Here’s why you should add bi-annual roof cleaning (once every two years) to your home maintenance to-do’s:
Many homeowners think getting your roof cleaned is a luxury, something to do if you have extra cash, are preparing for a party, or trying to sell your house. While those are all great occasions to get your roof cleaned, routinely maintaining and cleaning your roof is actually vital to the health and longevity of it, not just its appearance. In fact, you can prolong the life of your roof and save yourself the cost of a getting a new roof, simply by having it routinely cleaned.
Firstly, the chemical cleaner used when roof cleaning removes those pesky black stains (due to dirt, mold, mildew, and lots of others) and also prevents them from forming for some time. This can make a simple once-every-two-years service go even further. Contact us to learn more about the process we use on roofs, and why it is valuable to have your roof cleaned on a routine basis.
Secondly, not only does maintaining your roof enhance your home’s curb appeal, you actually risk getting your homeowners policy cancelled for a dirty roof. The dark stains you see on your roof are actually small bacteria that can cause long-term damage. If left untreated – or unmaintained, this can eventually lead to you needing to replace your roof. This bacteria can deteriorate shingles, cleaning your roof maximizes your roof life and prevents your policy from being cancelled.
Not maintaining your roof via a routine roof cleaning can cause the aforementioned bacteria to eat through your shingles, by allowing moisture to seep in and rot the wood underneath. If your roof is dirty right now, your roof may not be leaking, but in time the untreated black “scum” can cause leaks and further damage that may cost far beyond the price of a single service to repair. The smell of a rotting roof can also attract critters, who enter your attic or crawlspace through compromised areas of your roof.
Lastly, if you are selling your house, curb appeal goes a long way. There is no telling the value that is added by a great first impression – with a nice clean roof. One of the first things a buyer will take note of is the roof (as it is a huge expense to replace). No one wants to purchase a house with a roof that looks dirty and old, with the expectation they will have to soon replace it.
It is easy to see why roof maintenance is a necessity. The cost of roof cleaning once every two years goes a long way and can ultimately save you money in the long run by prolonging roof repair or replacement.