Roof Cleaning in Low Fell
Roof Cleaning Low Fell provides a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Low Fell and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for many homeowners and becomes a continual source of problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly 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 result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’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 vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why most 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 and secure. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not need any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct 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 needless risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all 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 with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine 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 remove the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the areas we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all local towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.