Roof Cleaning in Rift House
Roof Cleaning Rift House offer a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Rift House and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris is usually challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction 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 conclusion, having the roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to look at and after a while 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 lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in 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 dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are some of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all surrounding towns including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your house 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.