A Clean Roof—Necessary Or Not?
Whether you live in Dallas or Tyler, it seems everyone is talking about real estate, curb appeal, and what the future will hold both for retirement opportunities as well as property investment in Texas. While we’re not in the real estate business, we do know a thing or two about curb appeal and some surprising ways you can help improve the value of your existing home, spot a conscientious seller if you’re looking to buy, or simply keep your property looking beautiful for years to come.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind while perusing the real estate market:
The Devil Is In The Details:
When it comes to valuing property, a clean roof is one of those details that is often overlooked. The roof of your home (regardless of architectural style) takes up a lot of visual space. While most people don’t consider the impact a roof has, a dirty roof or a roof that is falling apart and needs reshingling can impact the overall sale value and curb appeal of a home.
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It:
We see this all the time—homeowners often think they need to replace their roof when all it needs is a good cleaning. We can help you save thousands of dollars by removing mold, mildew, dirt, and general environmental grime from your roof. If there’s no structural or shingle damage, you may be able to extend the life of your roof by several years by adapting a regular cleaning schedule.
Before you head out and try to DIY your own roof cleaning, consider the following:
- You should never, ever, use high-pressure washing tools on your roof, siding, or gutters. You could cause permanent damage and end up costing yourself a ton of money.
- The type of chemicals you use matters—Sparkling Clean Exterior Professionals of East Texas uses only environmentally-safe, biodegradable products, practices wastewater recovery, and has a staff of highly-trained technicians to ensure your roof and home look their best without causing costly damages.
Know Who You’re Working With:
Or more specifically, try to find out if the homeowner or property manager had a cleaning and maintenance plan in place. If the property has been well cared for—siding and gutters cleaned regularly, building soft-washed to keep away mold and mildew, regular maintenance on the HVAC and plumbing units, then you should be good to go. Buying a home or renting a piece of property that hasn’t had this level of care and detail put into it could spell problems down the road.
Do you have a home in the Tyler area that you’d like to have inspected and cleaned? Reach out–we offer free estimates and are happy to help you keep your home or property looking fresh and clean for years to come. Call us today (903) 372-6008