Roof Cleaning in Ferryhill

Roof Cleaning Ferryhill offer a roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Ferryhill and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated up there.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt can be quite difficult for the majority of owners and can become a major source of issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Ferryhill

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Ferryhill

A large build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see 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 months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Couldn’t I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Ferryhill

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

Plus, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Ferryhill

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent 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 establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.

Below are a few of the areas we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:

Some factors to consider.

We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to us.