Roof Cleaning in Ponteland
Roof Cleaning Ponteland provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Ponteland and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a speedy way of improving the appearance of your house, by removing moss and anything else that has built up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae can be very difficult for most homeowners and can become a major source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually 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 weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, many would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores 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 with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Here are some of the places we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding places including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.