The roof on a property is more important than a lot of people realise. Not only does it offer protection against bad weather, but it also plays a vital role in the structural integrity of the building. And, taking proper care and instilling a structured maintenance plan is one of the best ways to ensure it always stays at its best. Roof cleaning is one of those tasks we tend to forget about – especially as modern life gets busier and busier. But is it really necessary? Or could we get away with crossing this expense off our ever-growing To-Do list?

Why is roof cleaning a good idea?

Yes, we may be slightly biased. But, there is a good reason why we always recommend homeowners and property owners alike invest time and money into appropriate roof cleaning. The roof is such a vital part of your property and, like anything else, needs to be properly cared for to keep it looking its best. Whether you’ve recently had it entirely replaced or have put off smaller repairs over the years, taking time to care for your roof offers a multitude of benefits which we’ll go into below.

Reduced repair costs

With regular inspections and maintenance, you’ll be able to identify less urgent damage earlier on. Having the odd shingle replaced or hole patched up in your roof likely won’t set you back too much. But if you don’t notice these warning signs and debris or dirt build up over weaker parts of your roof, you could find yourself paying out for much more than a small repair. Having your roof cleaned will expose any damage as early on as possible, giving you the time to plan remedial works at the best time for your schedule and budget.

Prepare for the winter

If there’s one time of the year where you’ll appreciate a well-maintained roof, it’s during winter. Here in the UK, we experience all kinds of weather from heavy rains through to strong winds. And all of these can play havoc on our roof materials. If you have trees overhanging your roof, winter is the time where dry leaves and debris are most likely to fall and accumulate on your property. Add this to the possibility (and weight) of snow, heavy rainfall and even nesting animals hiding from the frost and you’ve got several complications that can affect your roof’s structure. Having your roof cleaned in early Autumn and checked after any bad weather conditions is the best way to keep this added weight and potential damages at bay.

Ensure good drainage

Another key role of your roof is to help support a building’s drainage system. Rainfall needs somewhere to go when it lands on your roof. If it’s allowed to pool, not only does this add weight to your structure but it also increases the risk of mould, mildew and other unwanted growths. Collectively, these will all have a negative effect on your roof over time. Your drainage pipes are designed to accommodate slopes in the roof’s structure. If they become clogged up with leaves, dirt, animal nests or other debris, you could face serious issues. Water that cannot drain easily from the roof will find its way into your building’s materials and structure, bringing damp indoors and giving you a whole host of additional problems.

For these reasons and many more, we highly recommend investing in regular roof cleaning. Here at Jet This Way, we provide a professional roof cleaning service to both residential and commercial properties alike. For more information or to book in with a member of the team, please do get in contact with us here today.