If you don’t want to look like you’re still living in the twelfth century, it’s essential to keep your roof clean and in good condition.
Even the most dedicated homeowners tend to neglect their roofs: they focus their efforts on the interior and the garden, and perhaps even the walls and windows – but the thought of climbing up on a roof and using professional cleaning equipment understandably gives them pause.
Your roof is one of the first things people notice about your house. It’s also the part of your house that’s most exposed to the elements, most likely to get damaged through lack of care, and it’s one of the most expensive parts to repair or replace.
Many homeowners choose to ignore their roof altogether. This can be fine for the first few years of its life (which is not the case with gutters, but as the seasons pass, more and more moss and lichen will begin to build up.
Apart from being very unsightly, it also compromises the ability of your roof to perform its function.
To keep your roof in tip-top shape, it’s often best to enlist the services of a roof cleaning specialist. For more than ten years, we’ve been cleaning roofs across New Zealand – and we’d love to help with yours too.
Certain roofing materials (such as shingles) are quite brittle and certainly not designed to be walked upon carelessly or sprayed with high-pressure hoses. We always inspect and assess your roof before taking any action, taking extra precautions to avoid damaging your roof.
We also use low-pressure equipment to apply a purpose-built cleaning solution, which gradually and safely removes moss and lichen from your roof. This way, you can be sure that the only thing we’ll remove is the dirt and algae on your roof – not the roof itself!
Things like algae and lichen are living organisms, and they need food to survive. Unfortunately, the reason they grow on your roof in the first place is because they can eat it.
Over time, their voracious appetite causes shingle degradation and other problems, which in turn results in wood rot. Very quickly, this will create leaks and encourage mould growth inside your home, increasing the risk of airborne infections.
Don’t leave roof cleaning till its too late. Tackle the problem now to avoid paying for premature reroofing in a few years’ time. Cleaning your roof regularly will keep it looking brand new, without the massive cost involved in actually getting a new roof.
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