Often the roof is a neglected area of maintenance. An inexpensive service makes it easy and safe to clean the roof and make it look like new. The company we used here was the Roof Medic. It is important to not overlook this detail, as a dirty roof can make a buyer think it is old or may be problematic. Even if you are not selling your home it is a good idea to clean the roof for your own curb appeal.
From the Roof Medic web site: “The type of growth you have determines the amount of damage. The least damaging are the algae and molds. These growths hold moisture, which very slowly causes rotting of the shingle. The worst growth we encounter is lichen. We find it growing on roughly 30% of the roofs we clean. Lichen is such a hardy feeder, it creates enough damage to the roof, in as little as 3 years, so as to cause granular to fall off. Customers often forget the visual damage growth causes to their roof. Most roofs are replaced today due to the way they look. We are finding many people are repairing or replacing their 25-30 year roofs in as little as 10 years because they look so bad. Often a roof cleaning is all they need.”
For more information on this service contact Roof Medic.