Roof Cleaning in Murton
Roof Cleaning Murton offer a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Murton and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss can be very difficult for many owners and becomes a continual source of annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected 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 vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover 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 damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can 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 more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, many would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned 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 method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are some of the local areas we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding places including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.