Roof Cleaning in Stanley Crook

Roof Cleaning Stanley Crook provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Stanley Crook and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and debris is usually challenging for the majority of householders and may become a constant source of problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Stanley Crook

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Stanley Crook

Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth may cause you major issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can 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 great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Could I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Stanley Crook

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious injury.

Plus, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Stanley Crook

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done 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 your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using 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. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.

Here are some of the towns and villages we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding areas including:

Some things to consider.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • 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 home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.