The Life Of Your Roof
We provide professional “Roof Cleaning” throughout the greater Portland metro area. The warm/cold and humid Roof Maintenance Portland Oregon environment in Oregon contributes to rapid algae growth and infestation of all types of roofing materials including asphalt shingles, tile, cedar shake and even low porosity roofing materials such as metal. Unfortunately even if you have a relatively new roof, it will not be long before those ugly and unsightly black stains bed them selves into your roof and dramatically reduce the curb appeal of your home or business. Not only are they unsightly, these different types of algae can actually eat away at your shingles and ultimately contribute to a reduced lifespan of your roof,leading to very expensive replacement costs easily in the thousands of dollars even for a small residential roof. Cedar Shake roofs in Oregon need to be replaced between 15 and 20 years, whereas with proper maintenance, they can easily last 5 to 10 Years longer depending on the quality of the roof material.
Why it is important to maintain your roof
It is now widely known throughout the health community that algae and mildew is bad news in regards to your health. It has been shown that algae and mildew can lead to respiratory illness and disease. It roof-cleaning-before-1-largehas also been shown that children have a much higher risk of developing asthma when they are exposed to algae and mildew. The other important reason in having your roof Maintain is it will lower your heating and cooling bills. This is because the small particles within the shingles act as both a sun and heat reflector and can keep the heat in during the winter months. Algae can also act as a sponge and magnify the suns heat during the summer, which also leads to higher air conditioning costs during the hottest times of the year.