Roof Cleaning in Longframlington

Roof Cleaning Longframlington offer a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Longframlington and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your home, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated there.

As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris is usually very difficult for most owners and becomes a continual annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Longframlington

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Longframlington

A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth may cause you big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at 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 months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great 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 consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Longframlington

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet 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 there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could 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 rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not require much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Longframlington

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.

Here are some of the areas we cover

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

Some things to think about.

We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing 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, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the pros.