Roof Cleaning in Seaton

Roof Cleaning Seaton provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Seaton and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a simple way of improving the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has grown up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris is usually challenging for many owners and may become a constant source of problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Seaton

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Seaton

Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause serious issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, having a roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely 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 try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Should I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Seaton

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Additionally, many would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or 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 result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t require any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning 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 absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will inspect your roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all local towns including:

Some factors to consider.

We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the area of the 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.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.