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Is Roof Cleaning Necessary?

Is Roof Cleaning Necessary?

Ever wondered why we keep our cars spick and span but ignore our roofs? It’s a paradox. Cars cost less than homes but get more cleaning love. So, is roof cleaning necessary? Let’s dig in.

What Happens When You Ignore Your Roof?

Neglected roofs accumulate moss, lichen, and mould. What’s the big deal? First, it’s an eyesore. Second, it’s clogging your gutters. Third, it could damage your roof tiles. Plus, there’s the hidden damage you can’t see.

Risk vs Reward

Ignoring the issue today could mean a huge roof replacement bill tomorrow. A simple 5-year maintenance plan can save you that headache.

Early Action Equals Longevity

Clean your roof early, and you might extend its life. Plus, your home looks well-kept.

The Domino Effect

Let moss grow, and you’re inviting trouble. You’ll be cleaning gutters endlessly. Also, that visible moss? Tip of the iceberg. It’s likely a lot heavier and more damaging than you think.

The Unseen Consequences

Moss secretes acids. Over time, these can weaken your roof tiles, turning them into sponges that soak up water. Indoors, mold can start growing, posing health risks.

The Preventive Measure

SoftWashing at the beginning can stop moss for up to 5 years. A good company will even give you a warranty.

Moss on Roof Tile

Moss has already caused acidic damage to these fibre cement roof tiles

Moss Gently Removed

Moss Removed Reveals Damaged Already Caused by Acid Secretion

When the home was first built, applying a Soft Wash Mixture could have prevented any organic matter growth for up to 5 years, a reputable company will provide you with a written warranty certificate. Then every 5 years reapply to live in a home with a clean roof permanently. Otherwise when you clean fibre cement roof tiles which have moss or lichen growth you will reveal the damaged areas where the mosses have colonised.

The DIY Dilemma

Considering DIY? Green Wash lasts 4-6 times longer than other methods. But for safety, maybe hire an expert.

Sell Your Home Faster

A clean roof can boost your home’s value by up to 3%. That’s way more than what you’ll spend on cleaning. Plus, homes with that “WOW factor” sell faster.

The Bottom Line

So, is roof cleaning necessary? Absolutely. You’ll avoid future costs, improve home value, and protect your health. Need more info? Check out caring roof cleaning companies for more insights.


I look forward to helping you get your building super clean,

Yours sincerely

Darran Smith

Darran Smith, Director, Purple Rhino Building Cleaning

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