Roof Cleaning in Wideopen

Roof Cleaning Wideopen provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Wideopen and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.

As roofs become older and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris is often challenging for the majority of householders and can become a constant source of problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Wideopen

Why should I have it cleaned?

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Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured 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 normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Should I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Wideopen

The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, lots of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill 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 pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

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It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial 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 efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin 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 change as time passes.

Here are a few of the local areas we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all local places including:

A few factors to think about.

We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.