It is a crucial matter that you keep your roof cleaned properly. Regardless of what it is made of, the correct strategies for roof preventative maintenance can keep it looking new and eye-catching.
Fundamental Of Roof Preventative Maintenance
As a Vancouver roof cleaning professional, we advise our clients to get their roof checked and cleaned semi-annually. Spring and fall are ideal for the cleaning appointments to be scheduled. A roof preventative maintenance program can assist in solving several problems related to your roof. In addition to the obvious result of a clean roof, a roof and moss cleaning session will reveal the repairs that need to be made.
Some would assume that a clean roof is a mere visual adornment. It is true that a well-cleaned roof can make the outlook of any building attractive and easily buyable. However, an aesthetically pleasing roof brings with it a bunch of other benefits. A roof covered in dirt, bird droppings and other debris will soon grow moss, algae, and lichen. The resulting damage will be difficult to undo. Most of the time, damages caused due to sheer neglect will deprive you of the manufacturer’s warranty and the homeowner’s insurance.
Getting your roof cleaned by a professional in Vancouver will be way better than going through the expensive procedures of repairing and replacing it.
Customary Roof Checkup
The regular inspections prior to roof preventative maintenance can be done on your own. It is as simple as looking up and keeping your eyes peeled for these signs.
Cracks, crevices, and damages on the caulking of roof flashing
Budget/ curled/ vesicated shingles
Shingles missing on certain spots
Worn-out rubber in the vent pipes
Grit and granules of the roof shingles collected in gutters
Algae, moss, mold, mildew or lichen
Even if a roof inspection can be done using binoculars from below, some cases require a deeper engagement. It is often very dangerous to get on the roof on your own. Fragile roof shingles, slippery moss, and damaged areas will put your life at great risk.
Every roof cleaning professional comes equipped with protective clothing, skid-resistant ladders, harnesses, helmets, and work boots, and gloves. It will be really hard to pull off an intensive roof inspection on your own, but you can definitely tell when your roof is dirty by looking at it.
Professional Roof Cleaning
The best way to clean any roof is by using handheld tools and biodegradable chemical solutions. Tricky spots such as gutters, snow guards, shingles, and chimney areas are better handled by an expert roof cleaner. The debris caught in such nooks and corners of your roof is usually hard to clean. When you hire an expert roof cleaning service, roof and gutters will be cleared of debris and dirt using gutter scoops, rakes, and brushes. Afterward, the entire roof will be treated with a nature-friendly, non-abrasive solution that kills moss and algae. Steps of applying chemical treatment:
Cover the landscape and garden furniture prior to treating
Clear the debris and apply the roof cleaning solution
Let it sits for 20-30 minutes and rinses off thoroughly
Clean the dead moss caught in the gutters, lawn, and downspout
Customized Cleaning For Different Roofing Materials
Asphalt Shingle Roof
Positively the most popular roofing material in Canada, asphalt shingle roofs are easy to clean. However, the little maintenance you do should be done accurately, as asphalt is prone to be easily damaged therefore considering the roof preventative maintenance is important here.
Concrete and Clay Tile Roof
Pressure washing clay or concrete roofs can damage the color as well as the protective coating on it. This is why chemical treatment is ideal. A responsible service provider like Top Roof Cleaning will also follow the necessary aftercare steps to remove the efflorescence that builds on tile roofs.
Wood Shakes And Shingles
Wood adds magnificence to your roof that cannot be given by any other material. In return, you need to commit a considerable amount of time to clean it properly. When you hire a roof moss removal company, make sure they use soft washing methods to protect the wood shakes and secure the validity of your warranty.
Cedar Shakes And Shingles
Just like wood shakes, cedar roof requires regular cleaning that features mild washing techniques. It is quite important to keep the overhanging branches trimmed. Severe cases of moss growth and debris buildup in cedar roofs need to be handled by an expert.
Slate is expensive, thus requires nature-friendly Roof and gutter cleaners Vancouver. As slate roofs are quick in absorbing water and splitting in winter, they need to be kept debris-free at all times.
As metal roofs rust easily, an ordinary roof cleaning solution would not work on them. An experienced company like Top Roof Cleaning will ensure that your roof receives the perfect treatment it needs, at the right time.