There are more than 28,000 homes in Carmel and they all could use a good roof cleaning. Though its not the first thing that comes to mind when one considers home maintenance, it is an important factor when it comes to elevating your home’s appearance and protecting its overall value. The benefits of roof cleaning goes beyond the esthetic value. Unwanted dark streaks or green moss can damage your roof’s shingles, shortening the life of your roof and possibly raising your energy bills.
Gloeocapsa Magma. Sounds intimidating but it is simply the most common form of algae found on roof shingles. This little beast causes the black streaky look and its spores are carried by the wind, affecting not only your home, but those of your neighbors too. But what it does to the functionality of your shingles is pretty ugly too. Those algae spores damage the protective granules allowing the elements of Indiana’s weather, take its toll in ways that affect your pocketbook.
Another fiend that has a detrimental effect on your roof is green moss. That green fuzz might be attractive on the forest floor but on your home’s roof: it’s more than ugly. Generally, the more moss you see, the more water damage you don’t. At least not yet. As that water trapped under the shingles freezes and thaws, cracks can appear within the shingles causing more damage, which in turn, brings a bigger repair bill.
Avoid the issues of roof moss with a professional roof cleaning done right by David Hazen Home Repair Specialists. We are Carmel’s specialists in keeping your home’s roof both beautiful and functional.