Roof Cleaning in Marton
Roof Cleaning Marton provides a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Marton and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss is usually challenging for most householders and can become a problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose 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, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to look at 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 years of watching 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 straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it does not need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily 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 roof cleaning methods such as 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 overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores 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 the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.