Roof Cleaning in Nunthorpe
Roof Cleaning Nunthorpe offer a roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Nunthorpe and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss is usually challenging for many householders and becomes a issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should I just do this 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 many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all surrounding areas including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of 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 home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.