Roof Cleaning in Roseworth

Roof Cleaning Roseworth provides a roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Roseworth and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and debris may be challenging for most owners and becomes a continual source of annoyance.

Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Roseworth

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Roseworth

Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause big problems with your roof and the life expectancy 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 working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Couldn’t I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Roseworth

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

Additionally, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves 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. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not need much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting 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 dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.

Below are some of the areas we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby places including:

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.