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Cleaning Your Roof; Why, When & How?



Posted On: December 28, 2022

It’s smart thinking to wonder if you’re providing the right care and maintenance for your roof.  After all, it’s the most important barrier between your home and family and the weather. Neglecting your roof can lead to creeping damage that may be expensive to repair and could cause loss of personal property from intrusion of water and mold. Doing at least an annual cleaning and inspection will go a long way to prevent long-term issues with your roof. A clean, well-maintained roof will add years to its life and value to your home.


Why should you clean your roof?

As we mentioned above, the most important barrier between your home and the outside elements is your roof. Ensuring your roof is clean and well maintained extends its life, which in turn keeps your bank account healthy.  Cleaning allows you to remove debris like tree branches or leaf and pine needle build up that could cause damage later by holding moisture. You should consider a professional cleaning. This is an opportunity for someone with an experienced eye to inspect your roof for signs of damage. Holes, missing shingles, and other issues can be discovered, so you can take care of those problems before they get out of hand.


When is the best time to clean your roof?

Generally, it is a good idea to get your roof cleaned by a professional roofing company once a year. This is enough to see if any problems have developed and get them taken care of early on. If you have a brand-new roof, or recently have a re-roofing project completed, then you may only need a roof cleaning once every two years or so.


How should you clean your roof?

It is never recommended to clean your roof yourself. It's very dangerous to climb around on your roof without the right equipment. Experienced roofers know what precautions to take and use the proper cleaning materials that adequately clean your roof without damaging the structure and materials.


You should, however, visually inspect your roof from a safe point of view with a sturdy ladder or from the ground, and by venturing into your attic. You will be able to check for leaks, water spots, discoloration, missing shingles, tiles, or damage in metal roofs like dents, cracks or rust.


Getting Your Roof Professionally Cleaned

If you're looking at your roof and thinking it looks a little worse to wear, it might just need a good cleaning. Without proper cleaning and inspections, roof damage can go from needing a simple repair to requiring a total roof replacement very quickly, so if you have any concerns about your roof, schedule a professional roof inspection. A professional inspection will bring to light any existing problems with your roof that aren’t visible to an untrained eye. 


If you are ready to have your roof professionally cleaned and inspected, or have noticed some repairs that may be needed, call our team at Johnson Roofing Solutions in Northwest Florida. Johnson Roofing Solutions team provides free estimates AND financing to homes and businesses across the panhandle of Florida. We have offices in Panama City, Chipley and Graceville with our service area expanding from Tallahassee to Pensacola. We are fully licensed and insured, family owned and operated and prepared to take on any roofing project from minor repairs to complete replacements or even new construction. Contact us today and let us be your solution!


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