Roof Cleaning in Morley
Roof Cleaning Morley offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Morley and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way to improve the look of your home, by clearing moss and anything else that has grown up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss is often quite difficult for most owners and may become a major source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth may cause big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not need any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial 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 your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action 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 start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all surrounding places including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to us.