Roof Cleaning in South Bank

Roof Cleaning South Bank offers a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in South Bank and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has grown there.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris is usually challenging for many householders and may become a source of problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in South Bank

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning South Bank

A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping 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 after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then 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 beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however 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 years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely 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 consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Can I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in South Bank

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 a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, a lot of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning South Bank

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest 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 on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising 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 lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.

Below are a few of the areas we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all local towns including:

Some factors to think about.

We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.