Roof Cleaning in Shiney Row
Roof Cleaning Shiney Row offers a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Shiney Row and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss is often quite difficult for most householders and can become a continual source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause major issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged 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. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating 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 improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all nearby areas including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.