Roof Cleaning in Tow Law
Roof Cleaning Tow Law provides a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Tow Law and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a simple way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt is usually challenging for the majority of owners and can become a cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you 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 quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can 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 lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I 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 a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine 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 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 passes.
Here are a few of the nearby places we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:
Some things to consider.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.