Roof Cleaning in Stobhill

Roof Cleaning Stobhill provides a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Stobhill 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 look of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt is usually very difficult for the majority of homeowners and becomes a constant cause for issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Stobhill

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Stobhill

A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you big problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect 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 become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of 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 damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Can I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Stobhill

The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.

Plus, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive 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 quickly grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Stobhill

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

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

Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all surrounding towns including:

A few factors to think about.

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

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.