This may not be a question you ever considered, but homeowners need to know the benefits behind roof cleaning, as well as where to go to make sure the job is done right. Here are some ways roof cleaning can protect your home and keep your roof performing for years to come.

You Mean That Grows on My Roof?

You may be shocked to find out what actually grows on your roof. Most of us assume that dirt accumulates on our roof, but did you know that algae, fungus, and moss grow there too? These growths can cause damage to your roof shingles and lead to a shorter roof life. But you may be thinking that a little algae can’t hurt anything, right? Wrong! The algae growing on your roof feeds on asphalt roof shingles, which can cause you all kinds of trouble. In addition, the roots of lichens can bury themselves into the shingles, damaging them to the point of failure. On top of all of this, these growths can freeze in the winter, causing even more damage. 

How Do I Get Rid of It?

If you have noticed discoloration on your shingles, it is possible that you have mold, fungus, algae, or lichen growing and starting to cause damage. It is important not to delay in having your roof examined by a professional. This is where Roof-to-Deck comes in. Our team can come and give your roof a thorough examination to identify the problem. Once identified, we can tell you the best course of action to clean your roof so it can last longer.

If you live in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, give Roof-to-Deck a call to schedule a consultation. Our team will evaluate and put your mind at ease. Give us a call today at 952-352-9986.