Your roof, whether it is asphalt, tile or shingles, is one of the most expensive parts of your house. It endures incredible abuse…rain, wind, hail, heat and freezing cold. The mere fact it can do so with what are essentially floppy pieces of asphalt, fiberglass and Limestone is pretty amazing. What is more, your roof has a warranty on it which calls for proper maintenance. Properly maintained, a good roof should last at least 3 decades.
Want to lose 1/3 of your roof life? Don’t clean it!
Your roof is under constant assault. Besides the weather, heat and cold, there are living organisms which literally eat your roof shingles. Organisms get underneath your roof shingles, lifting them up making it easy for rain and wind to damage them. Without regular roof washing organisms which retain water settle on your roof, causing it to soften and rot. Organisms that eat the shingles and darken your roof, leading to ugly blackening, streaks, overheating, premature drying, cracking and splitting. These organisms are so damaging roof manufacturers state that you must clean your roof in order to maintain your warranty.
Roof washing – an important part of home maintenance
Cleaning your roof is an important part of home maintenance. If you think about the damage that can be caused by a failed roof, it should be clear that you want to do everything possible to keep your roof in top operating condition. Properly roof washing and maintaining your roof assures the maximum amount of life. With a new roof costing what a car does these days, it is a smart financial move!