Wednesday October 14, 2020
Why, When and How you Should Have a Roof Cleaning
You have your daily chores around your house, and the things you do once in a while. Having your roof cleaned is one of those once in a while chores that you shouldn’t put off any longer. We’ll answer the why, when and how you should go about getting your roof cleaned.
Did you know some homeowners have had their insurance policies cancelled because of the dirty appearance of their roof! That’s because a discolored roof with dark spots is a sign of mold and mildew present, hiding in fungus, algae, and moss that grows rampantly on roofs that go without roof cleanings. The growth on your roof can lead to shingle deterioration and wood rot (compromising the structure), therefore insurance companies are checking for these issues with your roof, it saves them thousands in replacing policy holders roofs. All of that can easily be avoided with routine roof washing.
It extends the lifespan of your roof. Cleaning your roof removes those highly detrimental mold and mildew growths, and debris like small branches and limbs that can damage your roof. Your roof cleaning crew will also inspect for missing shingles, holes, and general damage.
Many recommend having your roof cleaning done by professionals about once a year to be able to catch problems as they develop before they can become damaging. Catching it early is the best way to extend the life of your roof. However, if your roof was recently installed, or is in good shape, then you may only need a roof cleaning once every two years.
This is a job for the professionals, roof cleaning is very hazardous work! There is always the potential to slip and fall. Expert cleaners know what precautions to take and what materials to clean your roof with that will not cause any damage.
Give your roof a once over to see if you spot discoloration, damage, or growth. If you see some, worry not, just reach out to us to have the best experts in roof cleaning you out to your home and get your roof looking like new again.