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If you want to keep your home or business in great shape, you will need to take care of the roof. Your roof protects the rest of your structure from the elements, preventing water damage and other problems. To keep your roof in good condition, you should get it cleaned at least once a year to get rid of leaves and debris, as well as other contaminants such as moss, mildew, and algae.

In this article, our team at SoftWash Systems will go over a few of the benefits regular roof cleaning provides.

  • Prevent Wear and Tear – As we alluded to above, over time, things like moss and algae will grow on your roof. These organisms gradually damage the shingles (and other roofing materials), eating away at them and leaving them weak and brittle. Our roof cleaning services use a specialized, biodegradable cleaning solution to eliminate these harmful organisms, preventing this source of wear and tear.
  • Extend Your Roof’s Lifespan – Because our roof cleaning services help reduce wear and tear, they also help you avoid expensive roof repair or replacement costs. By keeping your roof clean, you can significantly increase its total lifespan, which in turn will save you money because you won’t have to get the roof replaced as soon as you otherwise might.
  • Increase Energy Efficiency – Lastly, using our roof cleaning services regularly can increase your building’s energy efficiency. When moss, algae, and other organisms grow on your roof, they stain it, which in turn causes the roof to absorb more heat from the sun. This extra heat then flows into your building, which forces your cooling system to use more energy to maintain your desired temperature. With a clean roof, your HVAC system won’t have to work so hard to cool the building, and you can save money on cooling costs.

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