owners and may become a problems.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Lamesley

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Lamesley

Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you major issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover 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, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Should I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Lamesley

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, a lot of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right 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?

Roof Cleaning Lamesley

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other 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 permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are a few of the nearby places we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding places including:

A few factors to think about.

We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the size 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.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.