Just like the inside of your home, you should keep the exteriors of your home clean and tidy to maintain its condition and leave it looking nice, helping to boost your home’s curb appeal. Your roof is something that’s easy to forget because you can’t always see how cluttered or dirty it’s becoming. But dirt, debris, and things like moss can build up on the roof of your home and garage, so it’s important to stay on top of this.
It’s a good idea to have your roof cleaned once a year to keep it in good condition, so read on for some tips and benefits of cleaning your garage roof.
Why it’s important to clean your garage roof
When the tiles on your roof are left uncleaned, things like moss and algae build up over time. When left to grow, this can gradually eat away at the tiles and cause both external and internal damage. Cleaning your roof once a year or so is much more economical than having to replace roof tiles due to damage. Moss and algae can also cause bad odors inside your home and garage, and attract pests to your roof, garage, and attic.
Cleaning your home and garage roof is also important for aesthetic reasons. A clean, well-maintained roof will look much nicer than one that’s been left unmaintained. This is especially important if you’re trying to sell your house. And since garage roofs are lower than the rest of your house (unless it’s built with a room above it), they are even more visible when approaching or walking past your house.
Tips for cleaning your garage roof
Keep an eye out for any debris accumulating on your garage roof, such as fallen branches and leaves, and get a ladder to remove this debris from your roof. This is something you can do as and when you notice it. When it comes to a build-up of moss, you can use a brush or a trowel to gently dislodge the moss from the roof. Try not to be too rough with it, especially if the growth is extensive, as you could cause more damage to your roof.
If a gutter spans your garage, then make sure to clear debris out of this regularly. For more extensive and thorough cleaning of your garage roof, you can use a pressure washer. However, the high pressure of this technique can cause damage to your roof if not done properly. You may be better off hiring a professional roof cleaning service to give your roof a good clean.
While you’re sprucing up your garage, don’t forget regular garage door tune-ups to keep everything in good, safe working order. Contact Carolina Garage Door if you need garage door maintenance, repair, or installation around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.