Roof Cleaning in Ushaw Moor

Roof Cleaning Ushaw Moor provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Ushaw Moor and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a quick way of improving the look of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt is usually very difficult for many householders and becomes a source of issues.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Ushaw Moor

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Ushaw Moor

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?

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

Should I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Ushaw Moor

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

Additionally, many would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Ushaw Moor

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider 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 deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.

Below are some of the local places we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size 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 used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.