Is your roof looking unsightly and you think it’s time to replace it? It turns out a thorough cleaning is all it may need, giving your roof new life and a fresh new look.
You can save thousands of dollars by cleaning your roof instead of replacing it. Years to your roof’s lifespan will not only increase, but the roof will look better than before. If you are indecisive on what to do with your roof, consider options before making a decision.
If shingles are more than 25 years old, quality has diminished, granules left on the shingles, then it’s time for a roof replacement.
If your roof is light-colored and has black or moss growing on it, however, then it may just need a spruce up. In all, it will only need cleaning, not a replacement.
Thoroughly cleaning your roof will remove black stains, also called magma, and moss, resulting in a new appearance. Biodegradable products are used by professionals with residual effects, meaning your roof will continue to be clear of blemishes for one year.
Reapplying the biodegradable cleaner every 18 to 36 months will offer continued protection for your roof. Don’t wait until you see problems arise. Use the cleaner when the effects of your chemicals are wearing off, which will be in that 2 to 3-year span.
By applying these chemicals too, it is a preventative practice, reducing future costs and increasing the life of your shingles.
On average, a roof replacement costs $5,500 per 900 square foot, while cleaning the roof will cost only $300. You can save thousands by merely choosing to clean your roof and practice regular maintenance.
Manufacturers suggest cleaning your roof regularly, although many homeowners do not believe they need to because of multi-year warranties on shingles. For example, your car still needs oil changes when the time is right even with a 100,000-mile warranty.
Taking these steps will ensure you won’t need a roof replacement anytime soon. Cleaning your roof extends it’s lifespan and will reduce costs in the long run. If you need assistance, contact a contractor who specializes in cleaning roofs.