Regular cleaning is imperative to keep your home’s roof healthy. It is exposed to extreme weather conditions and more prone to wear and tear than any other part of your home. And in order to preserve the function of your roof, choosing the right one – trustworthy and professional – among many roofing contractors is important.
However, as a precaution, here is a list of some common mistakes you might be guilty of when cleaning your roof.
Using the Wrong Cleaning Materials
Roofs are made of delicate materials and should therefore be cleaned with lighter, softer cleaning agents. For example, power washing might be too tough on your roof. Roofs made of non-metal materials can be power washed only if the pressure is low so as to not damage the surface.
For materials that oxidize easily like sheet metal, it is important to use cleaning agents that do not promote the development of rust.
Using a One-Size-Fits-All Approach
Different problems, different solutions. There are many types of damage or dirt that can affect your roof and the correct cleaning method should be used to avoid making the existing problem worse. At the very least, a simple scrubbing and brushing will do. However, in extreme cases, a chemical treatment might be necessary.
It is also important to note that some cleaning agents have toxic ingredients. Make sure to double-check with your roofer so you can preserve a safe and healthy environment despite the ongoing maintenance.
The bottom line is, proper tools and methods should be used in order to maintain and achieve the best state of a building’s roofing system.
Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Inc is the only company you need for roof requirements, including sheet metal fabrication. Call us today at (785) 727-7575. We work with homeowners in Colby and Hays, KS.