Roof Cleaning in Seahouses
Roof Cleaning Seahouses offer a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Seahouses and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and become more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss can be very difficult for many homeowners and may become a major cause for annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious issues 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 spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’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 service is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice 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 months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I just do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned 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 get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local places including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.