Maintaining and cleaning your roof should be part of the routinely upkeep of your home, however whilst it is mainly out of sight to us all, it is often overlooked. In actual fact, roof cleaning can be of huge benefit to you and your home. Aesthetically, cleaning and caring for your roof brings great improvement and can surprisingly make a huge difference to the overall look. It ensures that moss and algae cannot fully establish themselves, meaning no risk of a large-scale spread. Unknown to most, however, are the potential energy saving benefits gained through roof cleaning. We, at Memphis Roof Cleaning, are fully equipped and prepared for whatever your roof care need may be.
Your roof is the part of your home which soaks up the most sunlight and so is always brightly in view, however sometimes we forgot how crucial it can be towards the overall curb appeal of your home. Removing the dirt, collected over time, and the moss, algae and lichen growth, can all go a long way to brightening up the appearance of your roof. An attractive roof won’t only look better to passersby but will also command a higher value on the real estate market. With professional equipment and treating agents, the former rich and vibrant aesthetic can be rediscovered
Something which every person should know about their roofs, but seldom do, is the energy saving capabilities of roof cleaning. Servicing your roof could actually improve your overall energy efficiency massively, sometimes translating into savings of up to half on your electricity bill. When staining and dirt accumulates on your roof it traps sunlight, in the same way a dark color does on a sunny day, meaning in the summers you end up spending more on trying to keep your home cool. With what you spend on roof cleaning itself, you quickly make back up in savings on your energy.
Common on just about any roof is the growth and build up of moss, algae and lichens. Whilst it is obviously unsightly to look at, most people agree that it is not a danger to the integrity of the roof. This, however, is completely contrary to the truth. Between the shingles is where these plants feed on the limestone filler. Over time this will wear away at your roof, making it look tired and worn. As your shingles degrade, UV rays take more of an impact, which in turn, further damages the shingles until they are brittle and break away. By employing professional upkeep for your roof, you insure yourself against the risk of having to buy an entirely new roof.
Risk in Roof Care
Roof cleaning and care is important for your home, undoubtably. However, it is equally important that you seek out professional care and don’t try it yourself. Working atop a roof is dangerous, with the constant risk of falling. This is only increased by the grease and mosses that accumulate over time. Never put yourself at risk, Memphis Roof Cleaning are the professionals and experienced in how to approach every job with caution and safety.