When you’re sprucing up your house for spring, you do all kinds of things to give it curb appeal. Mow the lawn, trim the bushes, maybe add some pretty plants and flowers. But what about your roof? Even if the rest of your house looks beautiful, if your roof is dirty, that’s what will stand out to everyone who sees your home.
What you see directly above is a dirty roof. Not so nice looking, is it? Above that is the same roof after a good cleaning. You can see the difference immediately.
Not only is a dirty roof unsightly, it can also be a health and safety hazard to your home. When a roof looks dirty, it’s typically because of three things: algae, moss, and lichens. All three can cause problems in your home in the following ways:
- Algae, moss, and lichens can penetrate the shingles on your roof, eating through to the wood. When the wood rots, moisture can get into the home, causing mold. This can become a health issue for you, your family, and your pets.
- Critters are attracted to the smell of rotting wood. It reminds them of the smell of the woods. Once they find it, they can climb to your roof and eat through, eventually getting into your home. That’s not the kind of pitter patter of little feet that you really want to hear.
- Once the roof is covered with algae, moss, and lichens, the roof cannot reflect sunlight. Therefore, the warm rays of the sun penetrate deeper into your home, increasing your cooling costs.
Your roof will look cleaner immediately after we finish, because the algae is removed immediately. However, you need to know that the moss takes 3-6 months to disappear completely, while it takes the lichens 6-9 months to be removed.
We follow bulletins from GAF (a shingle manufacturer) and The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) for safety of your plants and shrubbery. Besides that, we cover your bushes and rinse them down when we are finished cleaning your roof.
In addition, there’s no pressure to your roof. It’s like a gentle rain falling. That’s all you will feel.
Are you ready to be the envy of your neighborhood? Call us today at 973-927-4449 or visit us at http://a-brilliant-solution.com/ to set up your appointment for a roof cleaning. We look forward to serving you.