If you’ve made an investment in a home, then it’s important to maintain your roof. A dirty roof not only looks bad from the outside but can also cause damage to your home and its structural integrity. This can lead to costly repairs if left unattended.
Here are a few reasons why you should have your roof cleaned.
Roofs are not self-cleaning!
Roofs are made of materials that do not absorb water and are designed to shed water. While this is great for preventing water from entering the home and protecting it from the elements, it means that roofing material can become dirty over time. As dirt, mold, and mildew build up on your roof surface, your roof can lose its effectiveness at shedding that water—which means you can end up with leaks or damage inside your home.
Dirty roofs can affect the home’s structure and foundation.
You might think that a dirty roof is the least of your concerns when it comes to home upkeep. But in reality, cleaning your roof can be a valuable step toward protecting your home from dangerous weather conditions and preserving its longevity.
Roofs are subject to extreme weather conditions—especially here in New England. From heavy snowfall during winter months to severe storms during summer months. When rainwater is unable to escape through holes or cracks in the shingles, ice dams may form on top of the structure and cause leaks inside your house. This can damage both the structure itself as well as its foundation by causing erosion underneath it.
A dirty roof is an unhealthy roof.
Then there is also the issue of dust and other allergens like mold and other bacteria, lead —all of which can be found on your roof and in the air around it. This means that when you breathe in air from your attic or crawlspace, you’re also breathing in all of those potentially harmful elements.
To make matters worse, many people don’t even realize how important it is to clean their homes from top to bottom until they start experiencing signs of illness like coughing or sneezing—and by then it may already be too late for them to recover completely from whatever health issues have been brought on by exposed mold spores or toxic chemicals found within their immediate environment.
Lack of proper maintenance will lead to premature failure of your roof system.
You may be thinking that the money you save by not cleaning your roof is worth it. However, if you don’t clean your roof regularly, you’ll likely end up with more expensive problems down the road. For example, a dirty roof can cause leaks and other problems that will result in needing to replace sooner than if it had been properly maintained. You can also end up with pricey HVAC repairs and other costly tasks that could have been avoided with yearly cleaning.
Call in the Professionals for Roof Cleaning
Cleaning your roof is not a DIY job. It’s important to hire professionals with the right tools to get the job done. At Marquis Roofing, we specialize in everything roofs. We clean all kinds of roofs from residential asphalt to commercial metal roofs. Remove damaging algae, moss, and stains. We use commercial-grade power washers and cleaners to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and inexpensively. Serving mid and southern NH, as well as northern Massachusetts.