Roof Cleaning in Trimdon Grange

Roof Cleaning Trimdon Grange offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Trimdon Grange and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a quick way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt can be challenging for the majority of householders and becomes a major issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Trimdon Grange

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Trimdon Grange

A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose 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’s. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see 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 years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Couldn’t I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Trimdon Grange

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot 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 expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Trimdon Grange

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 roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.

Here are some of the places we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all surrounding towns including:

A few factors to consider.

We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.