Something that many Lismore locals don’t know is that regular roof cleaning is a critical maintenance procedure for your property. Roof cleaning preserves the life of the roof’s tiles and shingles. It removes unwanted elements and also restores the roof’s colour. There are so many pros to having your roof cleaned and it only takes a call to a trusted roof cleaning expert near you. 

In this article, we’ll explore how important it is to have regular roof cleanings.


1. Roof cleaning removes harmful mould and algae

Algae, moss, mould, and even mildew are common causes of damaged roofs. Because they grow best in damp and dark spaces, the space under the roof and around the tiles and shingles have the ideal growing conditions for these harmful microbes. Once algae and mould start to form and spread, they eventually dislodge and soften roofing tiles. A roof can suffer a significant amount of damage in a short period of time depending on how fast the microbes grow.

Aside from the damage on the surface of your roof, mould and algae can also be harmful to your respiratory system. This is especially dangerous for elderly people and young children. Regular roof cleaning can mitigate these health concerns.


2. Cleans up debris and other contaminants from the environment

Leaves, twigs, and other natural debris are also removed during roof cleanings. This natural debris can cause contaminants (such as algae) to grow. Roof cleaning can also remove storm residue and buildups caused by the change in weather conditions. If left untreated, the debris can cause incremental damage to your roof over time.


3. Improves the effectiveness of heat reflective coating

Heat reflective coatings are commonly used to keep Lismore’s houses cool during summer. Unfortunately, the heat reflective coating becomes less effective due to a build up of dirt and/or mould. Regular roof cleaning can ensure that you get the most benefit out of your heat reflective coating by keeping its solar reflectance at its ideal state.


4. Reveals areas of damage along the surface of the roof

Roof cleaning is also a fantastic way to inspect your roof for any damages. You can identify soft spots in a roof that are hidden under layers of dirt and grime. This can help you arrange repairs more rapidly, preventing any major issues and damage in the long run. 


5. Enhances your curb appeal

Before you get the paint ready to give your roof a fresh and clean look, you should consider having your roof pressure cleaned. Regular roof cleaning can help restore the colour of your roof tiles and shingles without needing a fresh coat of paint.


6. Saves money in the long run

The roof is a top priority in a home, and not just literally. Outside of the foundation, roofs are responsible for protecting the interior from potentially dangerous outdoor elements. Roof cleaning will also extend the life of your roof and prevent major damage in the future which is a more affordable option than shelling out thousands of dollars for repairs!


Roof cleaning can bring your roof back to life and make it look new again! If you’re dealing with an unkempt roof or searching for the best way to have your roof cleaned, find out more about our pressure cleaning services and the benefits. Contact us today at Full Circle Refinishing for a free quote!