Why Clean Your Roof

Why Clean Your Roof

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home.  It keeps the rain out, it keeps the sun from overpowering you, and together with the walls it shelters you from the extremes of outdoor weather.  However, your roof doesn’t last forever and it can suffer some serious problems if you don’t take care of it.  Cleaning your roof with a pressure wash in South Bay Area, CA can do it a world of good in all kinds of important ways. 

Extend The Lifespan

Roofs are durable, but they don’t last forever.  Basic asphalt tiles usually only last around 15 to 20 years, and while other roofing options like clay and metal last longer, even they will break down eventually.  On the bright side, regular pressure washes can make this lifespan as long as possible.

Over time, mold, algae, and moss can collect on a roof.  This is especially likely if part of the roof is in shade for most of the day and if it rains frequently in your area.  Mild winters like the ones in South Bay Area, CA also help algae grow.  These organisms slowly but surely damage roof tiles as they grow, but a good pressure washing will blast your roof clean and stop the decay process.

Improve The Appearance

There are some people who may like the old, lived-in appearance you get from a roof covered in green growths like algae and moss.  However, most people prefer the clean and simple look instead, especially since it can make a house look younger and ready to take on the next 50 years.  By regularly pressure washing your roof, you’ll keep algae from taking root and keep your property value high. 

Don’t Spend Much

 A roof cleaning is a very affordably priced service, especially since you only need to do so once every few years.  It’s a whole lot less than the cost of a roof replacement, which depending on the materials and services can cost you $10,000 or more.  Just like other areas of your house, a little preventive maintenance can save you a lot of money when you don’t need a major repair or replacement later down the line.

Prevent Blockages

Aside from the roof surface itself, it’s also important to clean out the gutters and drains on your house.  If your gutters clog up, water will start to pool and encourage mold and algae to grow on and around your roof.  Depending on the angles, it can also lead to water seeping underneath the tiles and getting into your attic.

A clean roof is an effective roof, and once you blast off the dirt, debris, algae, and other growths your roof will look better and last longer.  For help with roof cleanings in South Bay Area, CA, contact Bay Area Outdoor Cleaning.  We specialize in pressure cleaning roofs and gutters, and we can also help with removing birds, installing solar panels, and otherwise pampering your home’s exterior and making sure it looks great for parties, open house viewings, and any other occasion.

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