No one wants to have a shabby looking home, but sometimes it’s hard to tell when your roof needs cleaning. In fact, roofs become dirty over time, and unless you invest in yearly cleanings, it can be hard to remember what a “new” roof looks like. Many people go years between roof cleanings and not think anything of it. They don’t think anything of it. After all, is roof cleaning even necessary?
Unfortunately, a dirty roof will not only ruin your home’s curb appeal, but it will also damage the roof itself. In this blog, we’ll discuss what roof cleaning is, why it’s necessary, and how professional cleaning can help you
What is roof cleaning?
Roof cleaning is the process of removing dirt, debris, dust, stains, moss, mold, mildew, algae, etc. off of your roof. It is a way to maintain your roof and extend its natural lifespan. Without cleaning your roof, you increase the likelihood of damage to your home.
Our soft washing method can be used on a variety of exterior surfaces, including roofs. It is roof manufacturer recommended and the only method approved to clean asphalt shingle roofs. It’s designed to eliminate dirt and stains as well as eradicate moss, algae, and mildew all while leaving no physical damage to the surface. It also lasts 4 to 6 times longer than the average roof cleaning!
Is roof cleaning necessary?
Yes! Each day, your roof is exposed to dirt and debris. While natural rainfall can help wash off most dirty, it won’t address dark stains or areas impacted by algae, moss, mildew, etc. These substances require a more in-depth and professional cleaning.
Will cleaning solve all my roof issues?
Unfortunately, not always. In some cases, algae, fungus, and moss growth can be so severe that the damage to your roof is significant. If this is the case, then you’ll likely need to replace your roof instead of just cleaning it. However, because roof cleaning is significantly cheaper than roof replacement, it’s worth going this route first.
Who should clean my roof?
Alright, so officially convinced that your roof needs to be cleaned, but you can do it, right? It’s the perfect DIY project for a Saturday afternoon!
WRONG. DIY roof cleaning is how you (or your roof) get hurt! Both personal injury and property damage top the list when it comes to why you shouldn’t clean your own roof. It’s always best to leave roof cleaning to the professionals.
Just makes sure you hire a trustworthy company. No company should offer to pressure wash your roof or demand payment upfront. Pressure washing is not the same as roof cleaning and can cause serious damage to the shingles’ coating and protective grit.