Roof Cleaning in Sheriff Hill
Roof Cleaning Sheriff Hill offers a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Sheriff Hill and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way of improving the look of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae can be very difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a major problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may 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 in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice 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 service is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces 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 mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not require any skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding 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 company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take 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 eradicating the 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 improvement over time.
Here are a few of the nearby places we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local towns including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.