Roof Cleaning in Lynemouth
Roof Cleaning Lynemouth offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Lynemouth and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick improvement to make to the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss is usually challenging for many homeowners and can become a constant source of problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after 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 could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having your roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant 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 months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break frail 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 dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not take any skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best 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.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using 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 destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Below are some of the places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all local areas including:
A few things to consider.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.