Roof Cleaning in Whitburn

Roof Cleaning Whitburn offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Whitburn and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a quick way of improving the appearance of your property, by removing moss and more that has built up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and dirt may be challenging for the majority of owners and can become a cause for problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Whitburn

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Whitburn

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Could I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Whitburn

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

Also, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper 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 needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Whitburn

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising 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 targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof attentively before starting 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 approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.

Below are some of the local places we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all nearby places including:

Some things to think about.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of the 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.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.