Roof Cleaning in New Marske
Roof Cleaning New Marske offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in New Marske and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively simple way of improving the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss and more that has grown up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt is often quite difficult for most owners and may become a constant source of problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Can I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all nearby areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.