Seemingly small collections of dirt can lead to big problems
It’s easy to not think about your roof. You don’t walk past it on your way to the bathroom. You can’t “just happen to notice” it when you’re in the kitchen.
However, the second something goes wrong—say, you have a water leak into your master bedroom—you’ll wish you had thought more about how you could have prevented that headache (and the costly repairs).
We believe in preventing those types of problems before they start, which is why we recommend professional roof cleaning services to homeowners. Today’s seemingly insignificant issues will contribute to tomorrow’s massive problems.
In this post, we explain why someone should get their roof cleaned and how we take care of that job without inadvertently doing damage to any other part of your house.
Why Get Your Roof Cleaned?
There are many reasons to think about professionally cleaning your roof on a regular basis. Here are some of the main ones:
- It’s easier for you to spot potentially longer-term dangers to your house. When your roof is clean, you or someone you hire can properly inspect your shingles. That makes it more likely they can identify problems with your roof and figure out how best to fix it before that problem turns into a disaster.
- Seemingly harmless stains can damage the material of your roof. Shingles can break down. Wood can become rotted. As Long Roofing has noted, algae feeds off of roofing materials like asphalt and can absorb heat, damaging the material of your roof.
- It keeps your house appealing and fresh. Why would you want to settle for having a house that’s become an embarrassment to look at? There are reputations you don’t want. “That house” is one of them.
These are the types of issues we’ll prevent through the use of a special set of tools and chemicals. Our cleaning process is specifically designed to remove contaminants from your roof while leaving the building materials intact. We’re also highly trained at scaling homes of all sizes, which means you don’t have to put yourself in harm’s way to take care of your roof.
When we clean your home, you can trust us to maintain the full integrity of your house, both during the job and as a result of the cleaning we do.
“Why is My Roof Black?”
We’d be remiss if we didn’t address another common question we hear: “Why is my roof black? What is growing up there?”
When people ask this, what they’re inquiring about is something called Gloeocapsa Magma, a bacteria that not only reduces the roof’s aesthetic but also eats away at its singles and leads to the decomposition of the surface. That’s the bad news.
The good news is, we can safely remove this bacteria from your roof. We’ll use a soft washing process that closely resembles a pest control application. Biodegradable chemicals break down and kill the Gloeocapsa Magma without causing any damage to the surface of your roof. Once the chemicals are applied, we’ll allow them time to dwell on your roof to kill the bacteria. Last, we’ll rinse your roof with as much pressure as a garden hose, ensuring zero damage to your roof. With our soft-washing equipment, we can treat a lot of roofs from the ground without having to use a ladder at all.
Ready to Get Your Roof Cleaned?
Unfortunately, a lot of people realize they have to wash their house but they neglect their roof.
We recommend that you should have your roof soft washed every 5 years, which is an easy way to protect your biggest investment—your home! Without regular soft washes, you’ll allow bacteria to continue to grow and you’ll end up replacing your roof sooner than you have to. Soft-washing your roof is the cheaper option to protect your home.