Roof Cleaning in Tynemouth

Roof Cleaning Tynemouth offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Tynemouth and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has built up on your roof.

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

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

Roof Cleaning in Tynemouth

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Tynemouth

A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, having a roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to look at and gradually 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 seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Tynemouth

The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, lots of people would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t need any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Tynemouth

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done 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 employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

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

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out 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 killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Below are some of the places we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:

A few things to consider.

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

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.