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It may help the roof retain less heat.
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Question: Will roof cleaning improve the energy efficiency of a home?
Top Answer (43% of 92 votes): Yes.

Answer: It may help the roof retain less heat.
Explanation: Removing the dark heat absorbing stains on your shingles helps to keep your roof cooler, and more energy efficient. Explanation: Professional roof cleaning at least once a year can increase energy efficiency of your property.
Cleanscapes LLC
Answer: It may help the roof retain less heat.
Explanation: Roof stains are usually black and will cause the roof to draw more heat from the sun
Cooper Pressure Wash & Exterior Cleaning
Answer: No
Explanation: When you have an infestation of mold, algae etc on your roof, roof washing will eliminate them to help in prolonging the life of your roof.
IC Cleaning Services
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Answer: It may help the roof retain less heat.
Explanation: With a dirty roof slot of heat and even moisture can be trapped causing a higher electric bill
T&K Remodelers
Answer: No
Explanation: What it does do is prolong the life of your roof. Here is some info that is helpful: Roof staining organisms such as algae, lichens and moss feed off the organic material in shingles. In other words, they eat the roof. The longer they go untreated, the more damage they will cause.
Jackson Services
Answer: It may help the roof retain less heat.
Explanation: sealing flashings and adding insulation will contribute to being more air tight. Applying a white or light roof is know on (flat) to contribute up to 50% less energy consumption.
DC ROOFING & WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS INC
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Moss and algae will absorb heat
J and r contracting
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Miami roofing systems endure a constant onslaught from Mother Nature. Roof cleaning and maintenance is essential to ensure that homeowners receive full value for their roofing dollar. Roof algae (technically a bacteria), scientifically named Gloeocapsa Magma, thrives in warm climates such as here in the Miami, Fl. area. It is that algae which turns roofs, and almost everything else black, over time. A black roof will absorb the sun's rays and retain heat much more than a clean roof, especially a clean WHITE roof.
Roofer Mike Inc
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It will remove algae and fungus improving the efficiency of the shingle causing it to use less energy
Integrity Roofing and Home Restoration
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Answer: No
Explanation: It will prolong the life of the roof
Exteriors Inc
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Ice Dams can cause many problems to a property
Bento Snow Removal Service
Answer: It may help the roof retain less heat.
Explanation: A professionally roof cleaning can help with the efficiency of your home because the algae, moss or lichen can absorb heat, which can adversely affect the energy efficiency of the shingles.
Hogwash Pressure Washing
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Answer: It may help the roof retain less heat.
Explanation: Yes, because you remove fungus or algae when your roof is properly cleaned.This same algae in large amounts causes the shingles to not work effectively in making your home more energy efficient.
G&G Handyman Services
Answer: Yes
Explanation: A roof surface covered in moss, algae, and dirt will not function as efficiently as it was designed to do. Heat will not be reflected as intended and moss will hold moisture and may lift shingles causing leaks and rot.
CWAGS LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Depends on the severity of the roof mold and/or algae. It can help when this is removed because they cover up the reflective granules that repel heat. So it can but not unless it's bad.
Mallett Pro Wash
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Answer: No
Explanation: Dirt on a roof will not effect live expectancy or energy efficiency
roof masters
Answer: Yes
Explanation: yes cause dirty roofs will break down shingles and cause damage to homes
Barletta Home Improvements
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It helps the longevity of the shingles and during the snow season it will help prevent all the nightmares associated with the long heavy snows of the winter.
MRG Painting & Projects
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes a clean roof will improve energy efficiency. Roofs covered in black and green algae absorb uv sun rays just as dark clothing. Algae, lichen and mold also hold moisture and prevent uv ray light reflection which not only decreases shingle life but increases heat absorbing into attic space. Thus the thermal heat absorption increasing warms ceilings like an electric blanket. The result increased energy bill, harder working hvac unit, deterioration of roof shingle and roof sheathing plywood. Tile roofs will pit from algae decreasing rain runoff. And on asphalt shingle roofing algae is actually feeding on the lime stone granules which just becomes an infestation. Roof cleaning is a specialized treatment much like pest control. The results are impressive with appearance when a black infested roof is transformed in hours to white or barred tile orange. No other same day service transforms curb appeal like roof cleaning.
Sterling House Wash
Answer: Yes
Explanation: By cleaning the roof it reflex more of the damaging uv ray of the sun and also helps stop detearion of the roofing suface there for exstending the life of the roofing materials you have
metal masters construction.llc
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Having your roof cleaned actually makes sense.... It isn’t just aesthetics. While people like to say that dirty roofs lower a property’s value and may make it hard to sell, the “dirt” on a roof actually shortens its life span and can even present a health hazard. Furthermore, the “dark stains” on a roof act as a sponge to absorb the sun’s heat, which causes a rise in the temperature inside a home or building, creating higher air conditioning bills. The dirt isn’t just dust – It’s alive. Some of the black or very dark roof stains are caused by a resilient type of algae, Gloeocapsa magma (a type of blue-green algae commonly found in climates with warm, humid summers). The algae grow in standing water, as well as in our lakes and ponds. The algal spores are carried to our roofs from the water sources by the wind and birds, and then from roof to roof where it grows and feeds on the limestone filler in asphalt shingles and the real dirt on tile roofs may be in some cases the tiles themselves. Worse still, as the algae grow, they retain water and foster the growth of other roof inhabitants.
Salomonsen Construction Inc
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Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes, as your roof ages building up dirt, fungus and other types of particles the reflectivity of your roof system will decrease. A good cleaning will not only restore the natural beauty of your roof but also help it reflect radiant heat from the sun thus saving you on your home energy costs because your air unit will have to run less to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Roman Roofing Inc
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Removing the dark heat absorbing stains on your shingles helps to keep your roof cooler, and more energy efficient.
Wash-It Services
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Washes off all growth and help geo
Just How It Seams
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Answer: No
Explanation: Debris on the roof will make it leak. But it has no impact on energy efficiantcy.
Exterior Systems Roofing
Answer: Yes
Explanation: The fungus on your roof retains water and absorbs the heat of the sun. Removing the black fungus will help to deflect the sun's rays keep your home cooler in the summer and help to reduce your electric bill.
Wash Works odf SWF
Answer: It may help the roof retain less heat.
Explanation: the reason why I could be stopping up the vents on the roofnot letting the hot air out which can cause it to burn up the shingles and the decking and it can also cause water to hold and the leaves or trash on the roof and cause the shingles function properly
Prince perfection construction
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Low pressure roof cleaning will remove the streaks, algae, lichen etc. It will improve the curb appeal of your home no question but will not improve the energy efficiency.
Superior Pressure Washing
Answer: It may help the roof retain less heat.
Explanation: Each roof is different. In our opinion there is no definitive answer. It would most likely depend on severity.
Patriot Pro Clean Inc
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes. Cleaning your roof can save you money in more ways then one... First, the algae and fungus that grows can cause premature roof granule loss, and shorten roof shingle life. So you save money because you roof lasts longer and you won't need to replace it. Second, when the algae turns your roof black, it becomes less reflective, and it retains heat; so your air conditioner works harder to overcome the increased heat load, costing money in electric bills.Third, the aesthetics of cleaning your roof when it comes to selling your home can not only save you money but can make you money too.
SPOTLESS ROOF & EXTERIOR CLEANING
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: When mold and alge build up it causes the shingles to raise and decreases the shingles productiveoty.
X-Stream Pressure Washing & Roof Cleaning
Answer: No
Explanation: but in some cases you can use either a roof sealer products or roof elastomeric coating which prevents bothhelp you conserve on home energy costs.
colorful homes inc.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Cleaning your roof can help keep the look and stop from leaks happening
Rowland Exterior Solutions
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: The only thing that helps energy efficiency is ventilation or insulation. Cleaning a shingle will do nothing
American roofing &remodeling
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Debris and algae will hold heat preventing heat escape
JDM.Services
Answer: No
Explanation: Keeping your roof clean is important but it will not save any energy. Dark roofs are better in the Pacific Northwest as they keep down the heating bills.
Sharp Roofing
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Don't use beach or laundry detergent. They eat roofs. Use products that approved for roofs. Never power wash your roof. Power washing causes gradual loss. Use a lief blower or gently sweep. You can get them at hardware stores. Cleaning your roof helps prevent moss and debris from building up in crevasses and lifting the edges of shingles.
Leak Seal Roofing Inc
Answer: No
Explanation: It will not inprove energy,it will just look clean.
TC ROOFING INC.
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