Roof Cleaning in Windy Nook
Roof Cleaning Windy Nook offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Windy Nook and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the appearance of your property, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris is often very difficult for most homeowners and becomes a issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose 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 required job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant 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 months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Could I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, many would assume having your roof cleaned 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. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed 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 roof cleaning process 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 impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Below are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all surrounding towns including:
A few things to consider.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.