What’s Growing on the Roof?
Cleaning your roof is not only for aesthetic purposes; it can also be vital to the health of your roof. The less maintained your roof is, the higher potential for excessive deterioration, compromised lifespan, or problems that could have been an easy fix but are now costly. Cleaning your roof can be intimidating, and if you are not trained, hire a professional. Whether you are in San Jose (the Bay Area) or Anaheim (Orange County), here are a few roof cleaning tips on algae to look out for.
Do not take climbing on your roof lightly. Roof’s can be dangerous places if you are not properly trained to climb it. Call a roofer at (800)-766-8000 for an inspection; avoid possible complications including injury to yourself. You can also send a roof inspection request.
Roof Algae? That’s a Problem!
Having algae on your roof is not only unattractive concerning looks, it is something that should be dealt with right away. Algae feeds off the roofing materials, making it a problem when it comes to the accelerated deterioration of your roof. If left unchecked, it can potentially lower the life expectancy of your roof by a couple years. Also, if algae is growing on your roof, it hinders your roof’s ability to block the sun’s UV rays which will cause inside temperature to rise. So do not put it off! Take care of it as soon as possible!
You May Not See it Coming!
When algae is in its earliest stages of growth, it is rendered invisible to the human eye. As you can see, that puts you in a difficult position when trying to assess the roof’s health. So despite checking your roof, seeing nothing, and thinking it should be fine, you may want to clean it if you haven’t done it in a while. If you see algae on one part of your roof, there is a chance that you have it somewhere else. And if you do not see it growing, that doesn’t mean it’s not there. Confusing right? If you live either up north in the Bay Area or down south in Orange County, then call (800) 766-8000 and request a professional roof inspection. A licensed roofer should be able to tell you the condition of your roof and if you need roof repairs, replacement, or a simple roof cleaning.
Roof Cleaning Tips From the Roofing Experts
At the end of the day, the main concern is your safety. Making sure that the roof that is covering your home is high quality is important in order to maintain your family’s wellbeing. So if you have been wanting to clean your roof but did not have an excuse to do it other than it’s aesthetically not pleasing, now you have one! Having a clean roof can prevent it from giving out early, keeping the family happy and protected from years to come.
Is Something Eating Your Roof in San Jose or Orange County?
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