Roof Cleaning in Peterlee
Roof Cleaning Peterlee provides a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Peterlee and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is often quite difficult for most householders and becomes a major cause for problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to look at and gradually 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 more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not require much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the nearby places we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all local places including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.