Roof Cleaning in Stockton-on-Tees

Roof Cleaning Stockton-on-Tees offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Stockton-on-Tees and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively simple way of improving the appearance of your house, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is often very difficult for most householders and becomes a major issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Stockton-on-Tees

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Stockton-on-Tees

Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth may cause you major problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often 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 look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Can I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Stockton-on-Tees

The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Stockton-on-Tees

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out 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 killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are a few of the areas we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all local places including:

A few things to consider.

We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • The 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 all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.