Roof Cleaning in Radcliffe

Roof Cleaning Radcliffe offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Radcliffe and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a simple way of improving the appearance of your house, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up there.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris is often very difficult for many homeowners and becomes a major cause for problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Radcliffe

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Radcliffe

A large accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?

The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Should I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Radcliffe

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, many would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

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It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

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 jet washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof with care and attention 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 way to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.

Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all local areas including:

Some things to think about.

We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.