Roof Cleaning in Roker

Roof Cleaning Roker offers a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Roker and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a speedy way to improve the look of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt can be quite difficult for many homeowners and may become a continual source of issues.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Roker

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Roker

A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you major problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Should I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Roker

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Also, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space 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 issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Roker

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using 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.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and 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 dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will investigate your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are a few of the local areas we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all surrounding areas including:

A few factors to consider.

We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to us.