Preventative maintenance is essential to the efficacy and lifespan of your roofing system. Advocate Roofing is your go-to company for roof maintenance and cleaning. We offer superior residential and commercial roof cleaning and maintenance services in the Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Milwaukee, and St. Louis areas. At Advocate, our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Preventative Maintenance Will Help Keep Home Value

Preventive maintenance is essential to enable your roofing system to carry out its expected life cycle. Failure to provide necessary maintenance may result in deterioration of your roofing system and your home investment.

An otherwise sound roof needs regular maintenance or repair to keep it in, or to return it to, its optimal operating condition.

Cleaning Roof Algae Improves Curb Appeal

Roof algae can cause unsightly black streaks on your roof and premature deterioration of your shingles. Algae is a type of moss that thrives in humid and warm climates and usually where shade is prevalent and moisture tends to accumulate. Once attached to a shingled roof, roof algae feeds on the dead organic matter used in the manufacturing process of shingles. As the fungus breaks down asphalt shingles, the ceramic granules protecting the surface of the shingle are loosened and begin to fall off. This diminishes the roof’s abilities to reflect heat rays and if not treated, can reduce the life of your roof, diminish your home’s curb appeal and increase your home cooling expenses.

Advocate uses roof cleaning products that are biodegradable, non-corrosive and in most cases, do not require any rinsing, thus virtually eliminating the need for damaging pressure washing. Traditional roof cleaning methods use high pressure washing and hazardous chemical ingredients such as bleach, sodium hydroxide (Lye), copper, zinc, or acid. These techniques can damage the integrity of the roof, kill your landscaping and cause harm to siding, brick, windows, gutters or even pets.

Removal of roof algae is always more difficult and costly than its prevention. Advocate recommends your roof be cleaned and receive a preventive treatment every 12-24 months to keep the stains from returning and ensure your roof’s sustainability.