Roof Cleaning in Spennymoor

Roof Cleaning Spennymoor offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Spennymoor and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick way of improving the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt may be challenging for most owners and may become a constant cause for issues.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Spennymoor

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Spennymoor

Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause serious problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding 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 plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose 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. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant 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 watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Could I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Spennymoor

The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, lots of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it does not require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Spennymoor

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles 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 after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.

Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all nearby places including:

A few factors to think about.

We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.