Roof Cleaning in Pelaw
Roof Cleaning Pelaw offers a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Pelaw and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a simple way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt is usually very difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a constant problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged 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 truth, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary service 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 unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t require much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.
Below are some of the places we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all local towns including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.