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4 Major Signs You Need to Call a Roof Cleaning Service

4 Major Signs You Need to Call a Roof Cleaning Service

It is important to recognise the signs of a roof in need of cleaning. Look out for these 4 major signs you need to call a roof cleaning service.

Are you starting to notice your roof looking a bit worse for wear?

It’s completely natural for your roof to get a bit dirty, but that doesn’t mean that you should just leave it to filthier and filthier. Not only is a dirty roof unsightly, but it’s eventually going to cause much larger problems that may require repair or roof replacement.

Fortunately, your roof will tell you when it’s in desperate need of cleaning. Today, we’re going to tell you 4 signs that you need to call a roof cleaning service to come and clear the dirt, debris, and organic matter off of yours. If you see any of the following, don’t hesitate to call us at LBC.

1. Black Streaks

If you notice black streaks on your roof, you might think it’s just a bit of dirt up there. What’s more likely, however, is that you’re dealing with mould on your roof shingles. This is problematic for multiple reasons and should call for a roof cleaning ASAP.

What mould means is that there’s excessive moisture trapped on and beneath your roof. This is more than a cosmetic problem, as mould can break down the structure of your roof, and if it gets inside your home, can cause numerous health problems.

Catch it and clean it quickly, and these black streaks won’t cause you any serious issues.

2. Moss and Algae

Along the same lines, when you start to see visible moss and algae on your roof, you need a cleaning ASAP. At first, this stuff might give your roof a rustic appearance, but once they’re deeply rooted in your shingles, they can increase the wear and tear of your roof in no time at all.

Moss can crop up very quickly in the cold, wet climates of London, so it’s something you’ll need to be wary of all the time. As with mould, moss, algae, and lichen retains moisture and can, over time, dislodge your roof shingles.

Depending on your roof, you may be able to pressure wash moss off of your roof tiles, but most roofs will require a soft wash. You can learn more about this process on our website.

3. Buildup of Leaves

If your house is beneath some tall trees, you might get a lot of leaves on your roof during the fall months. Most of the time, this isn’t an issue, as rains come and wash them away into your gutters, where you can clean them out yourself.

Similar to if you neglect your gutters, leaves that are left to accumulate on your roof will again invite moisture. This can lead to the other issues that we’ve discussed like mould and lichen, which can rot the structure of your roof. Having a cleaner remove them for you will prevent any of these issues from occurring.

4. It’s Been a While

You should have your roof cleaned on a regular basis. Dirt and debris on your roof won’t always make themselves obvious, but if you haven’t cleaned your roof in a while, then you can assume that they’re there, silently doing damage to your shingles and roof structure.

LBC is Your Roof Cleaning Service

Finding a great roof cleaning service will incentivise you to have your roof cleaned more often. LBC is a full-service roof cleaner with years of experience cleaning London area homes. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you and your roof cleaning needs.