Roof Cleaning in Pallion

Roof Cleaning Pallion offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Pallion and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively simple way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has grown up there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris may be quite difficult for the majority of householders and can become a continual problems.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Pallion

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Pallion

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Pallion

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.

Plus, a lot of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it does not require much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Pallion

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin 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 change over time.

Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all surrounding towns including:

A few factors to think about.

We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. 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, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.