How To Clean A Residential Roof
September 1, 2016 at 6:53 am
Cleaning your roof is something that you probably don’t have high on your list of priorities. It may even be something you didn’t know that you had to do. Just like any other part of your home, cleaning your roof from time to time can help with maintenance and ensure it is in the best shape possible.
Why do you need to clean your roof?
This is a common question from homeowners. Cleaning your roof goes above and beyond removing debris from your roof (which you should do regularly). Rather, it is to help limit the growth of mold and fungus – which can lead to shingle damage and slowly eat away at your roof. Cleaning your roof helps to prevent this from happening.
How often should your clean your roof?
Depending on the type of roof you have, where you live, and the rate at which the fungus grows on your roof, it’s recommended you clean your roof every 3-5 years. These cleaning will help to prevent damage and help you get the most out of roof.
How To Clean Your Roof
There is a lot more to cleaning your roof than you might suspect. Removing the fungus and moss the right way is important. You also want to make sure you are not damaging your roof in the process. This is why you should never power wash your roof, rather you should clean your roof using the soft wash method – using spray equipment at low pressure.
While you can do it yourself, hiring a professional to clean your roof is a better option. This way you will know it was done correctly without doing any damage to your roof.
Think it may be time for a maintenance checkup? Call us today to come to your home, take a look, and provide you with a free estimate for our roofing services.