When talking about regular roof cleaning this does not mean that it should be done every month but should be done at least once a year. Most homeowners do not feel comfortable do this so they hire a professional roof cleaner. Your roof naturally collects grime, debris, algae, moss, and dirt that needs cleaned off. By doing so it will increase the value of your home should you decide to do it. It will also extend the lifespan of your roof.

Removing debris

Debris can include small tree branches, leaves, etc and is one of the easiest parts of roof cleaning. If the homeowner decides that they want to pull some of the smaller branches off the roof they need to make sure that they have a sturdy ladder to use. If you are going onto the roof to get any larger pieces or to sweep off the leaves, make sure that you are wearing slip proof shoes. You should also have someone on the ground to watch and make sure that you do not fall and to help hold the ladder steady. Be careful when tossing off the branches that you do not lose your balance and fall. If you have a long extension cord, you could use a leaf blower to blow the leaves off the roof and then use a broom to sweep the rest off. After your roof cleaning, you will need to take the time to clean the gutters of the leaves that have blown into them.

Removing algae and moss

This is something that a homeowner could do but most leave this job to a professional roof cleaning service because they have the knowledge and cleaning supplies and tools to do the job correctly. Both of these are natural enemies of your roof and are capable of causing leaks in the roof. They should be removed promptly, which may mean every few months instead of once or twice a year. It depends on how bad it is. The professional roof cleaning service will generally use an acidic solution with a pH level that is below four. The solution is a 50/50 ratio of hot water and vinegar. You can also add some citrus juice to the mix. If your roof is plagued more by moss, they will apply it to your roof and not rinse it off so it will have time to kill the moss. If it is algae growth, they will use the same acidic solution but will clean off the algae using a soft brush to scrub the area until it is removed. Make sure that the professional roof cleaning services do not use a pressure washer because it can damage your roof.


Source by Lora Davis