It's generally a good idea to have professionals clean the ceiling once a year. This is usually sufficient so that, if problems occur, they can be detected early on. If you have a roof that is in good shape or was recently installed, you may only need to clean it once every two years or so. The frequency of roof cleaning depends on several factors that affect the condition of the roof.
It is usually necessary to clean the ceiling once a year. However, a newly installed roof will need less cleaning, perhaps every two years. One of the most visible signs that you need to clean the roof is if you see any growth in all or part of the roof. Pay attention to your roof all year round.
If you see the growth of moss, algae, or fungi, or if any section of the roof appears discolored, it's probably time to clean it up. To preserve the life of your roof, you must clean it annually or as needed. If moss and lichens have started to grow or if tree branches have fallen to the roof, it is recommended to clean it immediately so that no further damage occurs. After a thorough inspection to ensure that nothing needs immediate repairs, you can start cleaning the roof.
There are a variety of things that affect your home and the roof and that lead to the need to clean the roof. You should visually inspect your roof regularly to see if it needs any maintenance. Because the roofing system is a significant investment, roof cleaning should be a priority in the maintenance of your home and on your roof maintenance list. You'll save money by protecting yourself against roof replacement and will keep your roof looking like new by removing stains.
When it's time to clean the roof, it's important that you don't use harsh chemicals or other cleaning products that end up damaging the shingles. While a homeowner may own a pressure washer, and it may seem like a good idea, pressure washing the roof can be dangerous and cause irreparable damage to the appearance of the house, as well as to its structural integrity. The extra moisture in the air can create the perfect environment for mold and algae to grow on roof tiles, which is not only unattractive but also harmful. Many experts will tell you that fall is a good time to clean the roof and help prepare it for a potentially harsh winter.
Applied Roofing Services is a commercial roofing company that has been servicing all of Central and Southern California since 2003.The solutions will begin to break down lichens, moss and algae, as well as stains and discolorations on roofs. Roofing professionals, such as those at Advanced Roofing and Siding, have experience navigating roofs and will be happy to help you inspect and evaluate your roof.