There are several reasons why you should hire a professional Massachusetts general contractor for roof cleaning services. Not only will getting your roof cleaned make your Massachusetts home look better and increase curb appeal, but it will protect your roofing from damaging algae.
If you have noticed an incredible outbreak of roof stains in your Massachusetts neighborhood you’re not alone. Roof stains are sweeping the country in alarming proportion. Until recently most of us thought this to be purely cosmetic. This however is not the case. The stains that appear on your roof are living organisms that are methodically reducing the lifespan of the investment you made in your homes roof shingles. These organisms feed on the base of the shingle (primarily the limestone filler) causing the reflective ceramic granules to loosen and end up in your gutter. As these granules ‘disappear’ you will notice as rise in your homes utility bills. Unable to effectively reflect the suns rays away from your home in summer your air conditioner will find itself working overtime to keep your house cool. The black streaks also absorb and hold heat to your roofs surface. In winter your heating bill will inch upward as the shingles are less likely to retain the heat in your home as they did when they were new. An infected Massachusetts roof not only reduces your homes curb-appeal and property value but can also have an adverse effect on the occupant’s respiratory system. Beware allergy sufferers!
The following are some of the top seven reasons why Massachusetts homeowners should get their roofs cleaned: