Curb appeal says a lot about your home. The roof is one of the most significant and noticeable things about your home. While some people are conflicted about pressure washing and cleaning the roof, it has its advantages and disadvantages.
The roof is exposed to sun and rain and then attacked by moss, algae, lichens, mold, and fungal growth, which make the roof look dirty and shabby. Cleaning the roof improves the home’s curb appeal. But what are some other benefits of getting your roof cleaned?
All About Roof Cleaning in Charlotte NC: The Benefits
Increases the Life of Your Roof
Some people believe that moss, algae, mold, or lichen on a roof is strictly a cosmetic issue. However, this isn’t true. These live plants eat the base of the roof’s shingles, loosening their foundation and leaving the roof porous and at risk of water damage.
If you look at an asphalt shingle roof with a life expectancy of 25 years, it might not even last for 15 years if you leave it exposed and do nothing. Pressure washing your roof keeps the growth of these damaging plants in check, saving you money and the stress of prematurely replacing the roof.
Increasing Your Property Value
Did you know that 40% of curb appeal in a home comes from the roof? A stained roof might raise suspicion in buyers. In less than 3 seconds, the potential buyer can decide they don’t want your home. Having a dingy roof is easily avoidable by having the roof pressure cleaned before putting the property on the market.
A dirty roof covered with black stains and algae shows a negative image regarding taking care of the property. The roof is the first thing a potential buyer looks at and pays great attention to, which also significantly affects the decision a potential buyer makes.
Reduces Energy Costs
The mold, algae, and fungus on your roof absorb more heat because of the black pigmentation. This discoloration keeps the temperature high by reducing the effectiveness of the reflective capability of the granules. The higher the temperature on your roof, the longer the air conditioner works, especially during summer. The convection stored in the home’s upper level cannot correctly dissipate heat due to the decreased insulating factors. This trapped heat increases the electric bill, which can go as high as several hundred dollars a year if you neglect your roof.
Curb Appeal Crew
Give your home a facelift, increase the home’s curb appeal, and extend the life of your roof by having your roof professionally pressure washed. For any of your roof cleaning in Charlotte NC, contact Curb Appeal Crew and let us save you money, time, and the stress of having to replace the roof before its time. Call us today at 704-792-6741.