Roof Cleaning in Thorney Close

Roof Cleaning Thorney Close offer a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Thorney Close and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your property, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris is usually quite difficult for many owners and can become a major cause for issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Thorney Close

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Thorney Close

A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also 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 saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

The next question is, “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 do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Thorney Close

The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.

Additionally, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Thorney Close

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can begin 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 improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.

Below are a few of the nearby places we cover

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

A few factors to consider.

We have already looked at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.