Roof Cleaning in South Hetton

Roof Cleaning South Hetton offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in South Hetton and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.

As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae can be quite difficult for most householders and becomes a continual problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in South Hetton

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning South Hetton

A really serious build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to see 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 observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Couldn’t I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in South Hetton

The biggest 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 kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Plus, many would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it does not take any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning South Hetton

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores 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 specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are a few of the local places we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby towns including:

Some things to consider.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.