Roof Cleaning in Seaton Delaval

Roof Cleaning Seaton Delaval offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Seaton Delaval and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown up there.

As roofs age and become more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris may be challenging for most owners and becomes a constant source of annoyance.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Seaton Delaval

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Seaton Delaval

A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant 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 months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?

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

Can I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Seaton Delaval

The biggest 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 most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Also, lots of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not take much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Seaton Delaval

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof leaving no 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 to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.

Here are some of the towns and villages we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all nearby places including:

Some factors to consider.

We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.