Roof Cleaning in Sherburn
Roof Cleaning Sherburn offer a complete roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Sherburn and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick way of improving the look of your property, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has grown there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss is often quite difficult for the majority of householders and can become a major source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth may cause big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Could I just do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not need much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after 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 all other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof attentively 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 best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are a few of the areas we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding areas including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.