Roof Maintenance Part 2 – Keeping Your Roof Clean
People in general, wish to have a maintenance-free roof. Today lots of roofing manufacturers aspire to offer low-maintenance products. But, in spite of the kind of roof you own, the matter of fact is that you will without doubt have to carry out some routine roof maintenance in order to make it function well and look its best for a longer time. The question is how does one look after his roof?
Following are some guidelines for how to look after your roof:
Use a roof cleaner – A roof cleaner is easily available at a home improvement store. Most probably you will have to combine it with water prior to applying it. Simply read the manufacturer’s instructions and follow it, blending in a power washer or an insecticide sprayer. If possible, try to climb onto the roof in order to spray thoroughly on it. If you have chosen to utilize a power washer, make sure that it is on a very low pressure setting, or else it can harm your roofing material. Leave the cleanser on the roof for some time as per the manufacturer’s instruction – generally for about 25 minutes.
Rinse off the roof cleaner – Now once you have let the cleaner to sit for some specific amount of time, use a garden hose to rinse off the cleanser. You can even use a power washer for this purpose; just make sure that it’s set at very low pressure. In case there is some residue or stains left, use the water force to blast them away, or scrub if required.
Keep your gutters clean – After a thorough session of roof cleaning, there is a possibility that there will be wastes accumulated in your gutters. You can prevent the gutter drains from blocking by getting rid of huge debris by hand and using the garden hose to drain away the remaining waste.
Follow a periodic cleaning schedule. If you want that your roof should look its best cleaning it every 1 to 3 years is good enough. It is not necessary to clean it too frequently. Also, remember that taking proper care of your roof enhances its life span.
There are plenty of things to consider while looking after your roof. The best way is to seek help from an experienced professional who can guide and help you for the maintenance and long life of your roof. Get in touch with America’s Best Roofing to have a reliable and experienced contractor handle your roofing project. Call us at 503-259-0538, and we will be more than happy to help.
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