A well-maintained roof is less likely to get affected by storm damage than a neglected roof. Any faults on the roof must be addressed immediately to prevent it from becoming a major issue. For your safety, it’s best to leave asphalt roof cleaning and maintenance to professionals.
Keep these things in mind when cleaning your roof to prevent the material from getting damaged.
Pressure Washing – Never let anyone use a pressure washer on your asphalt roof. The water that streams out of a pressure washer can reach over 200 miles per hour, faster than any recorded hurricane. Pressure washing can lift, tear and loosen shingles, and wash out protective granules.
Abrasive Washers – Bleach may kill any organic growth on your roof, and the same goes for your landscaping. It can also corrode the metal components of your roof like the flashing, valleys and gutters.
Doing It Yourself – Homeowners shouldn’t climb up on a roof because it’s very dangerous. Roofing is included in the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America. After an extreme weather event, call your local roofer to inspect your roof for storm or wind damage.
Mild Cleaning Solutions – Ask your roofer to use only environmentally friendly cleaners to wash and treat your roof.
Cut Down Branches and Remove Debris – Trim any overhanging tree limbs surrounding your roof. It will help prevent debris from falling off your roof, especially during bad weather. Also, more sunlight will reach the area, preventing the growth of certain organisms.
Mind Your Gutters – Make sure your gutters are unclogged and free from debris for proper water flow. This helps in keeping your roof dry and protecting the foundation.
Choose a licensed and experienced roofing company to handle your roofing needs. Goodrich Roofing has been serving homes in New Mexico for nearly 70 years. You can count on our team for reliable roofing services, including wind and hail damage repair. Call us at (505) 884-066,2 or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Albuquerque.