You may have heard of companies that do roof cleaning but are wondering why your roof would need to be cleaned. You may be thinking that rainwater washes away dirt and debris and no other cleaning is necessary. Think again. There are several reasons why roof cleaning is necessary and important.
- Moss and Algae Growth. Moss can increase the likelihood that your shingles will blow off in windy weather because it causes the edges of the shingles to curl upward. While algae will not harm your shingles, it can interfere with the reflective properties if you have a reflective roof. The more humid the environment, the faster moss and algae will spread, and your roof can sustain quite a lot of damage in a short amount of time. A soft wash system removes algae, mold, moss, and mildew that may be unreachable with a pressure washer. The detergents penetrate all areas of the roof and dissolve dirt and debris trapped under shingles and around roof eaves. A soft wash also will not strip away loose tiles or granules on the shingles.
- Curb Appeal. Regular cleaning can remove unsightly streaks and dirt and enhance the overall curb appeal, making the roof look new and in good repair.
- Reveals Areas That May Need Repair. Roof cleaning may reveal soft spots hidden under layers of soot that need structural repair. Repairs that are done promptly will preserve the framework of the home and prevent roof leaks and eventual water damage.
If you think your home or business needs roof cleaning, please give us a call at Sentry Soft Wash today!