Roof Cleaning in Maltby
Roof Cleaning Maltby offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Maltby and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris is often quite difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a source of problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean 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 as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I do this alone?
The biggest 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 comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your 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 without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the local places we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is 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 attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.