Roof Cleaning in Trimdon

Roof Cleaning Trimdon provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Trimdon and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way to improve the appearance of your property, by removing moss and more that has accumulated there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt may be quite difficult for most homeowners and becomes a major problems.

Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Trimdon

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Trimdon

A large build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause major issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Could I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Trimdon

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Also, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you 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?

Roof Cleaning Trimdon

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.

Below are some of the local areas we cover

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

A few things to think about.

We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that 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 the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.