Roof Maintenance Questions

How do I clean algae and moss from my asphalt shingle roof?

2017-12-06T11:30:56+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

Use a mild solution of chlorine bleach and water or mild detergent gently applied with a sponge or hand-held sprayer and rinse thoroughly. Do not use a power washer or high concentrations of bleach, and do not scrub the shingle surface. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association also offers cleaning recommendations.

How can ice dams be reduced or removed?

2017-12-06T11:27:26+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

Remove as much snow as possible, but call a professional roofing contractor if your roof is steep, the snow is deep or the ice is thick. NRCA does not recommend using ice picks or shovels (or any tool with sharp edges) because there is a chance of damaging roof coverings and flashings. NRCA also does [...]