Roof Cleaning in Morpeth

Roof Cleaning Morpeth provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Morpeth and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss can be very difficult for most householders and can become a constant annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Morpeth

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Morpeth

A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth may cause you big issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly 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 a required service for many reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference 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 professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Could I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Morpeth

The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Plus, many would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered 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 just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Morpeth

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. 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 .

As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all 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 remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Below are some of the areas we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby places including:

A few things to think about.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.