Roof Cleaning

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The Importance of Roof Cleaning

Cleaning your roof helps extend its lifespan and prevent damage. Your home’s roof provides the first line of defense against the Southwest Florida heat, rain, sun, and wind. Maintaining and protecting your roof before a hurricane hits is a top priority as a homeowner. That means making sure the roof, gutters, and valleys are clear of debis.

Many roofing materials can break down when not clean. The cost of cleaning your roof pays for itself by extending the life of your roofing materials.


Why Should You Hire a Professional to Clean Your Roof?

Your home’s roof is usually being ignored, even though it plays a critical role in protecting other parts of the home. It protects all of your possessions inside the house and the entire home from rain and weather changes. If trees surround your home, you should expect to find leaves, branches, and other debris on your roof. The birds and the wind can also bring other rubbish to this part of the house.

Regularly cleaning the roof will help you maintain the integrity of the roof. This is something that is not done merely for aesthetic purposes but also for the protection of the materials. If you want to make sure that the building materials under your roof are protected, you should consider eliminating debris.

Hiring a professional roof cleaning service can get your roof looking good as new in no time. While it may seem like an easy enough procedure, roof cleaning is dangerous and should be left to the professionals. Scaling a roof comes will all sorts of dangers,  including potential serious injuries in the event of a fall. Also, merely power washing your roof may not remove all the dirt, debris, algae and moss which is not only unattractive but also damaging to your roofing.

The Benefits of Professional Roof Cleaning

Clean Roofing Lasts Longer

Keeping your roof cleaned and well-maintained can help it last longer. The materials used in roofing may break down much more quickly if they are not regularly cleaned and maintained, leading to damage and eventually a costly roof replacement. This break down is caused by algae formation, which can feed off of the limestone which is present in asphalt-based shingles. Not only does the algae eat the limestone within the shingles themselves, but algae and moss – another by-product of poor roof maintenance – can get into the cracks of roofing tiles and shingles, creating space and allowing moisture to penetrate beneath the surface of the roof.

Even if algae isn’t visible on your roof at the moment, you should consider having your roof cleaned. Why? Because in its earliest stages, algae isn’t visible. That means, even if you think your roof is okay for the time being, it could be degrading right before your eyes! For this reason, spot treating algae as it appears just isn’t a good idea. Having a thorough roof washing is not only aesthetically great for your roof – it keeps it happy and healthy!

Clean Roofing Adds Curb Appeal

Let’s face it, nobody wants an ugly house, and nothing can kill the curb appeal of a home faster than a dirty, dilapidated roof. Having a disgusting roof can give off the impression that the rest of the house is a disaster as well, which no one wants. Fortunately, in many cases, even an unsightly roof doesn’t need an expensive full replacement, but rather, just a good cleaning. The easy way to boost curb appeal is by keeping your roof clean.

If increasing curb appeal is one of your top priorities, then removing unsightly dark stains should be enough of a reason to clean your roof. As previously noted, these black streaks are usually caused by algae growing on your roof surface. Algae can grow even in dry conditions, so constant exposure to sunlight does not prevent black algae from ruining the appearance of your home.

Dark stains can also be caused by debris falling down during harsh weather and water stains. Aside from being unattractive, dark stains make your roofing less energy efficient. It begins to absorb more heat, making indoor insulation more expensive.

A Clean Roof Keeps Gutters Clean and Clog-Free

Leaves, debris, and other types of dirt clogging your gutters is a recipe for disaster. When the performance of gutters is compromised, you can expect water stains on your side walls. It can even damage your home’s foundation.  Not only that, a dirty roof clogging up your gutters can lead to standing water on your roof, which in turn can lead to roof damage. Standing water, if left to sit too long, can work its way through any cracks in your roof and can undermine the shingles and underlying roof structure, leading to expensive repairs and a huge mess to clean up inside!  A roof clean up can prevent those catastrophes from happening.

Call The Roof-Cleaning Experts at Apple Roofing Today

Apple Roof Cleaning Services serves homeowners and property owners within and around the Clearwater area. Unlike some predatory cleaning services which use flashy but damaging high-pressure or chemically-corrosive techniques, the highly trained staff of Apple Roof Cleaning uses non-pressure soft wash chemical roof cleaning to clean dirty roofing. When the sun shines, you don’t want a dirty, ugly roof being the focal point of an otherwise beautiful home. For fast and effective service with only the highest-quality cleaning tools, contact Apple Roof Cleaning today at 727-277-2524.