Roof Cleaning in Stanhope

Roof Cleaning Stanhope offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Stanhope and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris is usually challenging for many householders and can become a constant source of issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Stanhope

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Stanhope

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural 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 hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?

Next you might ask, “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 possible solution is here.

Should I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Stanhope

The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.

Also, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it does not need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you 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?

Roof Cleaning Stanhope

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:

A few things to consider.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.