Roof Cleaning in Middleton St George
Roof Cleaning Middleton St George provides a full roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Middleton St George and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown there.
As roofs age and get more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris is often challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively 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 act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have your roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Could I clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered 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 additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate 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 in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
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 clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By 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.
Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging the 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 change as time progresses.
Here are a few of the places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all surrounding towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already looked 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 area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently 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, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.