Why Roof Cleaning Is Important For Your Vancouver, WA Home
We invest a lot of time and money into keeping our homes safe. We install locks on doors and windows, add security lights, cameras, and doorbells, all to make sure that the things we love and value are safe and protected. There is an area of our home though that often gets overlooked – the roof. Your roof is the home’s first line of defense against the elements, and it literally covers and protects your entire home. Because of the harsh conditions it is exposed to, it is so important to keep your roof in its best shape possible so that it can continue to protect your home. Here are some things you can do this spring in Vancouver to ensure your roof is able to adequately protect your home:
- Keep gutters and downspouts clean. Gutters can fill will leaves and debris causing clogs. If gutters get clogged, water will begin to pool and overflow down the side of your home damaging siding and foundations. You should clean your gutters at least twice a year to avoid any blockages. Check your downspouts regularly and be sure that they are directing water 5-10 feet away from your home. Be sure that water can flow through them and that there are no blockages.
- Inspect your roof. Your roof is exposed to all the elements outside and is your home’s first line of defense from these elements. You should be sure that your roofing material is not weakened or damaged. Look for loose shingles, cracks, or damaged areas, and get them fixed as soon as possible. Perform routine maintenance on your roof, and if you are unable to safely examine or repair your roof, call in a professional to have it checked for you.
- Maintain trees and vegetation around your home. Trees that have branches that hang over or near your roof can pose potential threats to the structural integrity of your roof During heavy rain and wind storms, these branches can break off and damage your roof. You should keep your roofline clean and clear from potential tree branches and other vegetation that may be growing too close to it.
- Have your roof professionally cleaned. Professional soft-wash roof cleaning services safely and thoroughly clean away moss, mold, algae, and any other substances that build up on your roof. Upright Exterior offers these cleaning services, and avoids high pressure or abrasive cleaning methods because they can actually end up damaging your roof. Instead, our cleaning services effectively and safely remove any build up from your roof. Not only does this improve your roof’s appearance, but it also greatly extends the life of your roof and prevents deterioration and breakdown from occurring. Since roof cleaning can be a risky task, it is important to leave it to the professionals. With the proper training and experience, Upright Exterior Services can get the job done the right and safe way.
Don’t leave your roof vulnerable to more damage than it has to be, and follow these recommendations to keep it safe and functional. When you are ready to have your roof cleaned, call Upright Exterior Services.