Did you know that your roof needs cleaning from time to time? Many homeowners forget about cleaning their roof. The majority know it’s important to clean your gutters and have missing shingles repaired but roof cleanings are commonly neglected. There are products you can purchase from home improvement centers but often they are full of toxic chemicals that can damage the exterior of your home including landscaping. At Beyond Maid Interior and Exterior Cleaning we can help professionally clean your roof.
Instead of dealing with harmful chemicals or getting up on your roof and risking a fall injury, our roof cleaning experts can help you professionally remove all the mold, mildew, and debris that has collected on your roof over time. Your roof is crucial to the structure and integrity of your home so caring for it on a regular basis is crucial. A regular roof cleaning may even save you money by avoiding costly repairs as a technician is another set of eyes and can discover issues during cleaning that may need to be accessed by a roofing professional. Below are some other things to consider when deciding to get your roof professionally cleaned or not:
Algae, moss, and lichens can build up and collect over time due to constant exposure to the elements. Most people think that when it rains it washes the roof but this is not true. There are areas on your roof that aren't always exposed to the sun and do not dry out as fast as other spots. This environment is ideal for algae, and even fungus to thrive.
These spots may not be visible from the ground but if you were to examine your roof closely you would see the areas that have collected dirt and debris over time. It is common to notice stained dark blue or green streaks on some people’s roofs. Algae, moss, and lichens on your roof can not only decrease the lifespan of your roof but also the curb appeal of your home.
If mold, mildew, and debris accumulate on your roof they will eventually impact your gutters, soffetes, and shingles. Especially if your roof is not exposed to total direct sunlight most of the day. For example, if your home is located in a woody area or part of your roof is covered by trees. Most professionals recommend you remove all overhanging tree limbs to allow your roof to dry out completely after rain showers and not be threatened by fallen limbs.
Excessive shingle damage may be the result of a dirty roof. Damaged or missing roof shingles will create big problems more often than not resulting in leaks, mold growth, drywall damage, and extensive repairs. Your energy costs also increase because your missing shingles have created energy inefficiency. A regular roof cleaning will eliminate debris and mold growth and also allow another set of eyes to let you know if there are missing shingles or other possible issues with your roof. The more care and regular maintenance you put into your roof the longer it will last.
These naturally occurring elements serve a great purpose on this earth just not good when algae and moss cover your roof. These plants allow water to accumulate in areas on your roof and can potentially absorb into your roof. Once this has occurred water damage can lead to wood rot. These damages can lead to costly repair and a compromised roofing structure.
The repercussions of not properly cleaning your roof could lead to some costly repairs that you or your family should not have to endure. Let Beyond Maids Interior and Exterior Cleaning help you with our professional pressure washing services. With our state-of-the-art equipment we handle both jobs big and small. We have served the Nassau and surrounding areas of Long Island for over 30 years and are family owned and operated. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.