Roof maintenance is important to the overall structure of your home. If something’s wrong with the roof, it could lead to lots of other issues INSIDE and OUTSIDE of your home.
Roof maintenance should include keeping it free from the damaging effects of dirt, mold, mildew, moss, and algae. These issues left unchecked could result in shorter shingle life, roof damage, and costly repairs.
Let’s take a closer look at these issues.
Gloeocapsa magma is an algae that accumulates on the roof leaving behind a dark, hardened outer coating which you see as streaks and stains. The algae actually feed on the limestone in shingles and destroy the granules. The algae is caused by dirt, mold, and mildew accumulation.
The presence of mold is NEVER a good thing. It indicates that there is a water issue. Mold on the outside usually indicates mold on the inside…which usually means $$$.
Depending on where you live, moss can accumulate and take root on your roof. Moss cannot be removed because it would cause damage to the shingles.
Our low pressure wash with our special solutions clean off the black streaks caused by algae and get to the roots of the moss so that it dries up and washes away with the rain. The result is a roof that looks like new again.
Maintenance plans are beneficial for roofs to keep the dirt, mold, mildew, and algae at bay. There is a long list of benefits including, extended roof life and increased home value to name a few.
The roof of your home is a huge investment (and costly to repair or replace) so make sure you are scheduling routine roof cleanings to maintain it.