Roof Cleaning in Swalwell
Roof Cleaning Swalwell offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Swalwell and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and algae may be very difficult for many homeowners and can become a continual cause for issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between 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 great to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process 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 bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Here are some of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.