Roof Cleaning in New Hartley

Roof Cleaning New Hartley offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in New Hartley and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your home, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown there.

As roofs age and become more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris may be very difficult for the majority of owners and may become a major problems.

Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in New Hartley

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning New Hartley

Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big issues 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 quickly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely 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 necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new once more?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Can I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in New Hartley

The most common 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 comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Plus, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not take any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of experience and skill 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 is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning New Hartley

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but 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 once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.

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

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all local areas including:

A few things to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the size 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 involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.