The Best Way to Keep Your Roof Clean

Everyone loves the idea of having a maintenance-free roof, and many roofing manufacturers aim to meet that need by offering products that are as low-maintenance as possible.  However, regardless of the type of roof you have, the fact of the matter is that you will inevitably have to perform some routine upkeep on your roof if you want it to continue to look and function at its best for as long as possible.  What does it take to keep a roof in tip top shape?  Here are some tips for the best way to keep your roof clean:

Apply a roof cleaner

You may purchase roof cleaner from any home improvement store.  It is likely that you may have to mix it with water before applying it.  Just follow the manufacturer’s instructions, mixing in an insecticide sprayer or power washer.  If you can, climb up onto your roof so that you can be sure to give it a thorough spray.  If you do decide to use a power washer, be sure to use it on an extremely low pressure setting, so as not to damage your roofing material.  Allow the cleaner to sit on your roof for as long as the manufacturer suggests- usually about 25 minutes.

Rinse the roof cleaner

After you have allowed the roof cleaner to soak for the specified amount of time, rinse the cleaner off using a garden hose or a power washer set to a very low pressure.  If there is any mildew or stains left, blast these away using the force of the water, or scrub if necessary.

Clean your gutters

It is likely that there will be a good deal of waste in your gutters after a thorough roof cleaning.  Prevent the gutter drains from clogging by removing large debris by hand, then use your garden hose to flush out the remainder of the waste.

Adhere to a regular cleaning schedule

You don’t have to clean your roof all too often, but a cleaning every one to three years is a good idea, if you want to keep your roof looking its best.  Also, keep in mind that the better you care for your roof, the more likely you are to see it to its fullest possible life span.

There is a lot to think about when it comes to caring for your roof.  Experienced professionals can advise you on the best ways to maintain your roof.  To put your roofing project into the hands of a contractor you can trust, contact Ace Roofing.  We can be reached by phone, at 973-487-3704, or by email: