The home is most people’s biggest investment, and taking care of that home is important. People mow their lawns, trim their shrubbery and paint their houses. Others even put out silly gnomes, yard animals and bird feeders going that extra mile. However, some homeowners neglect the roof of their homes. Which is not a good thing to do. Below are four reasons why cleaning your roof regularly is a good practice. – Probably better than any gnome.
If a roof is not cleaned regularly, it will be a breeding ground for nasty bacteria and fungus that will basically eat away at your roof. Depending on where you live, the fungus will grow at an alarming rate and damage your roof for good. This will require roofing repair and or total replacement.
It’s Your Biggest Investment
Other than the fungus problem, cleaning your roof is just a smart thing to do since, as mentioned earlier, you are caring for your biggest investment. – Well probably… If you are an average guy like me and don’t own an airplane or something crazy like that.
You’re the Neighborhood Eyesore
Have you ever driven through a neighborhood and seen those houses that made you think, “That house would be so nice if that roof didn’t have those brown streaks.”? Yeah, me too.
The house with the dirty, nasty, green and brown roof can be the eyesore of the neighborhood. You will become the neighbor that everyone dislikes because you are making the whole neighborhood look bad just because of your green and brown roof. Heck, it might even become the scary house that all of the kids in the neighborhood avoid on Halloween. Don’t be that house!
It’s Time to Sell
Consider this, it’s time to sell your house. You are excited to get out of your house and move into your nice new house out in the country. However, you can’t figure out why your house has been on the market so long. You take care of the yard, the flower beds, the paint. What is going on? The inside even has a new dishwasher and beautifully remodeled bathroom. The house also has new wooden floors that cost you an arm and a leg. – But here’s the deal, if people can’t get past that nasty roof as they drive by your house, they may never even make it to the inside of your house.
Your Kids and Their Significant Others
This is when you know things are bad with your roof. – And it’s not just your roof exactly, but no matter how nice everything else is with your house, your ugly roof is making your whole house look bad. Because of this, your children are refusing to bring their new boyfriends and girlfriends home to meet you. If you want to make sure your daughter is not dating an ex-con, you may want to get your roof cleaned.