Roof Cleaning in Stocksfield
Roof Cleaning Stocksfield provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Stocksfield and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a simple way of improving the appearance of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has built up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a constant problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause serious problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or 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 issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – 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 pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof carefully 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 dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are some of the nearby places we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all local areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.