Roof Maintenance and Cleaning Tips

Everything you need to know about Roof Cleaning and Maintenance

Are roof cleaning and maintenance on your outdoor to-do list? Many homeowners don’t think about taking care of their roof on a regular basis, but even annual maintenance can make your roof last longer and reveal any potential issues before they become troublesome. 

Here are four simple steps to keep your roof in top condition and protect your home for years to come:

Step one: Inspect your roof

The first key to properly maintaining your roof is to regularly inspect it. Try to do this at least quarterly, and especially in the fall before winter weather sets in. 

  • Stand a good distance away from your house and have a proper look at your roof, both front and back. Does anything seem out of order? 
  • One of the most common signs of needing a roof repair is missing or damaged shingles. If this is the case, consider contacting a roofer for a repair. 
  • Another thing to watch for is a sag in the middle of your roof. This could indicate damage or some kind of wear and tear that will spell trouble the next time inclement weather arises. 
  • Finally, check inside your home. Look for water damage, ventilation issues, or a loss of heat in your attic.

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Step two: Remove debris

  • Keeping your roof clear of debris will help prevent water damage, broken shingles, and other issues.
  • You should regularly clean out your gutters and remove any fallen leaves, dirt, or other objects that could block the flow of water. 
  • If any branches happen to land on your roof, promptly remove them. Trim overhanging branches to prevent future damage. 
  • If you have a low-sloping roof and snow regularly collects during the winter, consider removing it before it has a chance to melt and pool water along the roof.

Step three: Cleaning your roof

  • Roof cleaning isn’t always strictly necessary, but definitely recommended. Dirt, moss, and algae can build up on the surface of your roof and cause water damage, decay, and diminished curb appeal. 
  • You can use a scrub brush and a mixture of water and bleach to remove moss and dirt from your shingles. 
  • Some homeowners also use a hose to spray down their roof. Using a pressure washer is not recommended, as the spray can sometimes be too strong and remove the grains from your shingles, reducing their effectiveness.

Step four: Contact the experts

Not every roof cleaning and maintenance job should be left to the homeowner. If your roof is particularly dirty, heavily sloped, or you suspect there might be damage underneath, do not attempt to get on your roof. 

At KO Roofing, we offer everything from inspections to gutter installations; from small maintenance repairs to entire roof replacements. 

Here’s why customers across Philadelphia choose KO Roofing

Why Customers Choose KO Roofing

KO Roofing is the top-rated roofer in Pennsylvania serving Delware County, Bucks County and the greater Philadelphia area.

10 years of experience. We’ve replaced hundreds of roofs and our team are experts at handling any issue that might come up. 

Top grade materials. We only use the best, so you get the most protection. 

A lifetime of security. We’ve partnered up with some of the best manufacturers to provide warranties that last for decades. Plus, we even offer a 15-year workmanship warranty. 

Don’t sacrifice anything. We pair affordable roofing with high-quality precision. When you choose KO Roofing, you don’t have to choose between breaking the bank or damaging your home.

We’re people, too. Our team takes pride in doing the job right. We’ll respond to your inquiry within 24 hours and keep you completely up-to-date on what we’re doing to set your mind at ease.

“Kevin came out on a couple days notice for a free estimate. He and his crew were able to replace the roof on my rental property ahead of their estimated schedule. They banged it out in one day and sent me photographs of the finished work. Great work and a nice team of people. 5 stars, would recommend! – Matthew


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