Roof Cleaning in Newcastle upon Tyne
Roof Cleaning Newcastle upon Tyne provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way to improve the look of your property, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae may be quite difficult for the majority of householders and can become a constant source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of 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 saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having your roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice 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 years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “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.
Can I just clean it alone?
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 safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive 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 additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not need much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill 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 is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all nearby places including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted 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 area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.