Top Two Reasons to Keep Your Roof Clean

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.

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    Tyler Meredith says:

    I like that you talk about how an improperly maintained roof can result in bacteria getting under the shingles and causing structural damage to the wood underneath. This could be helpful to remember when looking at what I can do to my roof because I don’t want to have any major issues. Having a professional come out to inspect and clean it could be a great place to start to simply prepare for the worst.

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      Nancy Dell says:

      Hi Tyler, Thank you for your comment. Cleaning your roof is definitely one of the easiest things to do to maintain your roof.

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    Virginia Hall says:

    All the homeowners should be aware of the fact that cleaning the roof is not a luxury, it’s an essential thing and needs to be done as soon as you see any issue in the roof or looks quite dirty. If you’re planning to sell your home in the recent future, then keeping the floor super clean would help the potential buyers to take interest in you. On the other hand, if roof is not clean, the bacteria could affect your health and everyday lifestyle significantly. But, I would suggest you to check the reliability of the professional contractor before hiring them.

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      Nancy Dell says:

      Hi Virginia, Thank you for your comment. I agree that cleaning your roof is not a luxury. As we are also a gutter cleaning company, I can’t tell you how much damage we see to roofs just from simple neglect. Most people don’t even know they can clean their roofs. That’s why so often it isn’t on their home maintenance check list. I also couldn’t agree more that you need to check the reliability of the contractor. Look out for our new blog coming soon that explains what can happen if you hire the wrong roof cleaning contractor.

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    Derek Dewitt says:

    My wife and I noticed that there are small splotches on our roof but we aren’t sure what to do about it. I had no idea that having a dirty roof could put you at risk of losing your homeowner’s policy. We’ll have to look into hiring a professional to help us out if the bacteria starts to spread. Thanks for sharing!

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      Nancy Dell says:

      Hi Derek, Thank you for your comment. Hopefully you have had your roof cleaned by now. It’s important to eliminate the mold and mildew splotches before they spread and cause damage. If you haven’t had your roof cleaned yet and live in the Atlanta area, give us a call and we can help you out.

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    Gabriel says:

    What a good informative article. Maintaining the roof clean and taking care of it is what makes a difference. Using the right products when roof cleaning is a must! Really like how you wrote this

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    Jeremy Thompson says:

    It’s great to know that you risk getting your homeowners’ policy canceled for a dirty roof. I’d be sure to have my roof cleaned by professionals soon. I wouldn’t want a bacteria outbreak. Thanks for the great tips!

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    Nancy Dell says:

    Thanks Jeremy for your comment. Having your roof clean will not only take care of the bacteria but your roof will look great too. If you live around Atlanta and want to find a great company to clean your roof give us a call at 770 917-8577

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    Elsa Anderson says:

    It’s nice that you mentioned that it’s necessary to regularly maintain one’s roof to improve its longevity and health in addition to its appearance. Our roof is fairly new that’s why it never crossed my mind to have it serviced yet but I should probably schedule a cleaning to make sure that it would last for a longer time. Hopefully, there are reliable roofers that are available to hire within the season. Thanks!

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      Nancy Dell says:

      Thanks for your comment. It is very important to hire a reliable company to clean your roof. We will be putting out a blog soon on how to hire the right company. You want to make sure that they are using industry standards and come with a guarantee.

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      Nancy Dell says:

      Thanks for joining the discussion. Roof cleaning is an essential aspect of maintaining your home. Most people don’t realize that you can even clean your roof. We are trying to get the word out.

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    Taylor Bishop says:

    I just wanted to thank you for going over some benefits to having a roof clean. I actually didn’t know that it could actually help prevent bacteria from eating through shingles. If this is the case, it definitely sounds like it could be good to do this before seasons where bacteria grow rapidly.

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