Roof Cleaning in Seghill
Roof Cleaning Seghill provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Seghill and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively simple way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris is usually very difficult for the majority of homeowners and becomes a cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive 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 seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great 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 have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish 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 clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on purging the 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 as time progresses.
Below are some of the local places we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby towns including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.