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Roof Cleaning 101: How to Clean Your Roof in 4 Easy Steps

Should roofs be cleanedThe roof is one of the most important components of any home or workplace. A properly installed and well-maintained roof shields the occupants from the weather, contributes to the property’s aesthetic appeal, and significantly boosts its real estate value. 

To fulfill its purpose and stay in good condition, a roof needs to be given proper care. Apart from regularly inspecting your roof and fixing any issues (or having a reputable roofer in Mount Laurel, NJ, and other parts of the mid-atlantic do it for you), you also need to make sure it gets cleaned regularly and address any bacteria or algae growths that may appear.

So what’s the best way to clean your roof? Should you do it yourself, or outsource this task to the experts? Can improper cleaning damage your roof? Keep reading to learn more.

Should roofs be cleaned?

Absolutely. Roof cleaning helps protect your roofing materials, removes organic debris (twigs, leaves, animal droppings, etc.) that can damage your roof as it decays, keeps rust and corrosion in check, and boosts the aesthetic appeal of your property. The safest way is to hire an expert to do it. 

Does cleaning your roof damage it?

Some cleaning methods and products can indeed cause damage to your roof. That’s why it’s generally recommended to outsource the cleaning to a trusted roofing company that has access to the appropriate equipment and products, and knows how to perform this task properly. 

Here’s what NOT to do while cleaning your roof:

  • Pressure washing can damage asphalt shingles by dislodging them or washing off the protective granules. Spraying the shingles from a sharp angle can also cause the spray to uplift the shingles or force water under them, which can damage the underlying structure.
  • Walking on the shingles can break or crack them if it’s not done correctly. What’s more, it’s also very risky, especially if the shingles are wet. In fact, this type of work is so hazardous that many Workers Compensation policies do not cover roof work.

Does cleaning your roof damage itWhere can I hire a trusted roofer in Mount Laurel, NJ, & across the mid-atlantic?

Nu Look Home Design is an Owens Corning™ Platinum Preferred Contractor, which is an invitation-only status held by just 1% of roofing contractors in the United States. With a 94% satisfaction rate among customers, we are truly unmatched in the industry.

In addition to roofing work, we also offer solar panel, window, door, siding, and gutter installation services in Mount Laurel and other New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland communities. Call us today and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your roof installation is backed by our warranty, as well as the Owens Corning™ lifetime guarantee.


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