Cleanliness is often applied to the interior of a home more so than the exterior of a home. More people tend to spend time tidying up their home’s interior than cleaning their roof, gutters, and other exterior home elements. Despite the inconvenience of going onto the roof to clean, it is necessary. Harmful substances can attach to your home’s shingles and drastically affect the quality of your roof.
Advantages of Cleaning Your Roof
Many home roofs are having to be replaced far earlier than expected due to the damage that they sustain and due to improper or inconsistent cleaning and maintenance. Scheduling regular roof cleanings and preventative maintenance can drastically expand its life and reassure you that it is equipped to handle both inclement weather and substances like mold, moss, mildew, and many other harmful substances. Without regular cleanings and maintenance, those harmful substances can accumulate on your roof’s tiles and make them appear aged, damaged, and otherwise ruined. While you can perform your own roof maintenance, it is recommended that you hire a professional cleaning crew who has experience handling and correctly cleaning and maintaining roofs. They will be able to perform the tasks you need while making sure that everything on your roof looks safe and sturdy. Hiring a professional crew to clean your roof can provide you with the following:
- Boosted curb appeal
Your roof plays a big role in protecting you and your family but also is a big part in the display of your home. A stained and discolored roof from algae and mold can make your house look old and unmaintained. However, if your roof is professionally cleaned, it can increase your home’s value if you are planning on selling it in the near future.
- Increased energy efficiency
Did you know that the dirt and debris on your roof can affect the insulation of your home? The dirt that has accumulated on your roof can be absorbed by your roof and make its way into your attic. When this happens, the external air can render your air conditioning or heating useless or cause your machines to work harder than necessary. This can strain your heating and cooling system and increase your energy consumption. Investing in a professional roof cleaning will extend the life of your HVAC and increase your home’s energy efficiency.
- Money savings
If you have insurance for your property, your insurance company pays attention to how your property is maintained. Sometimes, these insurance companies will send inspectors unannounced to check on your property. Letting an inspector see your roof dirty and stained with algae, moss, and other contaminants can increase your insurance installments.
- A clean gutter
Your gutter is connected to your roof. Any dirt and debris on your roof can be carried down to your gutter and clog it, which can eventually damage it. If your gutter is not functioning well, especially during snowy and rainy seasons, water may damage your gutter system or penetrate your home causing water damage.
- The elimination of expensive repairs
An unmaintained roof can lead to costly repairs or even premature replacement. If you clean your roof regularly, you will be able to catch minor issues and fix them before they lead to bigger problems, which then extends the life of your roof.