Roof Cleaning in Newburn
Roof Cleaning Newburn offers a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Newburn and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt is usually challenging for the majority of owners and may become a constant issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you major issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping 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 thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, 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 hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you 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 get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying 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 killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all 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 returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify 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 eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are some of the local places we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby areas including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.