Roof cleaning is a part of homecare that often goes undone. People don’t often think
about the real value of a clean roof, but the fact is, there are a lot of benefits, and the transition
from winter to spring is the perfect time to get it done. This article can help you decide if it’s time
to do a little clean up on your roof.
4 Benefits Of A Clean Roof
1. Curb Appeal Most obviously, having a clean roof keeps your home looking neat and
tidy. Over time it is easy for your roof to lose its luster due to dust and dirt build up. And,
depending on where you live you may even get mold or moss growth. All of this keeps
your home from looking its best. The good news is that cleaning your roof can be fairly
easy and not too time consuming, so consider putting roof clean on your spring cleaning
list this year.
2. Extended Roof Life Buildup on your roof isn’t just an eye sore, if left uncared for it can
actually conceal or even cause major damage to your roof, causing your roof life to end
much earlier than expected. This damage can occur on both the exterior and interior of
your roof, so it is important to get a head start on cleaning to avoid more serious
problems down the road. For example, prolonged moisture from snow and ice can
develop into mold as the weather begins to warm up. If black moss begins to grow in
your attic it can destroy your walls, personal items, and even be dangerous to your
respiratory health. Blocked gutters can also be a big problem, leading to overflow and
causing water to fall to the foundation of your home instead of out and away. The result?
Foundational damages that can be a nightmare to repair.
3. Save Money You can save big by taking a proactive approach to your property. Not
surprisingly, If you allow your roof to fend for itself in the elements you will very likely end
up in a situation that requires you to make major repairs or even an entire roof
replacement. While no roof lasts forever, yours can last much longer and for a much
lower cost by doing regular upkeep and cleaning on your roof. Minor repairs even when
done on a regular basis will be far less expensive than major repairs for emergencies
and their associated damages. Save more with easy maintenance practices.
4. Protect Your Home’s Value Lastly, maintaining your roof maintains its value. This is
especially good if you are ever in a position where you are moving and hope to get the
most out of your home. Houses are assets that have the potential to actually increase in
value overtime. On the flip side, leaving your home uncared for may leave you in a
position where you could much less than you bargained for. Think of good maintenance
as a gift to your future self, it’s an easy practice and pays off big when the time comes.
Know Your Roof
Most roof cleaning is fairly simple, roofs usually only need to be sprayed with water and
some gentle soap. However, if you are looking to do a more thorough cleaning, like removing
mold, it can be a little more tricky, requiring stronger chemicals like bleach. Of course how much
cleaning you want to handle is up to you, but if you feel like your home needs a deeper cleaning
you may want to consider hiring a professional team that can do it quickly and easily, and in a
safe manner. Whether you choose to handle it yourself or get the help of professionals, be sure
to make the time this year to improve your home with some easy cleaning.
Don’t leave the integrity of your roof to chance. There are a lot of factors to getting the
most out of your roof. After you are done with your cleaning this year you can get a professional
to inspect your roof to help you stay informed on your home. Affordable Roofing is happy to offer
free roof inspections and we can help you understand the needs and condition of your roof and
give you tips specific to your home so that it stays in prime condition.
At Affordable Roofing it has become standard operating procedure to upgrade a homeowner’s roof to a Premium Class 4 Impact Resistant shingle at no additional cost.
Colorado being one of the top 5 states in hail frequency events
the Class 4 Impact Resistant shingle is exceptionally important.
What Clients Are Saying…
“To the staff at Affordable Roofing,I would personally like to express my gratitude for the service and the new roof that was put on my house last month by your company. I was under a tight timeline with a new roof being contingent on the purchase of my new home. We were able to get an estimate right away and I was in constant communication with them through the planning stages. Our roof was put on the moment we had HOA approval and finished within 2 days. The professionalism throughout the whole process was flawless. I quickly had questions answered and was never left waiting for service.I am happy to say that we now have a beautiful roof for our new home. I will recommend Affordable Roofing to anyone who needs a new roof. All of the staff were very helpful, and efficient. Not to mention, the obvious is a well constructed roof.”
All the Best,
Tracy Mueller, Ph.D.
Fort Collins, CO