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  • Jon Trevillyan

Your Roof Isn't Dirty; It's Moldy

Posted on Apr 24, 2015

The next time you are on your front lawn, take a look at your roof. Perhaps you see long green or black streaks running from the ridge down to the eaves. Unfortunately, your roof isn’t dirty. It’s moldy. Molds and algae multiply by feeding off of the organic material in your roof’s shingles. Here are five reasons why you want to stop mold and algae from making a home on your roof.

1. Save yourself thousands of dollars by not re-roofing.

Neglect your roof and molds will happily eat away at its shingles, permanently damaging their integrity. Ridding your roof of molds and maintaining its cleanliness will greatly increase its lifespan.

2. Keep mold out of your home.

Stop molds from invading your roof’s underlayment or decking. If molds penetrate your roof’s shingles, they will permeate your attic or ceiling. Keep your home mold-free by expunging molds from your roof before they create an unhealthy environment for you and your family.

3. Keep unwanted critters out of your home.

Animals, especially the nocturnal kind, are attracted to areas of your home that are damaged by molds. Most woodland creatures consider rotting logs or dead trees prime real estate. Likewise, critters will want to nest in the damaged part of your roof rent-free!

4. Decrease your cooling bills in the summer.

The molds, moss and lichen growing on your roof darken the color of your shingles, making them absorb more heat during the summer months. Save money used on cooling your home by keeping your roof bright and clean.

5. Increase your curb appeal.

Keep the house of your dreams looking its best or if you plan on selling, increase the worth of your home by maintaining the cleanliness of your roof year-round.

Roof cleaning is just one of Bethany Associates many specialties. In addition to window cleaning and power washing, our technicians are fully trained and equipped to clean your roof with the latest techniques and utmost care. Call us today at 888-601-4257 for a free estimate and we will be happy to serve you!

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