Does Cleaning Damage Your Roof?
Your roof is an important part of your home. It deserves to be maintained so it can keep protecting you and your family from the elements. You can help maintain your roof by allowing a professional to clean it. But does cleaning damage your roof? No. Instead, it helps you prevent costly damage in the future.
Cleaning Prevents Costly Damage to Your Roof
You may think that taking a brush to your roof might damage your shingles. Or, you might worry that spraying your roof with a preventative treatment might result in excess moisture. This isn’t true. Instead, cleaning your roof prevents further damage by removing moss, algae and debris.
Moss is one of the most common issues homeowners struggle with in Portland. It grows in the shady parts of your roof and can result in water dams. This means moss build-up will create areas where water can’t escape your roof, resulting in water damage if not treated properly.
Algae accompanies moss and can result in wood rot over time. And debris such as limbs and leaves can also lead to the growth of moss and algae. Both water damage and wood rot can lead to holes and leaks in your roof which are costly to fix.
How Does Roof Cleaning Work?
Here at All Surface Cleaning, we have the expertise necessary to protect your roof. We’ll start by coming out and taking a look at your roof and assessing your needs. We’ll then develop a treatment plan that may include everything from brushing to sweeping, moss prevention treatments to detergent cleaning.
We work to remove all debris, wash off any moss and algae and provide the appropriate treatment to keep your roof clean for the months to come. Some of the types of roofs we clean include:
- Composite roofs
- Cedar roofs
- Tile roofs
How Often Should You Have Your Roof Cleaned?
We recommend having your roof cleaned yearly to prevent moss, algae or other substances from building up over time. Of course, if you notice debris that must be removed (for example, after a storm), we can help.
Need Your Roof Cleaned? Reach Out to All Surface Cleaning Today!
The care and keeping of your roof are critical to protecting your home and your family. If you need your roof cleared of moss, algae or debris, we’re here to help. To learn more about our roof cleaning services or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at 503-461-1394 or send us a message.