Roof Cleaning in North Sunderland

Roof Cleaning North Sunderland offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in North Sunderland and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated on your roof.

As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is often quite difficult for the majority of homeowners and can become a constant cause for problems.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in North Sunderland

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning North Sunderland

A large build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause major issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled 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. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see and it can over time 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 great to see it looking as good as new again?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Can I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in North Sunderland

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, many would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not need much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning North Sunderland

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying 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 hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Below are some of the local places we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all local areas including:

Some factors to think about.

We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • 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 injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.