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Roof Cleaning – Why It’s So Important!

We live in an area with high moisture, warm temperatures and high wind gusts. It’s a breeding ground for moss, lichen and algae and the high winds can cause damage to your roof without you even knowing it. Our environment allows organic growth on siding, concrete and roofs made of all different materials. Here are some reasons why it is important to keep it clean.

Roof Cleaning needs to be done on a regular basis. High winds can cause tree limbs to break off and land on roofs. This force can actually damage your roof by having branches pierce your roof. If the roof isn’t kept clean, you may never know that water is flowing into your roof through a hole from the last wind storm.

Hole in metal roof caused by a branch during a wind storm. The branch was 2″ in diameter.

People think that metal roofs are maintenance free, this is not true. As you can see in the picture above, lichen will eat the paint off the metal, leaving the bare metal visible and your roof looking horrible.

Concrete and ceramic tile roofs need to be kept clean so that the tiles can be inspected and replaced as they crack. A cracked tile will allow water to pass through and could cause damage to your attic, including mold, wood rot and drywall damage.

Asphalt shingles can break from high winds also. Keeping asphalt roofs clean from moss and black algae will allow you to ensure that your roof is in good condition and keeping your roof demossed will give it longer life. Moss holds moisture and with moss on the roof, this moisture, or water, will travel up the shingles during colder weather. This can allow it to travel up the roof and can cause wood rot to the structure of your roof as well as mold.

These are a few examples of why it is important to have roof cleaning on your home regularly. It will keep your house looking clean and new but also will allow you to notice any damages to your home before the damage gets worse.

A good contractor like D & D Clean Exteriors Ltd in Nanaimo, BC not only will keep your home looking clean and up to date but they are also licensed, fully insured, carry WCB coverage and are Accredited Members of the BBB. They take pride in their work and treat your property as if it were their own. Call them at 250-244-3696 to book a free estimate or visit their website for details of their other services.

D & D Clean Exteriors Ltd

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