Your composite shingle roof is an important part of your house, protecting it against the various elements of nature. It adds character to your house while keeping your energy bills low. To extend the lifespan of your roof, you must maintain and clean it regularly. However, there are a large number of misconceptions about roof cleaning among homeowners. To ensure that your roof gets the care it needs, we have debunked four common myths about cleaning:
Algae and moss are cosmetic problems
One of the biggest misconceptions is that you don’t have to do anything when you notice algae and moss on your composite shingle roof. Most people believe that algae and moss only leave stains on your roof. As the stains are removable, you don’t need to pay attention to them. However, the truth is that if you notice algae and moss, it is an indicator that your roof will get damaged. These organisms eat limestone and make your composite shingles brittle.
It is easy to clean your composite shingle roof
As there are many DIY projects available online, owners tend to believe that they can pull off the same on their composite shingle roof. However, you should avoid cleaning your roof by yourself as you don’t have the right training. If you apply excess pressure on any of the composite shingles, there are very high chances of damaging them. Also, when you use chemicals or water, your roof becomes slippery. It increases the chances of falling from your roof and getting hurt.
You must replace your entire roof if there are algae stains
Many roofing companies will tell you that you have to replace your roof because of algae stains. However, you shouldn’t listen to them as they use this tactic to extract extra money from you. You can remove algae stains with professional cleaning, which won’t take more than a day.
The best and fastest way to clean your roof is by using a pressure washer
Many homeowners will tell you that you can use a pressure washer if you want to clean your composite shingle roof quickly and efficiently. These types of washers produce large amounts of pressure, damaging your composite shingles.
These are the four myths you should ignore about your composite shingle roof. If you are looking for a professional company for cleaning your roof, get in touch with Prodigy Roofing & Construction today. Within 30 minutes of our arrival, we will inspect, diagnose, and give you the total cost for cleaning, free of charge!