Often when we’re gearing up to clean our home, we’re easily caught up with just the basics. But when we look a little harder, there’s usually a lot more needing to be done than what’s on the surface. It’s common sense to keep the floors clean, keep up-to-date with dusting and to wipe down benches and windows. But then there’s the spring clean, which usually means a whole lot more is waiting to be attended to than the odd jobs we do on a Sunday afternoon.
And within this long to-do list, it’s likely roof cleaning is somewhere there, but we’re all a little guilty of avoiding this for far too long. From expensive repairs through to a lack of home protection, there are a lot of reasons to invest a bit of time and effort (or money) in a quality clean for your roof.
Moss and mould
As the seasons change, we think about snuggling up with a cup of tea and Netflix, adjusting our wardrobes and getting the log burner going. What we don’t think about is the potential damage it’s causing to our roofs. Weather-related elements like rain, fog, hail and (even shade from the trees) create the ideal breeding ground for moss and mould on your roof. As these little guys grow, they eat away at the structuring and potentially even lift it. This causes space to develop, creating a perfect spot for water to collect and eventually leak into your home. If this happens, you have more than just an external problem to worry about.
Lack of protection
When you think of your home security, it’s understandable that your roof may not be the first thing that springs to mind. But at its most basic function, a roof that’s well-built and maintained provides crucial protection to keep your home safe. Acting as the most important barrier between you and the weather outside, it’s one of the most critical features of your actual property. But it can also be the most vulnerable. Your roof will protect you – come rain, hail or shine – but that also means it gets a battering when the weather turns sour. By keeping on top of cleaning your roof, you can prevent any potential issues and damage, ensuring both you and your home are kept out of harm’s way.
Repair costs grow
If you’re looking to renovate your home, you may consider installing a new bathroom, sprucing up your kitchen or extending your place for more space. But in the long run, it may be worth considering assessing your entire house structure first to see if your money could be better spent elsewhere; for example, on roof restoration. If you notice an issue with your roof, it’s better to invest your money in solving the problem sooner rather than later. If you allow the problem to continue deteriorating, the repair costs will grow.
A good roof that’s built with quality in mind does a whole lot more than provide you with a peace of mind. Instead of avoiding maintenance, keep up-to-scratch with a little bit of T.L.C that your roof needs from time to time. As it can be one of the most expensive items to replace and restore for your home, you can prevent a lot of these issues and stop any minor problems from spreading, simply by keeping an eye on this addition to your must-dos.