Roof Cleaning in Redcar
Roof Cleaning Redcar provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Redcar and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has built up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt may be challenging for most householders and can become a continual source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you major issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would expect getting 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 clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not take a lot of skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile 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 cleaning done 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 approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all 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 remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the areas we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all local places including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.