Roof Cleaning in Shildon
Roof Cleaning Shildon provides a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Shildon and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae is usually very difficult for many owners and becomes a continual cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Could I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, many would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all local places including:
A few things to consider.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of house 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?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.