Roof Cleaning in Seaton Carew

Roof Cleaning Seaton Carew offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Seaton Carew and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae can be quite difficult for most homeowners and becomes a major cause for annoyance.

Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Seaton Carew

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Seaton Carew

A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth could well cause major issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see 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 months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Should I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Seaton Carew

The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.

Also, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space 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 mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Seaton Carew

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will inspect the roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.

Below are a few of the nearby places we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby areas including:

Some things to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.