Roof Cleaning in Springwell

Roof Cleaning Springwell provides a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Springwell and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way to improve the look of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt is often quite difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a continual annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Springwell

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Springwell

A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?

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 possible solution is here.

Should I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Springwell

The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, many would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it does not require much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right 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 are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Springwell

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 moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – with 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.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using 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 destroying 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 by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will investigate your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out 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 immediate improvement and continued change over time.

Here are some of the local places we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all surrounding areas including:

A few factors to think about.

We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.