The Importance Of Keeping Your Vancouver Roof Cleaned
Keeping your Vancouver home protected from the elements is a major roles your roof plays, so it is no surprise that a dirty or damaged roof should be a cause of concern. Being proactive about proper roof maintenance and cleaning will absolutely help extend the life of your roof and reduce the need for major roof repairs. However, even with all the routine cleaning and care you could give your roof, there are still major risks to your roof that cannot always be avoided. Here are just a few you should be aware of:
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- Putting off repairs. First and foremost, failure to act and get roof repairs taken care of as soon as possible will only lead to further (not to mention more severe) roof damage. Lack of routine maintenance and inspection will allow problems that are present to worsen and put your home at increased risk of further damage. Keep up on maintenance and schedule a free yearly inspection and cleaning with Upright Exterior Services to stay on top of things and fix problems before they become disasters.
- Age. One of the most common causes of roof damage is simply age. While roofing materials are made to last, even the best of the best products are subject to damage over time. As your roof ages, the materials become weak and brittle, and begin to shed off. The average lifespan of a shingle roof can vary based on a number of different factors like climate, materials used, and installation. On average though, architectural asphalt shingles last 24-30 years. Metal roofs can last anywhere from 30-40 years, and concrete tile can last 35-50 years. If your roof is nearing the end of its life, or is past its warranty, it may be time to consider repairs or even replacement. That being said, the best way to extend the life of your roof is by having it professionally cleaned at least once a year. With Upright Exterior Services’ cleaning process, we can ensure safe roof cleaning that will not damage your roofing material and only help make it last longer.
- The elements. Water, cold temperatures, wind, storms, and high heat, all take their toll on your roof. Winds, thunderstorms, and hurricanes test the integrity of your roof, along with UV light from the sun. Moss, old, and algae can also grow on your roof, and without proper cleaning can quickly take it over. Not only can this growth affect the look of your roof, but it can also cause damage and deterioration. Having your roof inspected following severe weather can help catch damaged areas quickly so you can get them resolved, and routine cleaning can help keep all that the elements leave behind on your roof from building up.
- DIY Cleaning. We love when homeowners understand the importance of a clean roof, but more often than not they end up causing more damage when they try to take matters into their own hands. Without the proper cleaning techniques and equipment, you can actually do more harm than good to your roofing material. Pressure or aggressive/abrasive cleaning methods can damage and weaken your roofing material. Not only do you risk damaging your roof, but roof cleaning can also be risky to your wellbeing. Without experience and training, the risk of falling off your roof when attempting to clean it on your own is very high. The good news is that Upright Exterior Services are equipped and ready to take care of cleaning your roof for you. We know everything your roof is up against and how important it is to keep it in its best condition possible, and that is why we offer the best roof cleaning services around.