It is important to regularly clean your roof to avoid any potential damage. There are a few things you can do to clean your roof and remove any build-up that has accumulated over time.
Start by removing any debris, such as leaves or branches, that may have accumulated on your roof. This can be done with a leaf blower or by hand.
Then one way to clean your roof is to power wash it. This will remove any dirt, small debris, or mold that has accumulated on the surface. You can rent a power washer from most home improvement stores if needed. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to use the equipment safely.
Another way to clean your roof is to use a garden hose with a spray attachment. This is a less aggressive way to clean the surface of your roof and will not remove as much build-up as power washing but still beneficial. Start by wetting down the entire surface of your roof. Using the attachment, spray a small area with the hose in a circular motion. Move over to the next section and repeat the process until the entire roof has been cleaned.
If you have a lot of build-up on your roof moss or mold, you may need to use a roof cleaner that contains bleach or other harsh chemicals and a scrub brush. Be sure to read the label carefully and follow the manufacturer’s instructions before using any type of roof cleaner.
Once you have cleaned your roof, you should inspect it for any damage. Look for cracked, missing, or damaged shingles. Also, check for any nails that may have come loose. If you find any damage, it is best to repair it as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your roof. No matter what type of repair you need, Avalon can assist you.
Most homeowners don’t think about cleaning their roofs until they notice black streaks or moss growing on the shingles. Though it may not seem like an important task, keeping your roof clean is crucial to maintaining the longevity and appeal of your home.