The 4 Reasons You Need To Keep Your Roof Clean

A house with a dirty roof can make it stand out from the rest of the neighborhood, but for all the wrong reasons. Sure, you can clean your siding, mow your lawn, and tend to your garden, but a dirty roof is still a dirty roof. It cannot only be unsightly to look at, but it can also come along with a slew of serious issues and costs.

Think about it. Why shell out thousands of dollars for a new roof when you could spend a fraction of that on the roof you already have? Thoroughly cleaning your roof every few years is a much cheaper alternative to re-roofing your home that can save you thousands over the long-run.

Increasing the Value of Your Home

Having a clean roof can not only make your home much better to look at, but it can also increase the value of your home—and what homeowner doesn't want that? Some of the most frequently asked questions to real estate agents concern the quality of the home's roof. This is typically an indication of how well taken care of the home was. A properly cleaned and cared-for roof can add dividends to the value of your home.

Lowering Your Home Utilites Cost

A clean roof not only adds value to your home, but it can also save you money. A home that has not had its roof cleaned and has allowed algae to grow on it can no longer reflect sunlight. If this happens, heat can be absorbed, causing your attic and upper-levels to become much warmer than the rest of your home. Your air conditioner will be working double-time just to compensate, driving your energy bill through the roof.

Don't Lose Your Homeowners Insurance

One of the most important reasons to consider periodically having your roof cleaned is that your insurance company has the power to cancel your homeowners policy if they determine that your roof is too dirty or hap-hazardous. It's simple: an insurance company does not want to shell out thousands and thousands of dollars for a new roof when the alternative—cleaning your roof periodically, is much, much cheaper. The threat of revoking your home insurance policy allows insurance companies to ensure that they aren't dishing out money on the back end for something like a new roof when its not necessary.

Keep Pests Out of Your Home

The smell of rotting wood and growing algae from an unkempt or neglected roof can attract unwanted, pesky animals into your home and neighborhood. Animals associate rotting wood smells with food and shelter, because in nature, this is often the case. That is why when pest control has to be called in, they often find that animals have entered your home where algae and mildew, have built up.

If any of these reasons are enough for you to consider having your roof cleaned, then give us a call at (610) 417-7335 and set-up an appointment today. We do not stop working with you until you are 100% satisfied.

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