Roof Cleaning in Seaburn
Roof Cleaning Seaburn offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Seaburn and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss is often challenging for the majority of householders and can become a major problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth could well cause big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. 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. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time 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 necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however 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 years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it does not take much skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying 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 destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away 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 most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are some of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby places including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently 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 injury to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.