Many chemicals on the market promise to clean your roof. They claim to be able to remove dark streaks and leave your roof looking brand new. While cleaning your roof is a good idea, pouring harsh chemicals and bleach mixtures on it isn’t. Here’s what you need to know about keeping your roof clean, and what those dark streaks really mean.
Rain and wind typically do a great job of keeping leaves, sticks, and other debris off your roof. If you find that a fair amount of debris has accumulated in a valley or other area, you can have it cleaned out during your annual inspection. Designed to catch small problems before they result in water stains on your ceilings, a roof inspection can also include a gentle sweep of the roof.
Moss and Algae
Algae won’t usually harm your roof, but moss can be a problem due to its root system. Special cleaners are available to kill the moss and allow it to be brushed off. However, take great care when using any kind of broom or brush on an asphalt or metal roof to prevent damaging it. The best solution is to hire a roofing company in Oklahoma City to treat and remove the moss. The company won’t damage the roof, and you won’t have to worry about falling from the roof and getting hurt.
All kinds of cleaners claim they can remove the dark streaks from your roof. The problem is that those dark streaks occur when protective granules wash off your roof. They’re actually an indication that you may need a roof replacement, and pouring harsh chemicals over them can worsen the problem. If you’re concerned about dark streaks, your best bet is to call for a free quote on roofing. The roofer can advise you as to what the streaks are and provide you with estimates for different options.
Robbins Roofing Inc. knows you want your home to look great from the landscaping to the roof. We offer a full range of roof repair services, including annual inspections, replacements, and maintenance. We can explain what is causing the stains on your roof and outline your options. Visit us on Facebook to learn more about our company and our services.