Roof Cleaning in Marske-by-the-Sea
Roof Cleaning Marske-by-the-Sea provides a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Marske-by-the-Sea and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt may be quite difficult for the majority of owners and can become a source of problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you serious problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan 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 cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with 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 to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all 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 bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all nearby places including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to us.