Roof Cleaning in Langley Park
Roof Cleaning Langley Park offers a full roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Langley Park and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a speedy way to improve the look of your property, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae may be challenging for most owners and may become a major source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you big problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference 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 company is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all 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 needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Can 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 involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive 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 quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it does not require much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Below are a few of the local places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all local towns including:
Some things to consider.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing 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, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.