June 20, 2022
A roof is the part of a house that protects the interior from weather damage and water leaks. It also helps protect against fire and other hazards like falling branches or tree limbs. Roofs are made of different materials depending on where you live: asphalt shingles are popular in many areas because they’re easy to install and durable enough for harsh climates; clay tiles are popular in some areas of Europe; slate shingles have been used for centuries in some countries; metal roofs are often installed over wood ones as an extra measure against fire damage; and concrete tiles offer both insulation and durability.
Your roof is as important as the interior of your home. To avoid your house looking rough and dirty there are cleaning measures you take to keep it tidy and beautiful.
As house owners, we all want beautiful architecture, paintings, and a very appealing house appearance. However, we pay little or no attention to the state of our roofs. The roof of your house is as important as every other part of the house building.
A dirty roof will not just ruin the aesthetics of your house it can also damage your roof. Your roof is the most exposed part of your building, hence it is unprotected from all specks of dirt and clutter.
If you have never cleaned your roof, then yes, you need to clean it. But if your roof has been cleaned regularly, then no.
It’s important to understand how roofs work and how they are built in order to understand why they need to be cleaned. So let’s talk about that first!
Roofs are made up of many layers and materials that function together to protect your home from the elements. The top layer is called shingles, which are the most visible part of a roof. The next layer down is felt paper (or tar paper), which helps prevent water from penetrating through to the wood or foam boards underneath. Underneath those two layers lies another layer called insulation board or foam board—this material provides insulation for your home and also helps prevent water from seeping in between shingles or through holes caused by nails popping out over time (which can lead to mold growth!). Finally, there’s plywood underlayment for additional protection against leaks due to punctures or cracks in any of those layers above it (like when tree branches fall during big storms).
Cleaning your roof is a great way to keep bugs out of your home and prolong the life of your roof. The main reason to clean your roof is that it’s an excellent way to keep insects from making a home in your attic space. Over time, these bugs can end up causing damage to your property by chewing through insulation, as well as defecating on surfaces inside the house and leaving behind waste that can attract more insects.
The other reason is that cleaning the roof will help prevent moss and algae from growing on it. Moss and algae are slippery when wet, which makes them dangerous for people walking around up there. They also tend to grow quickly and can cause leaks eventually if left untreated for too long.
While rainfall can be a good source of keeping your roof clean, the roof is still exposed to natural elements like Algae, Moss, and Lichen. Algae, Lichen, and Moss are elements that tend to grow on a little bit of moisturized surface. Lichen actually prefers sunlight and a place a little bit exposed to rain. These elements can damage your roof and will lead to a reduction in the life span of your roof.
A bi-annual or annual cleaning is advisable. This will go a long way in preventing roof damage and will help with longer life spam.
Your roof also needs regular maintenance.