Roof Cleaning in Malton

Roof Cleaning Malton offers a roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Malton and surrounding villages/towns 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 getting rid of moss and more that has grown up there.

As roofs age and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is usually very difficult for most owners and may become a major annoyance.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Malton

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Malton

A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning 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 again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Should I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Malton

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

Plus, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using this approach 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 that of using 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 tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.

Here are some of the areas we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby places including:

A few things to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.