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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 (47% of 84 votes): Yes.

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.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Roof Cleaning in Most Cases will Reduce The Heat in the Attic Do to a Lighter / Brighter Colar of the Roof Black Roof,s Retain more Heat , A Vast Majority of Roof,s in the 50,s,60,s & 70,s were Painted White for that Reason , White & Light Colar Roof,s Reflect Heat Better
Rays Professional Exterior Cleaning & Restoration
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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: We do over $25,000 a week in repair work due to lack of maintenance on homes. Mainly tile roof homes. Debris gets underneath the tile causing water to pond and go behind the felt into your home. Maintenance and keeping your roof clean will prevent over 80% of all roof leaks!
Garner Roofing 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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: the darker the roof the more heat it will attract therfore more energy is needed by your a/c unit to keep your home cool.
Benitez pressure washing
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.
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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Reflective roofs will lose their reflective properties if left covered in dirt, etc.
Mr. Iceman Co. Roofing
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
Answer: It may help the roof retain less heat.
Explanation: As you clean the residue and build up that the roof accumulates, there will be less debris that can heat up the the inside of a home.
XTRM Roofing Company
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
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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Absolutely, those "black streaks" one your roof are commonly mistaken for your being "old". Your roof is typically not old but is growing a type of algae within & on the surface on your singles. The algae will help your roof trap in heat. Due to increased roof temperature this will increase cooling cost for this inside of your home. Removal & killing of the algae will correct this problem.
Another Level Cleaning Services
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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Professional roof cleaning at least once a year can increase energy efficiency of your property.
All Around Roofing and Exteriors Inc
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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: a clean roof waste lees energy from the heat wire and it makes an aditional 19% of your electrical bill
winter works
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.
Answer: No
Explanation: If it is metal, it might help the reflection of UV rays, otherwise no
True transformations
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
Answer: No
Explanation: Adequate roof system ventilation and blown-in attic insulation. Most insurance companies will discount for blown-in insulation. Contact Us For A Free Estimate and Consultation
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Debris and algae will hold heat preventing heat escape
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
Answer: No
Explanation: It will do more damage to the roof by removing the granules that protects the asphalt. Any energy savings will be negligible, Its not worth the damage.
Exterior Systems Roofing
Answer: No
Explanation: It will not inprove energy,it will just look clean.
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