Roof Cleaning in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Roof Cleaning Newbiggin-by-the-Sea provides a roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown on your roof.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris may be quite difficult for most owners and may become a constant source of annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, having your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, 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 years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?

The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break frail 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 tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree 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 provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will investigate your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are some of the nearby areas we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding places including:

A few things to consider.

We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.