Roof Cleaning in Rowlands Gill

Roof Cleaning Rowlands Gill provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Rowlands Gill and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually challenging for many householders and can become a major cause for annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Rowlands Gill

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Rowlands Gill

A large build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice 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 months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Could I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Rowlands Gill

The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Also, lots of people would expect having your roof cleaned requires 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. Pressure washing may remove 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 quickly grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your 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 from doing so.

Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods 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 targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove 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 eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are a few of the local places we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all surrounding towns including:

A few things to consider.

We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with 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, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.