Roof Cleaning in Longbenton

Roof Cleaning Longbenton offer a roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Longbenton and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually very difficult for most owners and becomes a issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Longbenton

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Longbenton

Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can 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 brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

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 recommend what the best way to do this is.

Should I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Longbenton

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill 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 are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Longbenton

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying 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 bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will inspect your roof attentively before starting any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.

Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all surrounding places including:

A few things to consider.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. 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 damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.