Roof Cleaning in Millfield
Roof Cleaning Millfield provides a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Millfield and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively simple way of improving the look of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae is often quite difficult for the majority of owners and can become a source of annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you big issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Could 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 kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you 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?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using 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.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before commencing 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 dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby towns including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.