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Look your best for Google Earth: the importance of cleaning your roof


Get rid of moss and avoid the structure of your roof being damaged by wood rot and other problems, by cleaning your roof regularly.

Cleaning your roof is a chore that cannot be underestimated. The roof is a vital part of any property and a cleaner, healthier roof can give a better impression of your home. Read on to find out why it’s so important to keep your roof clean.

Why you should be cleaning your roof

Your roof harbours more than dirt

It’s easy for dirt to build upon your roof, but dirt is actually the least of your problems. Algae, lichens and moss can all grow on your roof in humid, wet weather and can spread across your roof. They’re extremely tough to remove and can weaken the structure of the roof.

Regular cleaning of your roof can get rid of moss and fungi as soon as it appears. If your roof is starting to look a little too green, it may be time to call in an expert to get rid of the unsightly growths.

Cleaner roofs last longer

A roof that remains clean of fungi and moss can last a lot longer than a dirty roof. Moss particularly can absorb moisture, potentially weakening the wood that holds your roof together and leaving your whole roof at risk from wood rot.

Wood rot is not an obvious problem: it can lead to creatures like mice or squirrels eating through the structure of your home. Spotting the problem before it begins is integral to the health of your property.

Maintenance can future-proof your roof

Cleaning your roof regularly is the best way to protect it from any problems that it may face in the future, including moss, fungi and the wooden beams beneath starting to rot.

Not only is maintaining your roof a practical solution to extend its lifespan, but it can also help with the appearance of the property. If you take pride in your house’s exterior, cleaning the roof can help to give a positive impression of your home.

At The Gutter & Cladding Company, our specialists are trained in maintenance of your roof, cladding, guttering and other exterior jobs. Contact us today on 0808 169 1600 today to find out how we can help you.