Your roof is a major investment, and it protects your home and family from the elements and ensures that you have a comfortable place to live. However, just like everything else in your home, it needs to be properly maintained to ensure peak performance. This article will explore 3 roofing chores that you didn’t know you could outsource.
- Roof washing
- Gutter cleaning
- Snow Removal
Outsource Your Roofing Chores
Getting up on your roof to take care of your roofing chores can be dangerous. That is why you need to hire a professional they are experienced in what to do and how to do it safely. Let’s look at 3 roofing chores that you didn’t know you could outsource.
You’ve probably heard of people having their roof washed, but why? There are a couple of reasons why you would want your roof washed:
Prevents damage: plant growth can be destructive to your shingles, causing them to fail before it is time for a replacement. Often, insurance companies will deny claims for roof replacement if there is plant growth involved. Therefore, it’s important to wash your roof, so this doesn’t happen.
Improves curb appeal: when you have your roof washed, it can make your roof look new again. This is especially beneficial if you’re trying to sell your home, it makes it look better, which increases the chances of it selling quickly.
Roof Cleaning Methods
There are two primary ways to wash a roof: chemical and mechanical. Chemical involves using chemicals to wash the roof, and mechanical involves using a power washer. Many companies in the area use pressure washing. However, this can do more damage to your roof than you might think.
We use a non-pressurized method to dispense a chemical to kill algae, moss, and lichen, which will stop the damage and increase the life expectancy of your roof. You will see results almost immediately, and it will continue to improve over the next 2-3 weeks as the lichen and moss begin to change color, dry out, and be washed off by rains.
Gutters and downspouts are critical to the exterior of your home, but, unfortunately, are often overlooked. When gutters get clogged, it can lead to various issues, including soffit rot, soil erosion, mosquito breeding, and even termite infestation—schedule regular gutter cleaning to prevent these issues in your home or building.
We are committed to ensuring that homeowners and businesses preserve their gutters through professional gutter cleaning and maintenance. We have over a century of combined experience and know exactly what is required to have a clean, functioning gutter system.
Your roof is designed to withstand a little bit of punishment. After all, it is directly exposed to the elements. It can even handle some snow and ice, but not too much. The problem in the northern climates is that snow and ice can accumulate quickly and needs to be removed before damage is done.
We offer professional snow removal because we know how damaging it can be if it gets too heavy and sits too long. Even snow and ice that weighs 20 pounds per square foot can cause serious issues.
When your roof is properly installed, it can last for years. You can help increase the life expectancy of your roof through proper maintenance. Of course, you will need to have it repaired or replaced.
The good news is you don’t have to take care of roof maintenance yourself. The professionals at A&J Reliable can take care of that for you. You can outsource your roofing chores. This way, you know that it will be taken care of properly, and you’re not risking your safety by trying to take care of it yourself.
Contact A&J Reliable today for a free roof inspection to see if it’s time for a repair or replacement, or maybe you need a few of these roofing chores taken care of. Either way, if you’re in Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey, we can care for all of your roofing needs.