Roof Cleaning in Linthorpe

Roof Cleaning Linthorpe offer a roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Linthorpe and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a simple improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss may be quite difficult for many owners and may become a constant source of problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Linthorpe

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Linthorpe

A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow 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 appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a simple 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.

Could I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Linthorpe

The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Also, many would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin 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 and that it does not take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding 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?

Roof Cleaning Linthorpe

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:

A few factors to think about.

We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.