Roof Cleaning in Nenthall

Roof Cleaning Nenthall offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Nenthall and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris is often quite difficult for most homeowners and may become a major issues.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Nenthall

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Nenthall

A large build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?

Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Can I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Nenthall

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

Plus, lots of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Nenthall

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof with care and attention before beginning 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 remove the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing 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 change as time progresses.

Below are a few of the places we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all surrounding towns including:

Some factors to think about.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.