Looking at your roof from the yard and curb, you feel like doing some roof cleaning. You can use a hose to remove the dirt and keep it looking good as new. However, you’re worried about the algae and moss growth on your roof. Unfortunately, you find it difficult to balance yourself when walking on asphalt shingle roofs.

Truthfully, there’s plenty of risks to detailed roof cleaning. Hosing down your roof is highly recommendable — you won’t even need the services of dependable asphalt shingle installation roofers in Calgary AB, such as No Payne Roofing, to help you. On the other hand, scrubbing your roof can sound simple, but zero experience climbing or navigating roofs can lead to unfortunate physical injuries.

Unfortunately, the isolating situation Canada currently has limited your roofer’s capability to deliver its services to your residence. In this light, if your roof looks unmaintained with some roof moss growing over it, you can try to use over-the-counter moss and algae killers. However, make sure that your roof still has excellent integrity. Leaking formulas can damage your internal ceiling and attic, which can mean additional expenses.

If you’ve recently had roofing cleaning and maintenance, you won’t need to worry. Then again, any homeowner concerned about their roof’s sanitary condition can refer to Northwest Roof Maintenance’s post on the frequency you should clean your roof. Read more below.

Factors that Affect Your Roof’s Condition

There are two major causes of dirty and moss-covered roofs:

  • Excessive moisture that promotes moss, fungi, and bacteria growth
  • Structural damage that allows water to seep under your shingles or tiles where the sun can’t reach (When there’s damage, we usually recommend our repair services before we clean your roof.)

Here are a few of the most common causes of these issues:

1. Heavy Rainfall

heavy rainfallWater that accumulates on your roof from rain creates the perfect moist environment for bacteria, moss, and fungi to thrive. After extra rainy winters, you might notice a lot more moss and fungus growth on your roof than usual.

The amount of rain that falls on your roof has a big effect on when (and how often) you should get it cleaned.

If you’re not sure whether your roof needs to be cleaned or not, you can always contact us for a free inspection and estimate.

2. Excessive Shade

Many Portland and Vancouver homes are nestled under the cover of large trees. Trees are beautiful — they help keep your home cool in the summer and increase the value of your property. Unfortunately, they can also make it hard for moisture to evaporate off your roof.

If your roof is in a shaded area, you’ll probably need a roof inspection and cleanings more often. (Continued)

Roofs beyond saving need replacement, and we highly recommend Certainteed asphalt shingles because of their long-term dependability, performance, and aesthetic value. No Payne Roofing is a certified Certainteed asphalt shingle roof installation company. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.