Signs Your Roof Needs Cleaning
In the United States, the most common material for a roof is asphalt. An asphalt roof is expected to last between 15 to 30 years. Other materials have different lifespans depending on weather and quality. Longer lifespans are the result of proper care.
Whatever material you choose for your roof, proper care is vital. On average, the replacement of a roof costs $5,100 to $10,000. However, with appropriate care, you can extend the life of your roof.
That translates into more money in your pocket to do the things you love. Do you know if your roof needs cleaning?
Keep reading to learn 5 signs that it’s time to hire roof cleaning services.
1. Moss Creeping In
Your roof is the perfect environment for moss to grow. Each moss root creates a channel for water to run through and damage the shingle. As the water works its way through the shingle, it can affect the seal that binds shingles together.
Cleaning the roof removes the moss and prevents long-term damage. This is an essential preventative step as moss creates an ideal environment for black mold growth. If you see moss, call roof cleaning services right away.
2. Black Streakiness
If you live in a moist environment, roof cleaning is necessary to stop the growth of black mold. Black mold appears as black streaks across the surface of your roof.
Mold, like moss, eats at your roof materials and can cause irreparable damage. In addition to posing a threat to your roof, mold presents a danger to your health. A professional roof cleaning service can clear away dangerous mold growth safely.
3. Discoloration and Dirty Roof
You may look on your roof and not see moss or black streaks. But does it just appear… dirty? Grime and dirt can accumulate on your roof, leading to discoloration. Regular cleaning keeps the color bright and ensures your roof stays looking as good as possible.
4. Clogged Gutters
Your roof needs cleaning if your gutters are clogged. If your gutters are clogged, you run the risk of more problems than a damaged roof. Blocked drains can cause:
- Foundational problems
- Broken gutters
- Wall and ceiling damage
- Insect infestations
If you look on your roof and see that your gutters are clogged, schedule an appointment to clean your roof.
5. Roof Shingles Shifting
When leaves, grime, mold, and moss accumulate on your roof, it can cause your roof shingles to lift away from the surfacing materials of the roof. The lifting of shingles leaves your roof vulnerable to water damage and leakage. Roof cleaning will remove debris that gets underneath the shingles.
If Your Roof Needs Cleaning, We Offer A Brilliant Solution
Do you see any of these signs when you look at your roof? Do you not remember the last time your roof was cleaned and was it a while back? If you answer “yes” to either of these questions, your roof needs cleaning.
The professionals at A Brilliant Solution offer power washing services using soft pressure washing methods to clean your roof safely and without causing damage to delicate surfaces.
While we clean your roof we can take a look at all of the other outside surfaces such as the building itself, walkways, driveways, decks, patios, fences and more. There is nothing more attractive and enticing to visitors than a clean, well-kept building and entranceway.
Contact A Brilliant Solution today to get a free estimate for your roof cleaning and any other power washing services you may need.