Roof Cleaning in Hurworth-on-Tees

Roof Cleaning Hurworth-on-Tees provides a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Hurworth-on-Tees and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by clearing moss and more that has accumulated on your roof.

As roofs become older and become more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae is often challenging for many householders and becomes a continual cause for problems.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Hurworth-on-Tees

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Hurworth-on-Tees

Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?

The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Hurworth-on-Tees

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it does not need any skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Hurworth-on-Tees

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure 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 with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take 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 begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Here are a few of the local places we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all nearby areas including:

Some things to think about.

We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.