Roof Cleaning in Staindrop
Roof Cleaning Staindrop offer a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Staindrop and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae is often quite difficult for most householders and can become a major source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you big problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant 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 months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience 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 have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are some of the local areas we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding places including:
A few things to consider.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.