Roof Cleaning in Wingate
Roof Cleaning Wingate offer a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Wingate and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way of improving the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris is usually quite difficult for many owners and may become a continual cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, many would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t need any skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 stop the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish 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 clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:
Some things to consider.
We have 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 area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.