Summer is the ideal season for house renovations, roof cleaning, and upkeep! As the weather improves, we are spending more time outside, which means we are becoming more aware of all the external work we have been putting off. Roof cleaning and maintenance is one of such projects!
Roof cleaning and upkeep will not only keep your property looking great, but it will also protect it from the damage that organic material and moss may cause. If your roof is less than 20 years old but has become a little weathered over the winter, you might consider getting it professionally cleaned.
Cleaning and Maintaining Your Roof
Roof cleaning and upkeep are essential for a roof's longevity. Here are some things to keep an eye out for in order to keep your roof in good repair!
It rains on average six months of the year in the Pacific Northwest. Moss is common in the Pacific Northwest and can grow on shingles, roots into them. Each root generates a tiny channel through which water can pass.
It will eventually compromise the seal that holds the tiles together, resulting in a leaking roof if left untreated. Because moss thrives in moist environments, it will aid in the growth of black algae. Remove moss from your roof to keep it looking good and functioning properly.
Have you ever noticed your roof having ugly black streaks and darker shingles? That's black algae for you. In a damp environment like Puget Sound, black algae grow.
Algae feed on the organic material on the roof, causing granule loss and finally shingle failure. The shingles will begin to fail when the asphalt deteriorates. When this happens, the UV rays are allowed to pass through rather than being reflected. Water can now pass through the shingles. In rare situations, black algae can cut the life of a roof in half and should be treated before it spreads.
Debris removal is an important aspect of roof upkeep. Twigs, leaves, and other small debris can cause damage to your roof. While it may be tempting to delay removing the debris or assume that leaves and small branches will fall off your roof gradually, it is critical to do so as soon as possible.
Bacteria and other organisms can grow and thrive on your roof as a result of the trash. Small pests and insects can breed in debris, which will eventually infiltrate and destroy your property. Wind and rain can carry debris from your roof into your gutter system if it is not removed.
A gutter system's main goal is to redirect water away from your home's foundation. Clogs can occur when your gutters are impeded by leaves, sticks, and other debris. Backflowing water from clogged gutters causes water damage and decay on fascia boards, soffits, and even the roof deck.
Overflowing gutters cause water to run down the siding and onto the foundation, causing damage to both the siding and the foundation over time. Water can ruin almost any component of your property if given the chance.
As you can see, any of these problems might cause harm on their own, but they frequently lead to other problems, putting your entire home at risk. Cleaning your gutters at least once a year is recommended. If you have overhanging trees or if you live in the Pacific Northwest, you should do it more frequently because of the weather and terrain.
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