General RoofingIs It Necessary to Clean Your Roof?

January 13, 2022by American Roofing
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Why you should keep your roof clean and maintained all year round

Your roof is one of the most important structures on your home. A good quality roof protects your loved ones and belongings from environmental elements every day of the year, so it’s only fair to try to protect your roof as best as you can. Over time, your roof can develop damage like leaks and mold if not properly maintained. Here are a few reasons why you should sustain a clean roof:

 Cut Your Costs

If you are trying to ensure your home has a comfortable temperature all year round, mold, algae, leaks and ventilation issues can interfere with that. Removing debris and build up can help avoid these damages and make it easier to cool and heat the home, which can result in energy savings. A consistently comfortable temperature will cost you less per month each time you get your energy bill.

Cool Down Your Home

Failing to keep your roof clean can lead to algae and mildew growth, causing the roof to absorb heat, making it difficult to cool your home during warmer weather seasons. Having the roof properly inspected to look for issues like these can help your air conditioning units work more efficiently and create a cooler environment at less cost. American Roofing & Waterproofing offers roof inspections and roof maintenance to ensure you’re getting the best energy-saving benefits from your structure.

Prevent Roof Damages

Debris traps moisture on the roof and can cause moisture damage like mold, algae and mildew that will erode and eat away at the roofing materials. Cleaning your roof can prevent costly leaks that lead to water damage on your roof and inside your home. A poorly kept roof is also very appealing to pests and wildlife and rotting wood invites bugs, rodents and other pests to and inside your property. Hives and nests lead to further complications, potentially opening the door to an infestation.

Support the Roof’s Warranty

It’s important to maintain your roof and clean it regularly for your manufacturer’s warranty. A multi-year warranty does not exempt you from basic core maintenance during the life of your roof. Neglecting your roof may devoid the warranty that came when your home’s roof was installed. Routine cleaning identifies any potential issues on the roof, and can help you take the necessary action. Learn more about roof warranties.

Increase the Value of Home

Are you looking to sell your home in the future? Curb appeal contributes to the value of a home or property. A home with an unkempt roof will be less attractive to potential buyers. A clean roof that is rid of mold, mildew and algae will be more pleasing to the eye and increase your home’s value. A roof is an investment, so it should be cared for properly.

Neglecting to clean your roof throughout the year only leads to future headaches. You can trust certified experts like American Roofing & Waterproofing to do roof inspections and maintenance work to help keep your costs down and increase the value of your home!

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