We love our Florida weather (most of the time). For all the things we love about it, there are a few drawbacks. One of those is how it creates an environment that makes it easy for mold, mildew, and algae to grow on your roof. Having your roof cleaned can provide a number of benefits for your home and the overall health of your property. Let’s review a few key benefits of regular roof cleaning:
Increased curb appeal
Our homes are one of, if not the biggest investments we make. It’s only natural to take pride in how it looks. A clean roof can greatly improve the overall appearance of your home, making it more visually appealing to potential buyers or guests. Curb appeal matters. Some studies have indicated that a dirty-looking roof can drop a property’s value by as much as 15%.
Protection from damage
Cleaning your roof regularly can help prevent this damage and extend the life of your roof. How does it protect the roof? A dirty and stained roof can be more susceptible to damage from mold, mildew, and algae. These threats weaken the integrity of the tiles and make them more porous. That means your house isn’t being protected as fully as you expect.
Air conditioners are a staple here in Florida. They run nearly year-round and they are expensive to replace. A dirty roof can absorb more heat from the sun, making your home less energy efficient and causing your air conditioning to work harder. That hard work can translate to a shorter lifespan for your air conditioning unit. Cleaning your roof can help reflect more sunlight and keep your home cooler, potentially reducing your energy bills.
Prevention of leaks
Algae, moss, and other debris can hold moisture against your roof, which can lead to leaks and water damage. The damage from those leaks will not be cheap to repair. Regular cleaning can help prevent this problem and keep your home dry.
Many of us get routine maintenance done on our cars, so why not on our homes? Regularly cleaning your roof can be more cost-effective in the long run. It can prevent damage to your tiles, help make your air conditioner work less and extend its life, and can help prevent costly repairs and prolong the life of your roof.
The Allied Difference
While cleaning your roof can be beneficial, it’s important to hire a professional to do the job. Attempting to clean your roof yourself can be dangerous and may not be as effective. A professional will have the proper equipment, experience, and know-how to clean your roof safely and effectively.
We use a low-pressure cleaning method on your roof that preserves and protects the finish on your tiles. Our licensed and insured staff use an eco-friendly cleaner and we actively work to preserve your landscaping.
We are Southwest Florida’s number one choice for roof cleaning, pressure cleaning, and sealing, and we would like to be your number-one choice as well. If you’re still questioning why you need Allied Roof Cleaning, visit our website to learn more!