Your roof fulfills an important job. It helps to protect your house and keep it standing. Because it is so important to your house, you want to make sure that you are taking good care of it. That means that you need to check it out regularly to make sure that all the shingles are still there and nice and tight. There are other things that you need to do to your roof regularly too. One of those things is to clean your roof.
Moss and Algae
One of the problems that your roof can end up with—especially if your roof is in a shady place—is moss and algae growing on it. You might think that moss growing on your roof gives your entire house a certain vibe, but the fact is that moss and algae will cause damage to your roof. They can also absorb the sun's heat and transmit it down into your house, which can make you have to pay more for cooling your house during the summer. The moss and algae can trap moisture near your roof, making it easier for it to get into your house, causing mold or mildew on the other side of your roof.
All kinds of pests like to make their homes in your roof. They will use your roof as their home or use it as a way into your attic to make the attic their home. But cleaning your roof on a regular basis can help to keep bugs, rodents, and any other pests out of your roof, because when you clean it, you are getting rid of things like rot and debris, so the pests won't have any place to start to settle down or hide in.
It may be part of the warranty on your roof to keep it clean. That's because it can be a fairly easy routine maintenance task for you to do. You want to make sure that your warranty stays current, because if something does happen to your roof, it may be covered by the warranty. If you don't abide by the rules of the warranty, the roofers may be within their rights to not honor the warranty.
If you want to get your roof cleaned, look for a place that offers a soft wash roof cleaning service. The soft wash will clean your roof off without any damage that could be caused by high-pressure jets of water.