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3 Mistakes You Might Be Making When Having Your Roof Cleaned

Many homeowners don't think much about roof cleaning, but it is an important part of taking care of your roof. Even those who do think about roof cleaning often make mistakes along the way. These are three mistakes that you might be making when having your roof cleaned. Make sure that you avoid making these mistakes if you want to keep your roof clean and in good condition.

1. Doing It Yourself

First of all, many homeowners make the mistake of attempting to clean their roofs on their own. There is nothing wrong with using long-handled tools to scrape large amounts of snow or leaves off of your roof in between cleanings, but you probably shouldn't try to handle your own roof cleaning by yourself. After all, you might not really know how to do it properly, and you might not have the right equipment to get the job done right. Additionally, you might be at risk of falling off of your roof and getting hurt during the process if you climb on top of your roof to clean it. Fortunately, many roofing companies offer roof cleaning services, so if you contact your favorite local roofing company, you should be able to schedule an appointment to get help with your roof cleaning job.

2. Not Doing It Often Enough

Another common mistake that homeowners make is not having their roofs cleaned frequently enough. How frequently you should clean your roof depends on various factors, such as the type of roof that you have and the climate in your area. Your roofing professional can take a look at your roof and give you advice that is specific to your situation about how frequently you need to have your roof cleaned.

3. Not Having It Inspected at the Same Time

Not only is it important to clean your roof often, but it's also important to inspect it frequently to look for problems. One of the best times to have your roof inspected is when you're having your roof cleaned. After all, your roofing professional will already be on your roof and will have the opportunity to inspect for problems. Having both jobs done at one time can save you money and can help you get everything done a lot more quickly. 

These are some of the mistakes that you could be making when having your roof cleaned. Working with a good roof cleaning professional can help you avoid making these mistakes.

To learn more, contact a roofer near you.