Roof Cleaning in Pegswood

Roof Cleaning Pegswood offers a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Pegswood and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way to improve the appearance of your house, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae is usually quite difficult for most homeowners and can become a annoyance.

Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Pegswood

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Pegswood

A large accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having a roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new once more?

Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Should I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Pegswood

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious injury.

Also, many would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably 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 any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct 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 at needless risk.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Pegswood

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using 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 that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging 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.

Here are a few of the areas we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby places including:

A few things to consider.

We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is 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 trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.