Roof Cleaning to Remove Algae and More

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Roof Cleaning - Cox Roofing

It’s summer, still, so you’ve probably been outside enjoying the weather. During this time, then, you might have noticed that your roof isn’t in great condition and doesn’t look very appealing. If you see discoloration, streaky patterns, and/or mold, then you might want to consider a professional roof cleaning.

The Importance of Regular Roof Cleaning

To keep your roof looking good as new, then you should take a few of the following steps in order to ensure a serious clean. Sometimes, what appears to be mold growth on your shingles is actually “algae colonies,” which get there by “feeding on moisture and the limestone filler agents in the shingles.” This begs the question: how do I remove the moisture and filler agents?

Luckily, you can purchase algicide and can safely apply it to your roof.  If you notice anything growing on your shingles, you should immediately undertake a roof cleaning so that whatever is living there doesn’t wear down and lower the lifespan of your roof.

Look seriously into the chemicals that you might use for this roof cleaning and into the device that you choose.  The wrong chemicals and/or applicator can do major damage to the surface of your roof.  For example, if you choose something like a power washer, its relative strength can easily wear through your shingles and cause serious problems.  The same is true of of a corrosive cleaner or spray.  Also, not all cleaner products have the ability to remove all of what is growing on your roof, so keep all this mind before buying anything and spraying it on the shingles.

Don’t take a trip up onto the roof if the weather makes it dangerous to do so. If there is strong wind or other extreme weather, then save it for another day. To be absolutely sure that the job is done right, and to avoid any bodily harm as a result of rooftop accidents, contact a professional roofing company to take care of any and all roof cleaning needs.

To hire a company that can perform this task with ease without breaking the bank, get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.

Cox Roofing:

Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.

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