Roof Cleaning in Newbiggin

Roof Cleaning Newbiggin provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Newbiggin and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a simple way of improving the appearance of your house, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated up there.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss is usually very difficult for the majority of owners and may become a major cause for issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Newbiggin

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Newbiggin

A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause major issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Should I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Newbiggin

The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Newbiggin

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 get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – with this approach 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 the use of chemicals. Using 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 targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging the 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.

Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all local towns including:

A few factors to consider.

We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.