Roof Cleaning in Witton Park

Roof Cleaning Witton Park offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Witton Park and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a simple improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae can be challenging for most homeowners and can become a continual source of annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Witton Park

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Witton Park

A large build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?

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.

Couldn’t I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Witton Park

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.

Also, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not require much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Witton Park

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – 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 that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all nearby places including:

Some factors to think about.

We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.