Roof Cleaning in Prudhoe

Roof Cleaning Prudhoe offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Prudhoe and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a quick way to improve the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae may be very difficult for many homeowners and may become a source of annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Prudhoe

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Prudhoe

A large accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, having the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all 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 cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Can I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Prudhoe

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Also, lots of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Prudhoe

It is best to have your roof cleaned 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 employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb 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 procedure 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 specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:

A few factors to consider.

We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.