Algae can cause discoloration of shingles and black streaks on your Manalapan roof. Keeping your roof clean will help prevent this. Here are some tips on how to clean your roof and keep it clean.
Cleaning Your Manalapan Roof
Though a professional Manalapan roofer is more experienced, you can choose to get up on you roof and clean it yourself. Choose a day when it’s not too sunny otherwise cleaning solution will dry too fast. Once you have purchased safety supplies and the proper cleaning solution (consult a Manalapan roofing contractor for suggestions), go up on your roof and, using a hard, short-bristled brush, clean off the areas of shingles that have algae. Then use a garden hose to rinse off your roof. Using a power washer could damage your shingles.
Keeping Your Manalapan Roof Clean
Any Manalapan roofing company would recommend using a once a year mold prevention process to keep mold and algae from accumulating. It’s also a good idea to install zinc or copper strips where the mold is the most consistent. Another suggestion for those with an older roof would buying be algae resistant shingles. If you don’t have faith in your own abilities you should consider hiring a Manalapan roofing contractor to help maintain a clean roof.
Biondo Contracting is a Manalapan area roofing contractor that does roof repairs, roof installations, roof replacements, and everything else roof-related in towns all over central NJ including: Manalapan, Holmdel, South Brunswick, Monmouth Junction, Princeton, Dayton, Kendall Park, East Brunswick, Aberdeen, Hillsborough, and many more. Call today for a Manalapan free roofing estimate.