The roof is essential to the safety, security and structural integrity of your home. And since it is exposed to the outdoors, it naturally collects dirt, moss, algae, pests and other debris. While they may appear harmless on the surface, these organic particles can accelerate the deterioration of roofing materials. Also, a dirty roof can detract from your home’s curb appeal making it look dull and uninviting.
Improve Home Appearance
You may have trimmed your shrubbery, mowed your lawn, taken care of your garden, and pressure-washed your siding, but if you have not invested in cleaning your roof, all your other efforts may be in vain. The roof is the most prominent part of your home, and when it looks unattractive, it not only detracts from the appearance of your property but the neighborhood as well. That’s why many homeowners’ associations and municipalities have rules and ordinances that require homeowners to keep their roof clean. We can restore its appearance, improve curb appeal, and make it stand out from the rest – in a positive way.
Increase Energy Efficiency
A clean roof is more energy-efficient too. If you have noticed an increase in energy bills, your roof may be to blame. While attic ventilation and windows play a crucial role in keeping your home cool during the hot summer months, the roof is also a contributor. A clean roof better reflects the sun’s heat rather than absorbing it, ensuring that your home’s interiors remain cool. On the other hand, a roof filled with fungi, algae, moss, and dirt absorbs the sun’s heat and transfers it to your home’s interiors, making your air conditioning work harder and raising cooling bills.
Prevent Premature Roof Replacement
Cleaning your roof is an economical way to help preserve your roof. The roof can be a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi, including mold and algae. These living organisms feed on moisture and the organic composition of roofing materials such as in clay, asphalt and other organic matter. They eat away at the protective coating in the shingles and tiles allowing water to soak through to the underlayment exposing your roof to leaks. Also, bacteria and fungi can lead to a premature roof replacement. Cleaning your roof through a soft washing process kills the mold on contact and thoroughly removes algae, bacteria, and other debris from the roof and gutters.
Higher Home Value
If you’re thinking of selling your home in the future, then roof cleaning may improve its value. Most homebuyers today are willing to pay a higher price for a home that is in excellent condition with great curb appeal. And that includes the roof. Just how much? Improving the curb appeal can add up to 5% to the value of your home, according to Consumer Reports.
With all these benefits, roof cleaning isn’t something you should ignore. A word of caution: High pressure can damage certain types of roofs. Be sure you hire a professional roof cleaning company with experience in soft washing techniques, like Red Hot Services, to ensure your roof is cleaned safely.