Roof Cleaning in Sherburn Hill
Roof Cleaning Sherburn Hill provides a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Sherburn Hill and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and become more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris may be quite difficult for most homeowners and may become a continual source of problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having your roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean 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 tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure 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 a loft and there is a good chance 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 cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing 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 most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your 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 risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once 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 removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:
Some things to consider.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.