3 Reasons To Have Your Roof Professionally Cleaned Before Summer Hits
With summer just around the corner, you no doubt have your work cut out for you in making sure that the many various aspects of your home are prepared to ride out the scorching heat and unpredictable weather on the horizon, but if you haven’t done it already, investing in a professional roof cleaning is most definitely something you should add to your list. With so many other things on your plate during the winter and spring months, it can be easy to forget that your roof is likely sitting there with debris under a layer of snow and moisture, but especially as spring rolls around, and summer starts closing in, all of that debris that has been left to linger on your roof can start to act as a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and algae that can eventually start to destroy the surface of your roof over the coming months. Before summer begins in earnest, one of the best things you can do for your home is to invest in a professional roof cleaning from your local roof cleaning professionals. If you are still on the fence as to whether this is the right investment for your home, we invite you to take a quick read through this short article that might help you make up your mind.
Beat The Heat
While summer is only a few short weeks away, we haven’t yet gotten into the true heart of the summer heat, and before that happens, it is a good idea to go ahead and schedule your roof cleaning. While it might not seem like the summer heat can really have that much of an effect on your roof cleaning, scheduling your cleaning while it is still a bit more mild outside will allow your professional roof cleaners to provide you with more flexible service times, as we can usually spend more of the late morning and afternoon on your roof as opposed to having certain areas of the day where it is just too hot to be up there.
Cool Your Home
While it isn’t something most homeowners think of, a dirty roof actually absorbs more heat than a clean roof, especially if you are one of the many homeowners out there with reflective or light colored shingles or coatings. The dark, dingy surface created by moss, algae, mold, and mildew causes your roof to absorb more heat, and once absorbed, much of that heat transfers directly down into your attic, heating up your home and causing your air conditioning bills to spike. Taking the time now before summer begins in earnest to clean your roof is a great way to help keep your home that much cooler over the coming months.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
If you are one of the many homeowners out there who are looking to take advantage of the summer home-buying rush and get your house on the market this summer, a professional roof cleaning is definitely and investment worth considering. A dull, dingy, algae-streaked roof can really damage the overall curb appeal of your home, and can even give many homeowners pause as it is a sign of poor home maintenance. Having a freshly washed, clean roof can mean all of the difference between getting that full price offer for your home that you want, and having to settle for a loss. Call our team at The Roof Wizard today.