Roof Cleaning in South Hylton
Roof Cleaning South Hylton provides a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in South Hylton and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for many householders and can become a constant issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of 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 saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’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 vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned 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?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Can I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct 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 unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned 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 using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of 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 after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof attentively before starting 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 clear out the growth. Next we can start 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 improvement over time.
Below are some of the nearby places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding areas including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.