Roofs as one of the most important part of a house, should be given utmost care. Your roof is also one of the things that people will notice in a house and a well-cared roof will have higher curb appeal than the ones left to rot. One thing you should know about roof maintenance is that the more you do it, the more you can save.
Roofs are not cheap, it initial value is expensive and replacing your roof is just as much. The materials used will be expensive and so will it’s installation. So, when you take care of your roof the only thing you need to do to have a pretty roof again is to ensure that it gets its routine roof washing Boston. However, when one is washing roof you should know that there is much that goes to its process.
If you are interested to know the do’s and don’ts of roof washing here is a couple of them.
DO: water your plants thoroughly then cover them with something to protect them from the solution that will be used to clean the moss or algae from the roof. The watering of plants before the cleaning of the roof will ensure that your plant will not be absorbing the cleaning solution as much.
DON’T: use pressure washer on your roof. When you are cleaning your roof use a sprayer instead that has a cleaning solution to it. Using pressure to take away the moss or algae growth from the roof may work well but it will also loosen the shingles of the roof. So, it is better to use the ones with the cleaning solution instead.
DO: understand that the algae will not be cleaned out of your roof in one sitting. Rather it will be washed away if there is a strong rain. The moss will also loosen enough that it will be easy to rid it of from your roof. You just have to be patient and take the necessary steps so as to not damage your roof because of negligence.
DON’T: assume that the roof cleaning solution will not evaporate quickly when you apply it on a sunny day. The best time to apply the solution would be on a cloudy or sunless sky. When done that way the cleaning solution can seeped into the cracks and ensure that the roof will be cleaned away in the next rainfall.
DO: put safety first. It should be reiterated again. Safety should always come first. Safety should always be put into account before any roof cleaning. Anything less can be dangerous and you should not put yourself in that kind of risk.
DON’T: wait for algae to appear. If you want to ensure that there is less work put into roof maintenance. You should take some active measures to ensure that nothing like that happens. Trim away branches that could fall into the roof with a gust of wind. Trim the branches that hangs over the roof, not letting the roof to fully dry during rains thus algae to grow on it.