Roof Cleaning in Rothbury

Roof Cleaning Rothbury offers a full roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Rothbury and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and debris can be quite difficult for many homeowners and becomes a constant problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Rothbury

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Rothbury

A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply 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 then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new once more?

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

Should I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Rothbury

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 many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, lots of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Rothbury

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

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

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using 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 destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will inspect your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are some of the places we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local places including:

Some things to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The 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 the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.