Regular cleaning can double the life of the tile roof. Without regular cleaning and maintenance, your tile roof won't last as long as it should. By cleaning the roof, you can extend its life expectancy by up to twice the remaining lifespan. One reason to clean the roof is to extend the life of shingles or other roofing material.
While algae isn't harmful to asphalt shingles, moss is, according to ARMA. Moss can cause the edges of shingles to bend upwards, making them more likely to come off the roof when it's windy. The main reason you need to clean your ceiling frequently is that it simply makes it look better. Aside from that, cleaning is also good for removing debris, such as tree branches, which could cause serious damage if left up there.
A professional cleaning is also an opportunity for someone to inspect your roof for signs of damage. Holes, missing tiles and other problems can be discovered, so you can fix those problems before they get out of hand. Algae, mold and moss cause rotting, which can cause leaks that put all personal property under the roof at risk. Rot is an invitation to pests and wildlife.
Insects, rodents and pests are attractive because rotten roofs are easier to chew on. Bees and birds also search roofs that house an active biosphere to make their nests and hives. Replacing a roof is a large financial investment that requires a lot of work, while cleaning it can save you time and money. If you decide not to do roof cleaning as part of your home maintenance, you'll simply need to replace the roof first.
Fortunately for you, the National Roofing Contractors Association advises against any DIY work on your roof, including cleaning it. The amount of rain that falls on the roof has a big effect on when (and how often) you should clean it. Cleaning the roof includes removing all accumulated dirt and debris, as well as cleaning snow protectors, removing leaves and sticks from gutters, and also addressing any other areas that are prone to build up. Another possible problem with cleaning roofs is that the cleaning product used (usually bleach) can damage any garden plantations or vegetation that grows near your home.
We can't tell you how many people have contacted us saying that they had tried to clean their ceiling on their own, but couldn't completely remove the yellow and black mold stains. This makes ceiling cleaning risky, especially if the roof cleaner is an amateur doing a DIY project. But before you decide which route is best for your home, you should learn about the advantages and disadvantages of cleaning and replacing roofs. If you do, it might be a good idea to ask roof cleaning experts to come to your home ahead of schedule.
If you're looking at the ceiling and you think it looks a little worse because of the wear and tear, you might just need a good clean. There are many other reasons why you may need to clean your roof more often or do additional roof maintenance than normal. Installing a new roof can be loud and messy, but at the end of the work, the mess must be cleaned up and removed.