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A Dirty Roof Can Cost You Your Homeowners Insurance

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Did you know that insurance companies have the power to cancel your homeowner’s insurance policy because of a dirty roof? It’s true.

According to this news report from KJRH, the local NBC affiliate in Tulsa, Oklahoma, some insurance companies have threatened to cancel homeowner’s policies unless the homeowner cleaned their roof. Why? The insurance companies don’t want to pay for a new roof when the alternative—a roof cleaning—is far less expensive.

If you read our Top 5 Most Common Question about Roof Cleaning post you know that cleaning a roof does more than simply improve your home’s aesthetic value. The fact that some insurance companies are threatening to cancel policies over dirty roofs is further evidence that a dirty roof is dangerous to your home’s value.

A clean roof is a preventative measure—it can improve your home’s value, condition and appearance. Why not give us a call? Our technicians are happy to meet you for a free consultation. You’ll be glad you did.

Allergies? It might be the algae on your roof!

This spring and summer has been an especially difficult allergy season throughout the Hartford area. But did you know that the algae on your untreated roof can affect your allergies and make them worse? It’s true: algae on your roof can drive your allergies wild. Today we’re going to look at algae on the roof, the problems it causes both for you and your roof, and the ways in which we can help.

When algae settles on a roof it doesn’t just spread out across the roof surface, it also digs down below the shingles itself. This causes significant damage to the roof itself. A roof cleaner will have to remove the algae on the surface and its roots below to properly clean a roof and prevent recontamination.

Algae on your roof can release spores into the air in and around your home, which can aggravate even the mildest of allergies. Wind and rain kick up even more spores, dust and other allergens, all of which can make you miserable.

When Safe Roof Cleaning cleans a roof we don’t just clean the algae off the surface of the roof—we also clean all the way down to the shingles to eradicate the roots and the cause of problem. It is imperative to understand that algae on a roof can harm more than just the aesthetic value of your home. This is why allergy sufferers should make it a point to have their roof cleaned as often as necessary.

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