Why Do You Need to Clean a Roof?

Cleaning your roof: It sounds tedious, and may be the last thing you want to do in your free time. You can try to justify not doing it, but justification can lead you in the wrong direction when it means delaying important cleaning tasks. You might not want to do it, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t!

Here are four reasons why you do need to clean a roof:

  1. Extends shingle life (as well as other roofing material)

Did you know that your shingles can last up to 20-25 years if cleaned properly? When algae and mold grow on your roof, it eats away at your shingles. Without working to rid your roof of these unwelcome additions, algae stains will absorb heat and cause your attic to become extremely hot, ultimately withering away your shingles more quickly.

When you do clean a roof, don’t forget about your gutters, too. Mold can also form there if water builds up.

  1. Cost efficiency

While it may feel like a burden to have to clean, it’ll be even worse if you have to replace your roof before it’s time. So, get up on your roof for a good scrub (or hire cleaners) once a year. Get the full life out of your roof.

  1. Maintain curb appeal

If you are thinking about selling your property any time in the near future, it’s especially important to maintain the outside aesthetic. First impressions matter. Even if the inside of your home or commercial property is spotless, a prospective buyer may never step foot inside if they see mold or algae on the roof.

  1. Inspect for damage

Cleaning is also a proactive way to ensure that potential damage is found quickly. Look for any signs of damage. Be on the lookout for any holes and missing shingles. If you see anything amiss, it’s time to reach out to a professional to ensure you and your roof get the help you need.

If you have any roof-related questions, we are here to help. Give us a call at (833) 409-7663 or contact us online today.