Roof Cleaning in Middleton-in-Teesdale

Roof Cleaning Middleton-in-Teesdale offer a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Middleton-in-Teesdale and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way of improving the appearance of your property, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown on your roof.

As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris can be very difficult for most owners and can become a source of annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Middleton-in-Teesdale

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Middleton-in-Teesdale

A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen 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 an important service for a few reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Could I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Middleton-in-Teesdale

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or 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 issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Middleton-in-Teesdale

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. 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 – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are a few of the places we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:

A few factors to consider.

We have already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.