Benefits of a Clean Roof

Does your roof look dirty? Maybe it even has moss growing on it. If your roof is dirty, there are many advantages to getting it cleaned. The process is easy, and aside from extending the life of your roof, it can make your house look a lot better. In fact, having your roof cleaned is a simple, economical way to improve your home’s curb appeal if you’re planning on selling your house.

When your roof is being cleaned, the roof cleaners will typically apply special cleaners with low pressure, starting at the top of your house and moving to the bottom. This should remove the stains from your roof without causing any damage.

A clean roof can have a lot of advantages for your home, and we will discuss some of these.

Removes Dirt and Stains

It’s easy for debris to fall on your roof during storms and for water to cause stains on your roof. You may find your roof has black streaks as well. These are usually caused by algae and can occur even when the weather is dry. Cleaning these dark streaks could even make your home more energy-efficient. These dark stains can absorb heat and cause your house to be warmer, thus increasing your cooling bill.

Helps Keep Your Gutters Clean

Gutters are a vital part of your roofing system, and it’s important for them to stay clean. If your gutters become clogged, water could start to pool on your roof. If this happens, it could cause your roof to start rotting and begin to mold. If you have your roof cleaned on a regular basis, the debris on your roof will be removed rather than ending up in your gutters.

Prevents Water Damage

It is common for moss to grow on roofs, and unfortunately, normal surface cleaning generally won’t remove it. Moss is difficult to remove because it can grow underneath your shingles and even cause pits on the surface of your roof. Then, if the moss is not removed, it can continue to damage your roof causing extensive damage.

Algae is another problem when it grows on roofs. Algae can start growing on your roof and then feed on the limestone in asphalt shingles. This can weaken and damage your roof. In time, this could cause water damage and mold. But with professional roof cleaning, algae and mold can both be removed, thus reducing the risk of damage to your roof.

Increases Curb Appeal

A dirty or stained roof will really hurt the look of your home. But, if you have your roof professionally cleaned, dirt, moss, and stains will be safely removed without harming your roof. This can add to the appeal of your home without spending a lot of money. It can even increase the value of your home, which can be especially useful if you are trying to sell your home.

Final Thoughts

Roof cleaning is a good investment in your home. Replacing a roof can be very expensive, and by having your roof cleaned regularly, you can delay this expense. Additionally, having a clean roof can increase the curb appeal of your home and even potentially increase its value. With all of the benefits that roof cleaning can provide, it is well worth the cost.

Contact Us

For high-quality roof maintenance, contact North Shore Roofing. Our team of professional roofers has more than thirty years of experience with all aspects of roof maintenance and is ready to help you today. Call us at (978) 977-3816 and connect with us on Facebook.