Roof Cleaning in Stainton
Roof Cleaning Stainton provides a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Stainton and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a quick and easy way to improve the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and more that has grown up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt is usually challenging for many owners and may become a major issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having the roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at 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 watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, many would assume having your roof cleaned 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. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best 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.
Which 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 effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – 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 that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging the 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.
Below are a few of the local places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all nearby places including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. 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 insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.