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Terms to Know About Roof Maintenance and Cleaning
Having a roof over your head is one of a human’s most basic needs so it is important to have this crucial part of your home receive regular cleaning and maintenance. Roof maintenance is usually required every three to four years depending on the weather where you live. Southern, hot and humid climates require more regular cleaning while the northern, cooler climates require less. Roof cleaning will sometimes include repair. Here are some common words you will come across while researching roof maintenance.
Gutter – A gutter is attached to the edge of your roof to collect and direct rain water to an appropriate location. Mold and algae often grow in gutters so it is important to have these cleaned.
Shingles – Shingles are small tiles that cover the top of some roofs. Shingles can be broken or fall off your house and will require repair during roof maintenance.
Pressure – A pressure wash consists of using water sprayed at a high pressure to remove dirt and more from your roof quickly and efficiently.
Restoration – Sometimes the basic cleaning is not enough for your roof to be back in proper order, this means you will need a restoration. Restoration includes fixing cracks and holes as well as re-sealing and spraying on water-proofing substances.
Commercial – Roof maintenance is not just for a house but for commercial buildings as well.
The roof is one of the most important parts of your house and keeps everything inside dry. Be sure to take the time to keep your roof maintained, clean and in good shape. Additionally, you can also choose to have other exterior surfaces cleaned such as a deck along with your roof.
Roof maintenance and cleaning is available for commercial and residential buildings. Workers can clear gutters, repair damaged areas, replace missing shingles, or remove mold, moss, and mildew from infected areas. Homeowners can ask contractors if they have experience working with the type they have. It may also depend on what type of roof local facilities have. Some contractors might prefer copper or tile roofs, while others have experience restoring or repairing asphalt, shingle, or cedar shake roofs.
A roof must be properly maintained to prevent expensive repairs needed in the future. Contractors are available to maintain and clean cedar shake, shingle, asphalt, and slate roofs, as well as those made from other materials. Homeowners are able to visit home improvement stores and gather the supplies they need to clean their roof on your own since some projects are easily DIY projects. However, major repairs or roofs with mold should be done with a professional contractor that already has the supplies and equipment needed to do the job correctly.
Restoration of a roof will vary on time due to weather, how many contractors are contributing, and how quick supplies are able to be bought and delivered. Customers must let contractors know what type of timeline they're on, if any. However, contractors may or may not be able to meet a deadline due to uncontrolled circumstances. Typically, the removal of debris from a gutter, pressure washing the roof, and other maintenance projects only need a day to be complete. If there is more than one building that needs to be maintained, customers can choose to hire contractors to do one building at a time, or ask if additional contractors are available to work on each building at the same time as the others.