Roof Cleaning in Nentsberry

Roof Cleaning Nentsberry offer a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Nentsberry and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick way of improving the appearance of your property, by removing moss and more that has grown there.

As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt is often very difficult for many homeowners and becomes a problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Nentsberry

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Nentsberry

Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause serious problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple 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.

Couldn’t I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Nentsberry

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, many would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best 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 have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Nentsberry

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

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

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover

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

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.