Roof Cleaning in Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Roof Cleaning Saltburn-by-the-Sea offers a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Saltburn-by-the-Sea and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick way to improve the appearance of your home, by clearing moss and anything else that has grown up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt is often very difficult for many homeowners and becomes a major source of problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you 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 plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, having the roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective 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 – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:
Some things to consider.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.