San Francisco Roofing Contractor Separates Fact From Fiction

Bay Area Roofing ContractorYour home’s roof serves a critical purpose: it keeps you, your family and your possessions safe and dry. Yet most homeowners have a lot of misconceptions about roof cleaning and maintenance. Getting your roof professionally cleaned – both prophylactically and at the first sign of damage — can keep roof repair costs down and ensure your home’s integrity and value for years.

Here are four common myths most homeowners believe when it comes to cleaning roofs:

MYTH: Roof cleaning is a simple, do-it-yourself job.

REALITY: Cleaning a residential roof is no easy task, even on flat roofs. Up off the ground, it’s easy to lose your balance and fall, especially when a roof is slippery from water and cleansers.

MYTH: Roof algae and staining are just cosmetic problems.
REALITY: Algae, moss and staining are all early warning signs of roof damage. The sooner you address these issues, the less likely you’re going to have a major repair or replacement need in the near future.

MYTH: You just need to clean the tiles that are stained.
REALITY: Algae and moss infestation in the early stages can be difficult to see. If you only clean the stained tiles, you’re probably leaving a major infestation behind. To get rid of the problem, you need to have your entire roof cleaned.

MYTH: Roof cleaning is an unnecessary expense.
REALITY: Having your roof cleaned by a professional residential re-roofing and cleaning specialist is an investment in preventive maintenance that can help keep your home in good shape and prevent more serious issues in the future.

Bay Area Roof Repair When You Need It

If you have algae, moss or staining on your roof, don’t ignore it. Call us today at (510) 590-8570 to schedule an evaluation to identify causes and learn about solutions that can help you avoid costly repairs down the road.