Roof Cleaning in Sedgefield
Roof Cleaning Sedgefield offers a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Sedgefield and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a quick way of improving the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has grown there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss may be challenging for many owners and can become a major cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause major issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice 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 company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense 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 result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it does not take any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising 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 any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure 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 by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are some of the places we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.