Roof Cleaning in Lesbury
Roof Cleaning Lesbury offer a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Lesbury and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and more that has grown up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt may be very difficult for most householders and becomes a continual source of annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you big issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of 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 damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, many would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it does not take any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby towns including:
A few things to consider.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present 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 the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to us.