Roof Cleaning in Warkworth

Roof Cleaning Warkworth provides a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Warkworth and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae is usually quite difficult for many homeowners and becomes a major problems.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Warkworth

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Warkworth

A large accumulation of moss and algae 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 neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of 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’s. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually 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 brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?

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 way to do this is.

Could I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Warkworth

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

Also, 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 in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not need any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Warkworth

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as 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 gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an 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 the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating your 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 a few of the towns and villages we cover

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

A few things to think about.

We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with 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 quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.