Roof Cleaning in Whitley Bay
Roof Cleaning Whitley Bay provides a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Whitley Bay and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick way of improving the look of your house, by removing moss and more that has grown there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and algae can be quite difficult for the majority of homeowners and becomes a major source of problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having a roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished 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 however it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
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 roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can 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 improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the nearby places we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider 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. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.