Roof Cleaning in Seaham
Roof Cleaning Seaham offer a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Seaham and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae can be challenging for the majority of homeowners and may become a continual source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any 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 bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are some of the nearby places we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all surrounding places including:
Some things to think about.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.