The Importance of Having A Clean Roof
The roof is the most important part of any property and whilst ensuring it is in the best condition possible will help prevent leaks and other kinds of damage, simply having a clean roof goes a long way too! In fact, neglecting the cleanliness of your roof for too long can actually cause more damage than you may think. Here are a few benefits that you can get from periodically affording your roof some TLC…
Reduction of Heat Build Up
A roof that is made from shingles is actually specially designed in order to reflect the sunlight rather than absorb it so that a home does not become too warm, allowing the temperature inside to remain stable. Despite this, shingles that have become cluttered with debris actually cause this to backfire and you may find that the home starts to retain the heat instead, making summertime a nightmare.
No More Rotting Wood
Most roof bases and support systems are made using wood, with the exception of larger builds like warehouses. Since debris and moss retain water they can actually cause a lot of moisture to build up on your roof and if this is not dealt with you may find that it reaches the inside of your home!
Organic growth such as algae and moss can cause a roof to look unappealing and uncared for. After all, nobody wants to have a murky green looking roof! Plus, growths like these can even reduce the amount of time that your roof lasts for, especially with shingles because the growths feed on the organic matter that is found within the shingles, reducing their ability to prevent leaks and other damage control.
Here at Valent Roofing we like to consider ourselves the experts in everything industrial roofing related. Whilst the roofing industry stretches beyond the industrialisation of warehouses and train stations, the importance of keeping yours clean cannot be under estimated! For more information about the health of your industrial roof, speak to a member of the team today!