Your roof is probably one of the most overlooked features of your home. However, keeping your roof clean and free of debris is an important step in keeping it structurally sound and prolonging its life. Here are five reasons to clean your roof regularly.

1. Curb Appeal

Unsightly stains from moss, mold and algae detract from your home’s curb appeal. A roof that is cleaned and maintained regularly is aesthetically pleasing and adds to the property’s overall appearance. Not only are these issues unattractive, but they also lead to the deterioration of your roof. Not all Jacksonville roofing companies offer shingles that are resistant to algae growth and can reduce the amount of cleaning required, so make sure to ask your contractor if they install these shingles.

2. Damage prevention

The climate, environment and the elements all cause wear and tear on your roof. Cleaning your roof and removing debris that builds up seasonally can help prevent potential damage. It can also help you spot minor issues before they become larger, costlier problems that require roof repairs or even roof replacement.

3. Inhibit algae growth

Not only is algae ugly, but it also absorbs heat and can increase the temperature of your roof’s surface. When algae stains are not cleaned and are allowed to spread, your roof’s temperature may be elevated. This can increase your entire home’s temperature and require more energy to cool. When looking at Jacksonville roofing companies, make sure they offer GAF algae-resistant shingles which are specially formulated to inhibit algae growth.

4. Keep mold away from your home

Mold is attracted to North Florida’s damp, humid environment and can spread rapidly. When not addressed promptly, it can cause your roof to deteriorate. Proper roof cleaning and maintenance helps prevent mold from spreading across your roof and finding its way into your home. Mold poses serious health risks to your family, including respiratory illnesses, so it is extremely important to prevent it from spreading.

5. Extend the life of your roof

Regular cleaning and maintenance can preserve your roof’s integrity. Keeping your roof clean and free from destructive things like algae, moss, mold and debris helps prevent serious damage. Although many roofs come with warranties, most roof manufacturers suggest regular cleaning to keep your roof in ideal condition and extend its life.

By keeping your roof clean, you’re helping to keep it in good shape for years to come. If your roof has already been damaged, contact Reliant Roofing immediately. We are a GAF Master Elite certified roofing company serving the greater Jacksonville area. Call today for a free estimate at (904) 657-0880.