Question: I live in West Harrison NY. How often should I clean my roof? Also, is there a benefit to cleaning my roof even if it does not appear to be excessively dirty? Here in Westchester County, I have seen homes whose roofs look like they needed to be replaced but after a proper washing they looked great. In fact, I have seen some of my neighbors have their roofs washed even when they appear clean. Are they wasting money by washing their “clean” roof? Do they know something I don’t know?
Answer: Washing your roof is not just about your roof’s appearance. Washing your roof is also about maintaining your roof’s life expectancy, it’s integrity, the energy efficiency of your roof shingles and it is also critical to removing bacteria, lichens, mold and fungus that grow on your roof and literally eats your roof.
Another reason to wash your roof on a regular maintenance schedule and not just when it looks dirty is to protect the health of you and your loved ones. Those bacteria is mentioned- lichens, mold and fungus- have been found to cause respiratory problems in people and animals which in itself makes cleaning your roof regularly more important than your roof’s aesthetics.
So yes, your neighbors who wash their roofs regularly do know something about protecting their roof and ultimately their investment. But now you now know as much, if not more, than they do.
At Westchester PowerWashing we recommend our clients be proactive when it comes to protecting their house, health and roof. Believe me, it is always smarter and cheaper to maintain your roof than to wait for it to look dirty and then hire us to come out only to discover your roof is damaged and will cost you more to fix than our scheduled roof maintenance plan.
Westchester County homeowners interested in finding out about our scheduled roof maintenance program should call me, Peter, owner of Westchester PowerWashing at 914.490.8138. When you call, mention you want a free estimate to clean your roof and to discuss having your own scheduled roof maintenance program started so you can protect your roof, your home, your investment and your health.
Westchester PowerWashing cleans roofs, siding and patios in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess County. Westchester PowerWashing has been recognized as a 5 star rated premier roof powerwashing company in New York for more than 30 years. Peter at Westchester PowerWashing can be reached at 914.490.8138 or www.westchesterpowerwashing.com.