For many people, the decision to have the moss removed from their roofs is based purely on cosmetic appeal. While it might be a good idea to have your roof cleaned in preparation for selling your home, there are many other benefits to roof moss removal and roof cleaning.
It is vital to ensure that you employ a professional roof cleaning company who understand the methods of cleaning recommended by roof tile manufacturers, but let’s examine in closer detail some of the main benefits of having your roof cleaned.
Extend The Life Of Your Roof
Moss, Lichen, and Algae are living organisms, which slowly cause damage to your roof tiles. Initially, your tiles will develop hairline cracks, which may not be visible to the naked eye, but allow water to penetrate once there. Over time, especially during the winter, as the water freezes and expands, it causes the cracks to expand, ultimately leading to broken tiles. By removing the moss, lichen, and algae, you are removing this problem at the source, and consequently, extending the life of your roof.
No More Blocked Gutters
Your gutters are designed to help the rainwater flow away from your property, down the drainpipe, and into the drainage system. When your drains are working efficiently, they help protect your home from potential structural problems, water ingress, and damp. The main issue when it comes to blocked drains is moss. As moss falls off the roof, it drops into the gutters, which then causes blockages and other problems. By removing the moss from your roof, you immediately prevent this issue from occurring, potentially saving yourself a lot of money and stress in the process.
Stop Moss Falling Onto Your Car and Driveway
Do you dread going out to your car every morning and finding lumps on moss on the roof and bonnet? Moss is also a slip hazard, so if it lands on your driveway and you don’t see it, there is potential for a nasty fall. The only way to prevent this from happening is to remove all traces of moss from your roof. This will also ensure that your car looks pristine and save you another unwanted job every morning.
Even if you have no intention of selling your property, there is little doubt that a nicely cleaned roof will make your property stand out from the rest of the neighbourhood. It shows that you keep your property well-maintained and may even add value to your home. Remember, if you are selling your home, many people will decide if they like a property within seconds of pulling up outside your house. By having your roof professionally cleaned, you will be giving yourself an advantage in a competitive housing market.
The benefits of having your roof professionally cleaned far outweigh the relatively small cost. However, it is essential that you use a professional roof cleaner’s services and never use a pressure wash your roof, as that can cause a lot of issues and damage.
For more information about having your roof cleaned or to book a free quotation, contact our friendly customer services team today.