Start your roof off on the right foot this New Year
As the new year approaches, many homeowners will be focusing on cleaning out the inside of their home and making sure it is clear of clutter and debris going into the new decade. However, it is essential that homeowners pay just as much attention to the outside of their home – particularly their roof. It is important to ensure your roof is cleaned. Here are a few steps you can take this new year that will not only prepare your roof for the summer weather, but ensure it is stunningly clean going into the new year.
Cut Down Tree Limbs
One of the first steps you can take is to have any tree limbs that hang-over or touch your roof removed. The branches of nearby trees can not only scratch and damage your roof shingles, but they can also puncture your roof if they become detached and fall during a severe storm. In fact, fallen trees are responsible for a majority of roof damage. Overhanging tree limbs can also weaken the integrity of your roof by preventing it from getting dry. The shade created by branches blocks the sun and keeps moisture on the roof. Trimming trees each spring will help your roof stay strong and dry. Scheduling a tree trimmer in the winter is more ideal as they are more likely to have open availability and/or being less expensive versus scheduling them during peak season.
Schedule a Roof Cleaning
Chances are, if your shingle or tile roof has any age to it, it probably is showing signs of unsightly dark streaks or algae. Although it can appear as weathering or age, that may actually not be the case. Your roof system may not be failing, it may simply need a cleaning. A roof cleaning will remove moss, mold, mildew, and algae off your roof. Elements such as moss and lichen break down your asphalt shingles by fighting against the roof granules, removing them, and causing premature failure.
Beyond the Roof Cleaning – Debris and Gutters
An accumulation of fallen leaves and sticks can weigh-down, clog, and damage your gutters if not regularly removed. This will cause rainwater to pool around your roof when the rains begin. Having water sitting on your roof for extend periods can jeopardize the quality of your roof. To avoid excess roof moisture, make sure water flow is unobstructed and that your gutters are securely fixed alongside your roof.
Similarly, roof debris can soak up rainfall and trap moisture that helps mold, fungus, algae, and mildew grow. Clearing leaves, branches, and pine needles off your roof’s surface will help prevent damaging growth or unnecessary weight to your roof that can cause a sagging, spongy roofing material and leaks.
The Path to a Stunningly Clean Roof
Roof Commander understands the importance or regular maintenance for your roof and that it can be an overwhelming task. With Roof Commander, if you schedule a professional roof cleaning, you will receive three-years of our RoofPledge Protection Plan. Our RoofPledge Protection Plan includes a yearly seventeen-point inspection, gutter cleaning (up to 150ft), and debris removal along with numerous other benefits.
With one phone call to Roof Commander, your roof can head into 2020 with a roof cleaning that will provide benefits for years to come. Give us a call today at 352-459-7599 or send us a message to request your free estimate!