High levels of humidity and little sunlight can spark an overgrowth of mold and algae on your asphalt shingle roof. While these infestations rarely cause any structural damage, they can be unpleasant to look at, greatly reducing the curb appeal of your home. You don’t necessarily need to call your roofing company for repairs or replacement in the event of spreading mold, but you might want to consider a full professional clean-up.
Roof cleaning services have been around for years and it is your best defense against unsightly algae, mold, and mildew on your roof. Let our roofing experts at Rainier Roofing LLC explain how roof cleaning works and the benefits you can expect from it.
Can You Do It Yourself?
Short answer: no. Your roofers do not recommend that you get up on your roof to scrape away the growth yourself. One, this can be extremely dangerous as you run the risk of falling. Algae and mold can also make the shingles slippery, which can only make things worse; and two, mold and algae spread through spores and simply scraping them away will not resolve the problem.
What You Can Do Instead
Call your local roofing company for a quick clean-up service. These professionals will have all the tools necessary to ensure that the job is done quickly, effectively, and safely. When properly done, a full cleaning can eliminate any unsightly growth on your roof and reduce the chances of recurrence significantly.
How Often Should You Clean Your Roof
Our experts recommend a full clean-up at least once a year. This can be done more frequently as needed as some areas are more prone to the spread and growth of mold and algae. However, if your roof is 15 years old or older, it may be time to consider a roof replacement instead.
At Rainier Roofing LLC, we are your trusted local roofing company. Give us a call at (813) 920-9065 or fill out our contact form to have your asphalt shingles cleaned or request a free estimate on a replacement today.