When is the best time to clean your roof?
For roof cleaning in Harrisburg, the best time to do it is fall and early spring.
For roof cleaning, the only acceptable form of cleaning is soft washing. In Harrisburg, most houses have shingled roof's which can be damaged by pressure washing.
Fall is geat becasue it allows us to spray an algicide onto the roof and get the maximum amount of dwell time. This is becasue the tempture is much lower which means that the solution doesnt evaporate as quickly.
Is Roof Cleaning Worth it?
Roof cleaning is a great for a couple of main reasons.
Increased Curb Appeal. Putting your house on the market is a big moment, ideally you would like to get the highest return on that investment. Roof cleaning is one simple thing that can help you increase property value.
Extend Roof Lifetime. Gleocapsamaga, Lichen, Moss. These are the three main types of organic stains that appear on roofs in Pennsylvania.
Lichen and moss like to dig roots into the shingles, this makes them much more of a threat to any roof. The black streakscommon in this area are called gleocapsamagma.
Each of these can be safely removed and disinfected with our soft washing process.
Roof Cleaning is worth it IF
1. you want to sell your house and get the highest possible return,
2. you want to increase the life of your roof,
3. you want to improve the look of your home.
Does my roof need replaced or cleaned?
Thats a great question and to answer that, simply grab a ladder and insepct the shingles or call someone to inspect them for you.
If the grandules on the shignles are looking very thin, then its a good sign that the roof is getting old. Check the gutters, if you see a thick layer of grandules then you know that the roof has lost a lot of them. If this is the case, you may need to replce your roof.
If the roof is less than 10 years old and the grandules are still intacted then you will probably just need a good thorough cleaning. This will help imrpove the lifespan of your roof.
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