Roof Cleaning in West Rainton

Roof Cleaning West Rainton offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in West Rainton and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss is often challenging for most householders and becomes a major annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in West Rainton

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning West Rainton

A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished 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 nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new again?

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

Couldn’t I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in West Rainton

The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, lots of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning West Rainton

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles 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. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are a few of the nearby places we cover

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

Some factors to think about.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.