Unsure of whether or not you need to replace your roof? Is it covered with grime or growing moss? Consider this: effectively cleaning your roof rather than getting it replaced completely can save you a lot of time and money while also increasing its life span.
Cleaning Your Roof May Save You Big
Most people don’t consider the potential for a good cleaning to push back the need for a roof replacement. However, “just because your light colored roof is now streaked with solid black or has moss growing on it does not mean that you need a new roof.” It may be unsightly, but that only means that there needs to be work done, though not as much as you might think.
If the shingles are thoroughly aged and damaged or have been holding up for about two and a half decades, it may, in fact, be time to consider a replacement roof. However, if that isn’t the case, a cleaning will do the trick! For the most superficial of reasons, it removes basic, cosmetic issues and can make the surface look just like new even if it’s years and years old. As an added bonus, many “professional roof cleaners often use a biodegradable chemical that has a residual effect that will continue to keep your roof clear of these blights for a minimum of one year.”
As a result, it will also be more able to stand up to potential damage than it would have been before. Like a doctor’s check-up or dentist appointment for you, preemptive measures can make the roof “healthier” overall and likely make the covering last for longer than it would otherwise. If this isn’t enough of an incentive, many people are surprised by the difference in price: “an average 900 square foot roof replacement can cost upwards of $5,500 while cleaning that same roof would cost around $260.”
It doesn’t take a lot of research to reveal how beneficial a roof cleaning can be. From increasing longevity to decreasing price, a single cleaning session can really improve your roof for years to come without the hassle of a complete replacement. For more information on roof cleaning, or for advice, services, or for a free estimate for your roof, get in touch with Cox Roofing today.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with 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.