Before things get to busy with summer fast approaching, we think Soft Wash Roof Washing should be on the top of your to-do list. If your seeing black streaks or the color of your roof is not as bright as it once was it doesn't mean it needs to be replaced. We can clean it and give you same day results. And by killing the Algae that is eating your shingles you will extend the life of your roof. If your infestation has been visible for a while it’s something that needs to be stopped as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Properly cleaned and treated early in an infestation, damage will cease and the roof returns to a like-new appearance. Waiting to have this done only allows more damage to occur. When your ready to check Roof Cleaning off your spring cleaning to-do list, Call Heritage Home Improvements. (203) 689-5148 Other things you can do to help your Roof Tree limbs. Make sure tree limbs don’t touch a roof. If they do, they can easily scrape over the shingles and loosen the protective granules. This will severely reduce the life of a roof. Trim trees close to the house to avoid any limbs touching the roof surface. Leaves and pine needles. A little leaf or a few pine needles are fine, but if they collect and are deep enough to hold moisture, they need to be taken off the roof. Anything that traps moisture will cause mildew to form, block gutters, or cause extra weight on the roof. A rake or air blower can be used to clear the roof, but take care not to damage the shingles. Gutter damage.Heavy snow from the winter season can result in gutter damage while leftover fall leaves and debris can lead to clogged gutters. Before the springtime rain, check to make sure water can flow easily through the gutters and fix any loose nails that are preventing the gutters from sitting tightly along the roof line. Missing shingles, chimney, and flashing.A complete inspection by a contractor can uncover issues with missing shingles, chimney damage, or flashing around chimneys, vents, or other bends in the roof.