Roof Cleaning in Seaton Sluice
Roof Cleaning Seaton Sluice offers a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Seaton Sluice and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a simple way to improve the appearance of your home, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss is usually challenging for the majority of householders and can become a problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can 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 great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “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.
Couldn’t I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, many would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 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 returning for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully 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 best approach to take 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 immediate improvement and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local towns including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.