5 REASONS TO LOVE YOUR ROOF
When ancient nomadic lifestyles gave way to agrarian survival techniques, we no longer needed our dwellings to be lightweight for easy transportation. We were free to build sturdy houses with thick, heavy roofs and permanent villages. Thus was born modern civilization. Although few people spend time contemplating the gifts over their heads, if you think about it, there’s a lot of reasons to love your roof.
It Stops Weather Penetration
We fur-less humans need protection from the elements. A roof, when it functions properly, keeps the rain and snow off our heads. But so do tents and teepees. The difference is that a structural roof offers a barrier between us and the weather over a sizeable plot of land. Because of your roof, you don’t have to share your sleeping quarters with everyone in the household, including your mother-in-law and the goats. Many rooms can exist under one roof, a major reason to love that covering over your head.
It Keeps The Pests Out
In our tropical climate, pests can present a formidable problem. From disease-carrying mosquitoes to cockroaches, yellow flies, cicadas, ticks and more, we’d be up to our ears in unpleasant insects and creeping things were it not for our roofs (and walls and window screens). Since many of these insects bite and/or carry infectious microbes, discouraging their proximity is another significant reason to regard your roof with much affection. Although, it could be rather nice to see the Miami Blue Butterfly dipping and dodging within our airspace, just the same, we don’t want them laying their eggs all over the place.
It Can Let In More Light
Thanks to the marvels of glass and strong, clear plastics, your roof can team up with your windows to let more natural light into your home. Skylights banish shadows in dim hallways, kitchens and closets. While still preventing the encroachment of the undesirable elements of nature, skylights on the roof enable the mood-boosting, healthy daylight to enrich your time indoors.
It Has Style . . .
Your roof was designed to not only serve its basic functions but to be attractive, as well. Even the lowly asphalt shingle systems come in a variety of styles and colors to render your home, humble or huge, an attractive domicile. Roof coverings such as asphalt, tile, slate, steel and wood serve as architectural design elements that supplement a home’s curb appeal and help elevate it’s value.
. . . When It’s Clean
A roof’s beauty, however, can be completely eradicated if it’s covered over with tree droppings, algae, moss, lichens or mold. These dark streaks or patches of black and brown can destroy those good feelings you should otherwise have for your roof. The most elegant roof design and covering becomes unflattering once the fungi set up housekeeping upon it. Not only will the algae ruin your roof’s appeal, it can also begin to eat away at it. Left untreated, your roof will need replacing far sooner than the reasonably-expected lifespan. Moss loves a dark, moist surface, and once it gains a foothold, it can creep under the overlaps and begin to separate them. Soon, wind will blow rain inside, and then your roof fails to keep you dry as it should. But just the discoloration alone can make the most fastidious homeowner feel like a maintenance failure. Worst of all, mold and mildew can cause respiratory problems in sensitive people. While the parasitic growths on the roof are pretty well-removed from the interior of the home, when they exhale their spores, you can find them drifting into open windows and doors and causing potentially serious health issues.
Fortunately, the cure for a dirty, fungus-infested roof is at your fingertips. Soft washing with special chemicals will gently kill and remove mold and algae from your roof. Because Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing uses only eco-friendly chemicals to remove unsightly stains on your roof, you never need to worry about your pets and children coming in contact with them.
When it’s time to clean your roof and exterior, you’ll want a professional company with decades of combined experience that offers top-notch customer service and effective products that won’t negatively impact your landscaping or pool. At Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing, we train our technicians in the various roof coverings, so your more delicate system, such as tile or slate, is safe under our feet. If you would like to know more about roof cleaning, be sure to give Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing a call.