Roof Cleaning in Pennywell

Roof Cleaning Pennywell offer a full roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Pennywell and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way of improving the appearance of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown up there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss is often quite difficult for many homeowners and may become a problems.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Pennywell

Why should I do it?

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A large build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find 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. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

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

Should I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Pennywell

The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.

Plus, many would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once 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 returning for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will investigate your roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out 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 destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.

Below are some of the places we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all local places including:

Some things to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other factors 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.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the pros.