Has your roof lost its luster, or are shingles curled or missing? As long as your roof isn’t leaking water into your home, you can often spruce it up without the expense of major repairs or roof replacement. Consider the following tips from your Chicagoland residential roofing professional for breathing new life and shine into your roof.
Make It Shine!
Being outside, your roof collects dirt and debris that can make it lose its luster. Your roof is subject to constant bombardment by the elements. This may also include black algae stains harboring molds and lichen colonies that show up as green blotches. If you have overhanging tree limbs, your roof may endure bird droppings, too.
Washing your roof can bring back its true colors and protect it from the harm caused by organic growth. When you’re vetting roof washing services, it’s best to choose a roofing contractor that uses environment-friendly, biodegradable cleaning products, and absolutely no power washing. The typical power washer can jet water at your roof in excess of 200 MPH.
From the Inside Out
Did you know that your attic impacts the service life of your roof? Not surprisingly, the reasons for this cause many home efficiency problems — temperature and moisture.
If your attic isn’t receiving enough ventilation, then temperatures can climb to around 150 degrees during the summer. This can damage your roof from the decking up to the shingles. Moreover, moisture pockets linger when there isn’t good ventilation, which can invite mold growth and wood decay.
During the winter season, poor attic ventilation is the primary cause of ice dams on your roof’s overhangs. The solution to temperature and moisture problems is to schedule an appointment with your residential roofing contractor to make sure your attic is well ventilated, insulated and air sealed.
Missing and curled shingles don’t help your home’s curb appeal. The longer you wait to repair shingles, the greater chance water has to breach your roof’s watertight barrier.
Replacing shingles also gives you the opportunity to conduct a comprehensive roof inspection to see if there are other underlying problems with your roofing system that are causing shingle problems. So, spruce up your shingles and better protect your home.
For the best results making your Chicagoland roof shine, contact Adams Roofing Professionals for all of your residential roofing service and repair needs.