Do it yourself roof cleaning

Let’s face it, the roof contributes a whole lot to the overall exterior look of your house. In fact, the roof has to be of impeccable form if you want your house to look outstandingly elegant. More often than not, you might have to clear debris and residue on your own. This do it yourself roof cleaning guide is the most comprehensive.

About Roof Cleaning

Let’s face it, the roof contributes a whole lot to the overall exterior look of your house. In fact, the roof has to be of impeccable form if you want your house to look outstandingly elegant. More often than not, you might have to clear debris and residue on your own. This do it yourself roof cleaning guide is the most comprehensive.

Existence of the above stains on the roof diminishes the aesthetic quality of the house. Needless to say, some of the stains might be highly risky to the household members’ health. Therefore, there is urgency in getting rid of the stains. Most victims are rarely aware of presence of the stains or some ignore the situation because they think it is not dangerous or costly to eradicate. What these people do not know is how easy it is to remove the stains without high cost. A technician do not even need to be involved as the affected house members can do it themselves.

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Roof Cleaning Guide :

There are so many things that can get caught on your house’s crown work, including

Algae

causes green or black stains on the roof.

Trees nearby the house

Trees nearby the house, litter leaves and branches on the roof forming brown, grey and black stains.

Smoke emitted

Smoke emitted from chimneys also form stain on the roof around the chimney area.

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Lichens growing

Lichens growing on the surfaces ofbuildings.

Growth of mold

Growth of mold or fungus on the surface of the roof.

Corrosion of metal components

Corrosion of metal components on the roof or above roof cause the red or rust stains on metallic roofing .

Removal of algae lichens and mold on Asphalt Roofs :

It is an easy process all the way. All the while, stain can come about if algae, lichens, fungi and mold start accumulating on the roof.

Stain Removal

Stains caused by algae can be cleaned by the regular scrubbing, but, the stains normally come back after sometime. Although, an occasional cleaning does not harm the roof, constant use of harsh chemicals, can damage or reduce the life span of asphalt shingles.

Safety while Cleaning

Safety is an important factor to be highly considered during this task. It is not advisable to operate when the roof is wet. Also the cleaner should be careful not to trip while moving on the roof, and be counter checking before making every step.

Long term Solution

Recently, roofing manufacturers have started mixing copper granules with the roofing products to form shingles resistant toalgae. For people living in areas vulnerable to the growth of algae, specify switching to this type of shingles.

Removal of Corrosion

Smoke residue and corrosion have almost the same effect on the roof, especially aluminum roofing. They eat away your precious roofing and if left to continue, you might have to replace the whole roof. The good news is that smoke and corrosion can be easily cleared.

Removal of corrosion and smoke stains

Remember to take caution while on the land up above and have fun!

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