Roof Cleaning in Willington
Roof Cleaning Willington offers a roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Willington and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple improvement to make to the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss is often quite difficult for many homeowners and becomes a cause for annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause big issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing 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?
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 recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Could I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space 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 trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it does not need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this method 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. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Below are some of the local areas we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all surrounding places including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.