Everyone likes the idea of having a maintenance-free roof, and numerous roofing manufacturers and home improvement stores make an effort to address homeowners needs by producing and selling low-maintenance products. However, the truth of the matter is that you will inevitably have to perform some regular maintenance on your roofing system, no matter the kind of roof you have, if you desire it to continue to look and operate at its best for as long as possible. What does it require to keep a roofing system in tip-top shape?
Here are some ideas for the best way to keep your roof maintained at its best:
Use a roof cleaner. You may acquire roof cleaner from any home improvement store. It is likely that you will have to blend it with water before using it. Just follow the producer’s directions, blending in your pressure washer or in an insecticide sprayer. Climb up onto to your roof if possible to ensure that you are able to thoroughly spray your roof. If using a power washer, set the machine to it’s lowest pressure setting to you will not inadvertently harm the shingles or other roof components. Allow the cleaning solution to sit on your roof for as long as the manufacturer suggests – in most cases, this will be about 25 minutes.
Rinse off the roof cleaner. After you have let the roof cleaner soak for the specified quantity of time, rinse the cleaner off utilizing a garden hose or a power washer set to a really low-pressure setting. If there is any stains or mildew left, scrub the area thoroughly or blast these away using the force of the water in the hose or pressure washer.
If you have gutters on your home, make it a point to clean them out. All of the debris from your roof will end up in your gutters. To prevent the gutters from being clogged and causing problems, get rid of all debris by hand and then use a hose to flush out what is left.
Abide by a regular cleaning schedule. You do not need to clean your roof very often, however, a cleaning every two to three years is a good idea, if you want to keep your roofing looking its finest. Also, bear in mind that the better you take care of your roof, the more likely you are to see it to its fullest possible life expectancy. For best roof maintenance results, call Division Kagaroof and schedule a roof and gutter cleaning.