We recommend proper cleaning of your roof which will increase the life your roof.
Usually the first step is cleaning your roof and gutters regularly. Cleaning your roof involves removal of all debris such as pine needles, branches, and moss. By gently scraping and removing the moss and debris from the roof and gutters. Then rinsing the roof off with low pressure water to avoid removing any shingles granules or disturb the integrity of the roof shingles.
A lot of companies pressure wash roofs with high pressure water, which is incorrect and will damage shingles ultimately taking years off the life of your roof; the extensive granule loss due to improper pressure washer tips or having pressure washer wand to close or too long in one spot on the roof is not recommended.
Roof cleaning is the process to remove dirt, algae and moss from roofs on a regular consistent basis. Before fall and after winter are key times to check your roof for any issues that may be present. If your roof requires a repair, it is essential that you contact us for quick, reliable and quality repair before the issue becomes larger and costly.
Roof cleaning can extend the duration of a roof’s ability to function, especially if a particular season of rain, sleet and hail is unforeseen, or unexpected. Algae and other types of build-up often form on parts of roofs that are shaded, and can reduce a roof’s life expectancy.
Because we are in the Northwest, moss is particular troublesome for many roof types. Moss can work it’s way under the shingles and other roof types rendering the very nature of it’s protection for protecting your underlayment and wood paneling (the underside of your roof system). Once moss has worked it’s way under the shingles it’s root system can because massive and seek out dampness which is unseen. The addition of zinc strips near the roof’s peak may reduce the regrowth of algae and moss.
SOOT, DIRT and BIOMASS
The presence of soot, dirt, or biomass can affect how much sunlight is absorbed by a roof and thus the amount of heat a building absorbs. Cleaning may be accomplished with a bleach or vinegar solution and other various cleaning products.