Roof Cleaning in Stanley

Roof Cleaning Stanley offer a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Stanley and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.

As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss is usually challenging for most householders and becomes a continual source of annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Stanley

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Stanley

Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause big issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get dirtier and 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 straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Should I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Stanley

The most common 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 many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, lots of people would think 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. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Stanley

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

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

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores 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 the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Below are some of the places we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all nearby places including:

Some things to think about.

We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • 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 all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.