Roof Cleaning in Shiremoor

Roof Cleaning Shiremoor provides a roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Shiremoor and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the look of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and algae can be very difficult for the majority of homeowners and may become a annoyance.

Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Shiremoor

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Shiremoor

A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you major issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?

Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Can I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Shiremoor

The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Also, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Shiremoor

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 roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof attentively before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.

Here are a few of the nearby places we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all local places including:

Some things to consider.

We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned 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. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.