Homeowners all over Brevard are in their spring cleaning mode. If you’re one so motivated, congrats, but don’t limit your efforts to the inside of your house. Consider a good exterior spring cleaning as well. Beacon Roof & Exterior Cleaning has a proven method of killing algae, washing, and treating stained and an infested home or business using a completely safe and proven soft wash chemical cleaning system.
Beacon’s Ryan Wilkins recommends you have your roof checked every fall and spring. Doing so can save your roof from potential extensive damage. But there are jobs you can take on yourself as well. The following steps will help you to ensure that your roof lasts through the seasons and will keep your roof in good condition for years to come.
Clean Your Gutters!
The most important thing in spring-cleaning your gutters is safety. Any time a ladder is needed, not being careful can result in serious injury. To avoid this, make sure you have someone with you when you clean your gutters.
Next, remove any leaves, twigs, and seeds that may have been collecting in your gutter over past months. You won’t want to flush your gutter before cleaning it because you could potentially end up with a clogged downspout. After the debris is cleaned out, use a hose to flush out any of the small remaining residue that may still be inside your gutter. Also flush out anything that could be caught in the downspouts. This will ensure you will have a completely clean gutter heading into our rainy season.
Check for Wear
Cleaning out your gutters is only half of the equation when it comes to your annual roof spring cleaning. The next part is to inspect your roof for any loose materials or wear that might have accumulated.
Also make sure the fascia, coping, and other perimeter edge metal is safe and secure. In the event of severe weather, an unsecure roof edge is one of the biggest causes of roof failure. To make sure everything is safe and secure with your roof, include the ceilings inside the building to your checklist. Stains on the ceiling can be isolated and quickly repaired but can lead to major problems if left unchecked and untreated.
While some problems you may find on your roof may require the work of a contractor, others just need a good roof cleaning. In addition to making your roof look like new, a professional roof cleaning can fix issues of fungus, algae, and potentially mold from growing on your roof.
Roof cleaning is an important part of home maintenance and may be the most important part of roof maintenance. Roof cleaning will extend the lifespan of your roofing and help the roof stay more functional for a longer period of time.
Ryan Wilkins is the owner of Beacon Roof & Exterior Cleaning, and a former card carrying PGA Golf Professional. That experience brought with it the understanding that a little adjustment can lead to big results. His results prove that a property properly treated for algae and mildew can bring value and additional service life to exterior building surfaces. Ryan started Beacon Roof & Exterior Cleaning as a commercial cleaning company. Because of that heritage and his unique perspective, Beacon Roof & Exterior Cleaning can handle almost any bulk cleaning job with ease.
Beacon Roof & Exterior Cleaning also offers window film technologies and can help you navigate through all the products on today’s market. Their film selection includes a variety of materials, colors and shades to fit every home and every budget. Window film offers a multitude of benefits including lowering utility bills, reducing glare, improving privacy and aesthetics while adding to your home’s security. Here’s a list of the top 5 reasons our clients may consider window film for their home or office:
- Heat – The summer sun’s heat can be brutal. Did you know that windows are the number one cause of heat gain in most of today’s homes? With current home window film technology, Beacon can provide invisible protection for your windows which can reduce up to 67% of the sun’s heat while reducing cooling costs by up to 30%.
Glare – The second most common reason to apply home window film is to get rid of annoying glare. Beacon uses film specifically created to reduce glare while enhancing the views from your home windows. Your home windows are meant to be looked out of and enjoyed, not covered by blinds and drapes!
Fading – The sun’s UV rays are on a constant mission to fade your interior furnishings. Don’t be fooled, fading is real and probably happening right now! Whether it’s a leather couch or beautiful original wood flooring you’re looking to protect, Beacon can walk you through which home window film will be the best for your fading prevention needs.
Security – Window film helps damaged glass hold together, much like a car windshield. Security window films are designed to protect windows from shattering, keep out the bad guys all while adding an extra level of safety to your glass.
Decoration & Privacy – Decorative window film is a very cost effective way to add privacy and style to your windows. For example, installing frosted film on a ground-floor bathroom window allows for complete privacy without sacrificing the inflow of natural light with blinds or curtains.
Schedule an appointment with Beacon Roof & Exterior Cleaning before the summer heat kicks in. Ryan will bring a wealth of experience to the table to make your home safer and more comfortable.