Roof Cleaning in Pelton
Roof Cleaning Pelton offers a full roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Pelton 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 appearance of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris is often challenging for the majority of householders and may become a major cause for issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant 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 seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why most 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 sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, many would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing however 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 your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best 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 in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. 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 method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying 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 killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action 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 deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all surrounding towns including:
A few things to consider.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.