Roof Cleaning in Washington
Roof Cleaning Washington provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Washington and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss is usually challenging for most homeowners and may become a continual cause for annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, 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 retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, many would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating your 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 a few of the nearby places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all nearby areas including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently 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?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.