Roof Cleaning in Stannington

Roof Cleaning Stannington provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Stannington and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a simple improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae is usually very difficult for the majority of householders and can become a major cause for problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Stannington

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Stannington

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause serious problems 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 out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however 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 years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Could I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Stannington

The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, many would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it does not take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Stannington

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles 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 after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once 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 stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Below are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all surrounding areas including:

A few factors to think about.

We have already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with 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, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.