Roof Cleaning in Stamford

Roof Cleaning Stamford offers a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Stamford and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way to improve the appearance of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up on your roof.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt is usually very difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a major source of problems.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Stamford

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Stamford

A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all 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 months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Could I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Stamford

The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Stamford

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

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

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying 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 targeting 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 dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will investigate the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.

Below are a few of the local places we cover

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

Some factors to consider.

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

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example 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 dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.