Roof Cleaning Series: General Cleaning

Roof Cleaning should be a regular part of your home’s roof care. With all of the rain, storms, lightning, wind, and threat of tropical storms and hurricanes, it is smart to wonder if you’re providing the proper care and maintenance for your roof. Neglecting your roof can lead to damage that may be expensive to repair, cause you to replace your entire roof or could cause loss of personal property through roof leaks, mold damage, etc.

In this Roof Cleaning Series, we will discuss topics related to roof cleaning in Tampa Bay:

  • General Cleaning
  • Getting Rid of Mold
  • Focusing on Gutters

Here is the first blog of this series regarding general cleaning of your roof:

General Cleaning

The first step is to take a look at the shape of your roof. You can hire an experienced roofing professional to get on a ladder to inspect your roof and give you a complete report of what is happening on your roof. Find out what condition your roof is in without you having to take the risk of injury.

Here are some items to check out while your roof is being inspected:

  • Roof Leaks
  • Missing Shingles
  • Curling Shingles
  • Lifting Shingles
  • Damaged Granules
  • Gutter
  • Chimney Flashing
  • Trees Close to your Roof 

In Florida, we have numerous sources that can cause us to have to clean our roofs regularly:

  • Wind sprays spores that can drop from trees
  • Birds can deliver feces and items to a roof surface
  • The abundant water from periodic rainfall fuels the growth of the moss, lichens, and algae
  • The dew that develops on the roof at night does not evaporate quickly so moisture can cause problems
  • Morning moisture quenches the thirst of the mini-vegetable garden on your roof.

With a general cleaning, you’ll want to clean any discoloration or dirt off. Remove any debris on your roof. Depending on the type of roofing material on your home, you can use different chemicals and a pressure washer. It is highly recommended to hire a company that has experience with pressure washing roofs, so you do not do any damage to the shingles and other roofing materials.

Check with your roofing material manufacturer to see their instructions on how to clean your specific material. Or, if you aren’t sure, talk with a roofing contractor to get the best advice. You can also see what your homeowners insurance states to do to keep your insurance valid. Your roof is one of the most significant investments you will make in your home, so protect it by consulting with an expert.

If you have trees that are too close to your roofline, have a local tree service trim the trees or cut them down before a tropical storm or hurricane hits?

Roof inspections

If you are having regular roof inspections done by an experienced Roof Company, you will know that your roof is in good shape and will pass a home inspection.

Contact a roofing specialist. Check out your roof condition now to make sure you don’t have any possible problems like loose or missing shingles, etc.

No. 1 Home Roofing is proud to deliver quality service to its clientele in local communities, and therefore has years of experience in re-roofing and patching flat roofing systems.

No. 1 Home Roofing is a family owned and operated roofing company conveniently located on US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, Florida. We are dedicated to providing top quality workmanship and materials to ensure that your new roof is done right. We specialize in shingle, tile, and flat roof installation, repairs, and maintenance. Contact us for an appointment and/or estimate at 727-781-7663.

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