Roof Cleaning in Stamfordham
Roof Cleaning Stamfordham offer a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Stamfordham and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss and more that has accumulated there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt is usually challenging for most homeowners and becomes a major cause for issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover 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 damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods 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 permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once 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 prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the 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 improvement as time passes.
Here are some of the places we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.