Roof Cleaning in Teesville

Roof Cleaning Teesville offers a complete roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Teesville and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a simple way to improve the appearance of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris can be quite difficult for many homeowners and becomes a continual source of annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Teesville

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Teesville

Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference 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 service is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new once more?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Should I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Teesville

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best 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 at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Teesville

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily 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 methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede 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 cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.

Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:

A few factors to think about.

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

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.