Cleaning Roof Shingles

“To maintain your shingles, you have to keep them clean and dirt-free. By doing so, you can reduce the risk for algae, moss, fungal, and lichen growth which is rather common to this kind of roofing and which compromises your roofing’s integrity. Homeowners often find confusing and conflicting information when researching roof cleaning services. To assist homeowners with making informed decisions when deciding on which roof cleaning contractor to hire, this article describes the differences between the three main roof cleaning methods.”

From New to Dirty & Dirty to Clean


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Roofs are exactly the same. The day the roof was finished it looked so pristine, clean and new. Years later the roof may start looking older and may even need cleaning. This page has been created to aid those who are thinking about cleaning roof shingles by themselves or through a professional roof shingle cleaning company.

What Causes Roof Shingles To Get Dirty: How To Clean Them

There are many things that cause roof shingles to get dirty and unsightly. Here we are going to focus on the main causes of dirty shingles.

Falling Debris

debris on roofsFalling debris from trees is probably the number one cause of dirty roof shingles. Some of the most common types of debris that ends up on roofs are leafs, sticks and branches, pine straw, and acorns. Some of the debris falls on the roof, some of it is blown on the roofs, and other debris is brought there by animals such as birds and squirrels.


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