Roof Cleaning in Sunderland

Roof Cleaning Sunderland offers a roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Sunderland and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way to improve the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae is usually quite difficult for the majority of owners and can become a constant problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Sunderland

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Sunderland

A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage 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 can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive 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 observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

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

Can I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Sunderland

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, many would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away 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’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Sunderland

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure 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 returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.

Below are some of the local places we cover

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

A few things to consider.

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

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example 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 home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.