Roof Cleaning & Maintenance
Cleaning & Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance Will Help Keep Home Value
Preventive maintenance is essential to enable your roofing system to carry out its expected life cycle. Failure to provide necessary maintenance may result in deterioration of your roofing system and your home investment.
An otherwise sound roof needs regular maintenance or repair to keep it in, or to return it to, its optimal operating condition.
Cleaning Roof Algae Improves Curb Appeal
Roof algae can cause unsightly black streaks on your roof and cause premature deterioration of your shingles. It is a type of moss that thrives in humid and warm climates and usually appears first on the North slope of a roof where shade is prevalent and moisture tends to accumulate. Once attached to a shingled roof, roof algae feeds on the dead organic matter used in the manufacturing process of shingles. As the fungus breaks down asphalt shingles, the ceramic granules protecting the surface of the shingle are loosened and begin to fall off. This diminishes the roof’s abilities to reflect heat rays and if not treated, can reduce the life of your roof, diminish your home’s curb appeal and increase your home cooling expenses.
Advocate uses roof cleaning products that are biodegradable, non-corrosive and in most cases, do not require any rinsing, thus virtually eliminating the need for damaging pressure washing. Traditional roof cleaning methods use high pressure washing and hazardous chemical ingredients such as bleach, sodium hydroxide (Lye), copper, zinc, or acid. These techniques can damage the integrity of the roof, kill your landscaping and cause harm to siding, brick, windows, gutters or even pets.
The removal of roof algae is always more difficult and costly then its prevention. Advocate recommends your roof be cleaned and receive a preventive treatment every 12-24 months to keep the stains from returning and ensure your roof’s sustainability.
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