Roof Cleaning in Mowden
Roof Cleaning Mowden provides a roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Mowden and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss can be challenging for many homeowners and becomes a constant source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame 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 tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward 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.
Couldn’t I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after 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 returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are a few of the nearby places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all local places including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- 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.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to us.