Roof Cleaning in Newton Aycliffe
Roof Cleaning Newton Aycliffe offer a roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Newton Aycliffe and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris may be challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best 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 in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
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 to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process 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 bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove 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 killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all local towns including:
Some things to think about.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example 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 yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.