It’s probably not something you think about an awful lot, but taking care of the ‘roof over your head’ by getting it professionally cleaned is important for a number of reasons. Whether you have a pitched roof or a flat roof, whether you have shingles, slates, tiles or rubber, a dirty roof not only looks unsightly, it could cost you a lot in repair bills if not cared for properly. As a landscaper in Dublin, I understand the importance of keeping your roof clean.
Prevent moss and algae growth
Your roof is the perfect surface for growing moss, lichen, fungus and algae, especially if you have a north facing roof, which gets less sunlight and where there is plenty of moisture. Seeds and spores are usually whipped up by the wind and rains or dropped by birds and other wildlife. Once moss or algae have taken root, that’s when the trouble starts.
Moss, algae and lichen hold moisture against your roof, which can damage tiles and shingles, and works its way through your waterproof barrier. If it gets into your wooden roof structure, it can rot the wood, damaging its integrity and creating damp and mould issues inside your house, which is bad for everyone. Regular professional cleaning can get rid of moss and lichen before it gets out of hand and prevent it growing again in the future.
Improve kerb appeal
Your home is your castle, and you like it to look good. Regular and professional cleaning is like getting a new roof every time you get it cleaned. This not only makes your house look good, it can really help if you are trying to sell your property.
One of the first things prospective buyers will look at is your roof. Getting a new roof is one of the most expensive repairs you will ever need to do on a home, so presenting your house with a clean and healthy roof will make sure you get the price you are looking for if you are selling.
Extending the lifespan of your roof
By having your roof regularly cleaned by a professional, you will extend the lifespan of your roof. You will stop moss and lichen compromising the structure of your roof tiles, creating cracks in your tiles and allowing water to get into wood in your roof, causing more costly damage. Regular cleaning will also allow you to spot any potential problems more quickly which will also save you money in the long run.
Getting your roof professionally cleaned may seem like a cost you can ill afford, but when you compare it to the cost of new roof beams, new tiles or a whole new roof, it is by far the cheaper option.
New Leaf Professional Roof Cleaning
There are many reasons why you should get your roof cleaned by a professional. First, there is the safety aspect. You don’t want to be clambering about on your roof, especially if you don’t have the right equipment. At New Leaf we use all the correct safety equipment to make sure there are no potential accidents. Cleaning your roof with a pressure washer from a ladder is also very dangerous – for you and for your roof. The jet from a pressure washer, if not used correctly, can damage your tiles and make the situation worse. Lastly, at New Leaf, we are experienced at cleaning roofs; we can get the job done at your convenience so you can stay on the ground, with the peace of mind that your roof is in safe hands.
Are you looking to get your roof professionally cleaned? New Leaf Landscaping, Dublin offers a fast, professional and friendly service to get your roof looking its best. Please get in contact to book or for more information.