Roof Cleaning in Thornton
Roof Cleaning Thornton offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Thornton and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively simple way to improve the appearance of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris may be very difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. 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 in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also 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 damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Can I do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not require much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all 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 bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are some of the local places we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby places including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.