Roof Cleaning in Ryhope

Roof Cleaning Ryhope offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Ryhope and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick way to improve the look of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has built up there.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and debris is often quite difficult for the majority of householders and may become a constant issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Ryhope

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Ryhope

Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose 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’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Can I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Ryhope

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

Plus, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered 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 quickly grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Ryhope

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate 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 after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Here are a few of the areas we cover

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

Some factors to consider.

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

  • Size of house and the size 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 insult to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.