Roof Cleaning in Monkseaton
Roof Cleaning Monkseaton offer a roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Monkseaton and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your house, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss can be challenging for the majority of homeowners and can become a cause for problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you major issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying 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 dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are some of the nearby areas we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all nearby towns including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.