Why You Should Consider a Roof Cleaning Service?
Roof cleaning is one of the most important home maintenance tasks. A well-maintained roof can
- Increase longevity of your roof
- Enhance its curb appeal
- Make your home more energy efficient
- Increase your property value
A well-maintained roof has a life expectancy of approximately 30 years. Unfortunately, roof cleaning is often neglected by homeowners until it’s time to sell the house or the roof is badly damaged. Repairing a damaged roof is quite costly and can put a big dent on your pocket. So, it does make sense to keep your roof clean and well-maintained.
Let’s take a look at some more reasons why you should consider a roof cleaning service:
Removing the Thick Moss Carpet and Algae Black Streaks of Your Roof
Moss, algae and lichens can easily grow and infest your roof, if it is not cleaned often and properly. These organisms can grow on any roofing material be it asphalt, roll roofing, shingles or wood shake roofs. They feed on the organic material found in the mineral based granules of these types of roofing. These organisms grow fast on roof tops that are not exposed to sunlight. They hold moisture against the roof surface, speed the wear and tear, and rot the wood of the roof deck completely. Algae and moss can stain, damage the roof badly and reduce the life of your roof covering. Besides, they also pose health risk to people and pets living inside the home. Therefore regular roof cleaning is recommended, instead of cleaning it annually.
Increase the Efficiency of Your Roof Top
If your roof is covered with algae, it will no longer be able to reflect sunlight efficiently. Algae covered roofing absorbs heat rapidly thereby heating your attic and increasing your cooling cost. To avoid algae growth and increase your roof top energy efficiency, frequent roof cleaning is the best solution.
Prevent Critter Invasion
Moisture penetrates through the spacing created by the organisms growing on your roof. This moisture causes the wood to rot, and the odor of the rotten wood attracts animals and critters, which ultimately reside and grow in your attic and then begin to invade your home, creeping into your room and kitchen. Critters like the odor of rotten wood as they are conditioned to associate this smell with food and shelter. To prevent critter invasion, roof cleaning is extremely important. Avoiding and overlooking algae stains and green fungal organisms growing on the roof is an open invitation to critters, which is something you don’t want!
Restore Your Roof’s Beauty and Save Dollars on Roof Replacement
According to a research, 50 percent of home owners replace their roof because it is beginning to look old and ugly. However, half of the roof replacements are not even necessary. The beauty and efficiency of the old roofs can be restored easily by hiring a roof cleaning company. And besides, this saves you thousands of dollars on roof replacement.
Furthermore, with the recent global outbreak of the Zika virus spreading to Singapore, people are more cautious about taking the appropriate precautions to prevent the breeding of mosquito in their homes. Transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, the Zika virus is identical to dengue. Currently, there is no vaccine or specific anti-viral drugs.
As the Zika virus infection can cause microcephaly in the unborn foetus of pregnant women, we strongly urge families with pregnant women to seriously consider engaging a trusted cleaning company to conduct a thorough check of the surroundings, remove any stagnant water in their premises and to conduct professional cleaning for problem spots.
Contact a professional cleaning service provider like SGcleanXpert to spare yourself these problems. We have the experience, access to the latest cleaning equipment and the skills needed to preserve your roof for the longest time.