Roof Cleaning in Sacriston
Roof Cleaning Sacriston offers a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Sacriston and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick way to improve the look of your home, by clearing moss and more that has built up on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris may be very difficult for most householders and may become a constant source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding 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 survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to look at 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 years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are 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 damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than 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 companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not take much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best 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.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen 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 are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the areas we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all local towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The 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 all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.