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Roof Cleaning Rituals to Enhance the Life of Your Roof

As a homeowner, you need to persistently maintain the internal as well as the external appearance of your house. Cleaning of your roof may sometimes be neglected, but is crucial for the overall well-being of your property.

The climatic conditions of South Jersey often encourage the growth of algae on your roof. These algae grow on your roof and create black streaks and stains over time. Several other factors like acid rain, salt air, and pollution may also destroy your shingles. Regular cleaning will prolong the life of your roof tiles or shingles. Roof cleaning is not an easy job and requires skills and expertise. For further details and estimates, contact MW Construction. 

Here are some of the roof cleaning techniques that can be used by homeowners and contractors:

  • Low-Pressure, Soft Wash Cleaning – For old clay tiles or asphalt shingles, the soft wash method is most preferable. Harmless surfactants containing certain chemical agents are sprayed on your roof and allowed to settle for a few minutes to dissolve the depository dirt and with gentle washing. This method is useful to get rid of algae, lichens, or moss. Contractors use eco-friendly and non-toxic chemicals that cause the least possible damage to the environment. 


  • Cleaning gutters – Leaves, dirt, sand, or soil may get deposited in the gutters causing blockage and damage. You need to keep your roof gutter clean and debris free. Dry sweeping or leaf blowers can help keep your roof and gutters clean. 


  • Trim Tree Branches – Fallen leaves, twigs, etc. may settle on your roof. Cut down overhanging tree branches to prevent these situations. 


Regular roof cleaning augments the overall appeal of your property and increases the resale value. It also reduces your damage repair costs over the years and hence is a highly recommended investment. 

Contacting a professional and experienced roofing contractor is suggested when it comes to cleaning your roof efficiently. MW Construction provides one of the best roofing services in and around Northfield, NJ. We have highly skilled professionals and all the necessary tools required for cleaning your roof effectively.

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