Roof cleaning might feel like overkill for some home or property owners: won’t the rain just wash away any dirt? Contrary to popular belief, your roof actually gets dirty very quickly. As the biggest heat controlling source for your home and the only thing keeping you and your family from the harsh climate or storms raging outside, keeping your roof in top condition is absolutely essential. Cleaning your roof regularly is one of the most important things you can do for your home, but our professional experience isn’t enough to convince you, here are a few other major reasons why roof cleaning is essential!
- Improve Longevity of Roof
Regular roof maintenance and cleaning helps extend the overall lifespan of your roof, including any panelling or shingles you’re using to protect your roof top. By using regular gentle cleaning techniques, you can help remove any bacteria or mold that might be eating away at your roof and shortening its lifespan.
- Healthier for Your Family
Your roof is a breeding ground for a number of dangerous ailments that can cause serious injury or illness to your family. All kinds of bacteria can latch on to roof rot or decay, causing mold and allergen build-up that works its way into your home and into the immune systems of your family. Protect everyone with regular roof cleaning.
- Home Value
Keeping your roof clean is a solid investment in the overall health of your roof, which is already an expensive investment you’ve made into your home. Roofs are some of the most expensive home repairs out there, so it’s in your best financial interest to keep your shingles and paneling in good condition for as long as possible through regular roof cleanings.
- Energy Savings
Algae, bacteria, yard debris, and other build up on your roof doesn’t just pose a danger to your health, but also to your bank account. Algae and other decay on your roof can affect the way your roof absorbs or reflects heat. A severely dirty roof will experience less effective sunlight distribution, raising your home’s overall heat and your utility bills.
Roof cleaning might seem like a daunting task, but with the services of a professional roof cleaning team you’ll find that your roof will be spotless in no time. Contact our team today to schedule your roof-cleaning appointment and be amazed at the transformation and quality of your new roof.
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Those ugly black streaks and dark spots on your roof may look like dirt, soot, mildew, or mold, but what they indeed are is algae. The most common type is called gloeocaspa magma, which is also known as blue-green algae.
Algae growth usually starts as tiny spots which become visible streaks with time. Usually, before you notice, it has been on the roof for about two or more months.
Why does it appear black? Gloeocaspa can create a protective darkly pigmented outer coating that protects the algae from possible damage from UV rays. This is why your roof has those unsightly streaks. While algae can be found on all roofing types, it is usually more common on asphalt shingles.
Why do Asphalt Shingles get Algae?
Algae spores can be brought to your roof by wind and birds, and because they are airborne, they can rapidly spread from rooftop to rooftop in your neighborhood. It is likewise the case for condos, townhomes, and apartment complexes.
To reduce cost, most shingle manufacturers have switched to shingles containing asphalt, mostly made up of fillers such as crushed limestone and fiberglass, which facilitates the growth of algae. The crushed limestone filler is a food source for those algae.
Is Your Roof Algae Dangerous or Harmful?
Roof algae are not dangerous or harmful on its own, but eventually, the algae can cause the protective UV granules covering the roofing shingles to begin to come off by drying them out.
Fungus, which is also airborne, can combine with algae present on your roof to form into lichen. This lichen feeds off both the shingle filler and the algae. Unlike algae, lichen can grow roots, which makes it more difficult to remove than algae.
How do You Remove the Black Streaks on Your Roof
You can easily remove your roof algae by occasionally cleaning your roof. However, you should note that while cleaning your roof yourself is good for its maintenance, it may void any roof warranties or insurance policies you may have. Always hire a professional roof cleaning company, that specializes in soft washing to remove the black streaks on your roof.
Roof algae can be a displeasing site every time you look at your roof. The black streaks are very unattractive, but with proper and occasional cleaning (once in a year or two), you can keep your roof looking new.
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A roof cleaning can be extremely challenging and in some cases dangerous as slips can result in severe injuries or event into fatalities. A ladder will be needed in order to clean a roof and this alone can be a dangerous situation as navigating the roof in order to clean different areas, which may result in an unfortunate fall. In addition, in many cases people to do not have the required equipment and experience in order to perform an appropriate cleaning as the procedure may require specific chemicals and heavy equipment that you do not own and do not have the experience to handle and use, which can also lead to accidents. Finally, the roof may be damaged and hence a cleaning professional will be required in order to perform the cleaning.
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Traditionally the post-winter cleanup and outdoor activities start when spring arrives, but as many of us have learned, very often unexpected things in our lives seem to pop up and throw us off our game plan. For this reason, Powergreen is suggesting to get a jump start on spring around mid to late March to avoid feeling overwhelmed and abandoning your spring cleaning plans or just running out of time. We have prepared one of the most comprehensive top 10 to do lists we have seen to help you on your spring journey.
After a long dull and cold winter spring can come sooner than expected. Start just before the nice weather arrives and you will be all set to enjoy the fruits of your labor with nice weather and a warm sun shining down.