Roof Cleaning in Ormesby
Roof Cleaning Ormesby offer a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Ormesby and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a quick way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has built up up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae is often quite difficult for many homeowners and can become a constant problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth may cause you major issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can 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 seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Can 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 and secure. At these heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered 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 just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which 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 most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure 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 bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all local towns including:
A few things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- 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 house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.