Cleaning your roof is important, but very few people are actually aware of the immediate benefits that come from cleaning their roof. Many homeowners put off this chore as they’re worried about the cost of hiring a professional. Ultimately, it’s their roof that suffers.
Roof cleaning is very beneficial for your home and not just in the long run. After a thorough cleaning, you’ll see a number of immediate benefits from the work and know that it was a job well worth it.
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Immediate Benefits of Roof Cleaning
Enhanced Curb Appeal
A clean roof looks fantastic to passersby. With a clean roof, your home will benefit from enhanced curb appeal as your roof makes your home look cleaner, newer, and more admirable.
While people may not realize that it’s your roof that’s making your home look nicer, they will notice that something’s different. It’s a subtle yet effective way to boost your home’s curb appeal without investing a huge amount of money into a renovation or landscaping project.
Your roof is your home’s first line of defense. If it isn’t well maintained and taken care of, the inside of your home will suffer. A clean roof will be better prepared to withstand harsh storms that could lead to roof and interior damage to your home.
If your roof isn’t cleaned, moisture can be trapped between and under your roofing materials, seeping inside and causing water damage and mold or mildew growth. With routine cleaning, you’ll be able to identify problem areas and prevent weaknesses from having a chance to grow and develop in the first place.
Prevent Algae and Moss Growth
Algae loves to grow on old, dirty roofs. If your roof is never cleaned, you can expect to see moss and algae make their home on and between shingles or tiles.
When you have a clean roof, however, this algae and moss aren’t able to grow. There isn’t trapped dirt and bacteria for the algae to feed on, leaving your roof free of unwanted growths. Without moss and algae, your roof will look cleaner and newer.
Boosted Energy Efficiency
The growth of moss and algae actually impacts your roof’s ability to deflect heat, meaning that your home will absorb more heat from outside even when you don’t want it to. This will make your energy bill increase as your AC system has to work harder to counteract this issue and keep your home at a bearable temperature.
When a roof is clean, it is better able to deflect heat and maintain the temperature inside without making your AC work extra hard. In return, you’ll see an increase in energy efficiency and a decrease in your energy bill.
Clean roofs have fewer weaknesses that can be exploited compared to dirty roofs. Even old roofs can last several years longer so long as they are routinely cleaned and cared for, as regular maintenance will increase a roof’s lifespan. This is because cleaning your roof will prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, algae, and moss, which protects the strength of your roof.
Cleaning your roof ensures that it will last longer, helping you get the most out of your investment. Dirty roofs are at risk of being damaged and have more vulnerabilities, but clean and maintained roofs will last for several years and withstand much more damage. Call us today to schedule a thorough roof cleaning, so you can enjoy all the benefits of a clean roof!