Roof Cleaning in Lemington

Roof Cleaning Lemington offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Lemington and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a speedy way to improve the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has built up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt may be challenging for most householders and becomes a major source of annoyance.

Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Lemington

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Lemington

A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you serious problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few 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 due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

Maybe you’re wondering, “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 do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Lemington

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 safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.

Also, many would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it does not take much skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Lemington

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out 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 as time passes.

Here are a few of the places we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:

Some things to think about.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.