Roof Cleaning in Tudhoe

Roof Cleaning Tudhoe offer a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Tudhoe and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a simple improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris is often quite difficult for many owners and may become a continual source of problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Tudhoe

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Tudhoe

Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you major 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 plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, 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 don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Should I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Tudhoe

The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb 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 additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Tudhoe

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using this method 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 the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed 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 removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.

Below are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby areas including:

Some things to consider.

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

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.