Roof Cleaning in Medburn
Roof Cleaning Medburn offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Medburn and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss is usually very difficult for most homeowners and may become a source of annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of 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 saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see and it can over time 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 seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would think roof cleaning requires 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 get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, claim it’s 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 provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding 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 best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any 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 specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can begin 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 improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Below are some of the places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding places including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of the 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?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.