Roof Cleaning in Witton Gilbert
Roof Cleaning Witton Gilbert offer a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Witton Gilbert and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris is often very difficult for many owners and can become a cause for issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover 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’s. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward 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 do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
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 remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb 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 roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on purging the 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 improvement as time passes.
Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.