Regarding roof cleaning, reaching out to the manufacturer or a professional roofer is invaluable. They can provide specific advice and tailored tips for your house, ensuring the best approach for your roof’s unique needs.
Prioritize Safety First
Roof cleaning can be hazardous, so it’s crucial to prioritize safety. Make sure you have the right tools for the job and wear slip-resistant footwear. Consider using a safety rope and harness for added protection if your roof has a steep incline.
Protect Your Roof from Damage
Avoid damaging your roof while cleaning it. Pressure washing may seem like a quick fix, but it can wear out the shingles underneath and reduce their lifespan. Instead, opt for alternative cleaning methods that are gentler on your roof’s surface.
Mindful of Plants and Garden
Remember that roofs are designed to shed water, so taking precautions to prevent liquid overflow onto your garden is essential. Prior to cleaning the roof, spray your plants with water to provide a protective barrier. Consider covering them with a plastic sheet or similar material to shield them during the cleaning process.
Utilize Basic Chemistry
A cost-effective and efficient cleaning solution can be made by mixing water and bleach in a 50/50 ratio. This homemade solution can be more budget-friendly compared to purchasing pre-made cleaning products.
To inhibit the regrowth of algae or moss on your roof, consider applying a preventive treatment or coating recommended by the manufacturer or a professional roofer. These specialized products can help protect your roof and extend its lifespan.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier roofing company that offers commercial roofing St Petersburg! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.