Welcome to another thrilling edition of Fiddler Roof Cleaning’s weekly blog! We’ve used the past four weeks to introduce our readers to the world of roof cleaning, provide tips about professional roof cleaning companies and even educated our followers about the importance of workers’ compensation codes. Last week, we polled some of our readers and did posted a question and answer session in an attempt to clear up a variety of things about roof cleaning. However, some of the feedback that we’ve received has made it clear that there are still some common misconceptions that we need to tackle. Join us as we go over 5 misconceptions about roof cleaning.
“It’s Easier to Do It Myself”
If you were to clean your roof, what kind of equipment would you use? Oh, and how will you get rid of the algae and black streaks? Do you feel comfortable pressure washing your roof from a ladder for hours? If you are thinking about cleaning your roof on your own, these are all important questions that you will have to answer. For starters, cleaning your roof on your own is physically demanding and time consuming. Not only will you have to climb a ladder and work on your roof all day, but you will have to do it while avoiding a potentially life threatening slip and fall. Additionally, if you think that cleaning your roof with a scrub brush and some soapy water will be enough to rid you of harmful algae you may want to reconsider. When you leave it to the professionals, you will get access to powerful chemicals that won’t cause any harm in the process. Over the years, countless people have tried the “do it yourself” approach only to end up doing more harm than good. Remember that roof cleaning is a complex process that requires experience and the right equipment to get the job done effectively.
“Cheap Is Never Good”
In a lot of businesses, the more money you pay, the better the service you get. While this may be true for some companies, there are several companies in the roof cleaning industry that will provide you with the rare combination of affordability and excellent service. For instance, with a company like Fiddler Roof Cleaning, you will be able to get great prices and discount offers, a comprehensive 2-year warranty ( * restrictions apply ) on all roof cleaning services and the support of a Customer Service Department that will work around your schedule and give you the answers that you need. So while it may be true that cheap often isn’t the best service on the market, that isn’t always the case. Do research and make sure the company you choose has the proper equipment and insurance options along with a top-notch well-trained staff.
“Cleaning My Roof Means I Won’t Have to Replace It”
There’s no secret that replacing a roof cost a lot of money. However, many people think that once they clean their roof it means that they won’t ever have to replace their roof in the future. This is inaccurate. When you hire a professional roof cleaning company, it is imperative that you inquire about the warranty that they are offering. While cleaning your roof is a major step in preventative maintenance, it does not ensure that you won’t ever have to replace your roof in the future. If you want to keep your roof clean and healthy for many years to come, work closely with your roof cleaning company and ask about other preventative measures that they can take to save you from roof replacement.
“Getting a Roof Cleaning Estimate Over the Phone is Easy”
This is one of the biggest misconceptions in the roof cleaning industry. Contrary to popular belief, getting a roof cleaning estimate over the phone from a top quality company is almost unheard of. You have to remember that the cost of cleaning a roof varies from one home to another and there are several things that come into play. The company that you hire should show up in person to measure your roof to get an accurate size and take a look at your landscaping and surrounding areas to see if there’s water access near your roof. . If your home is positioned in an area that makes cleaning your roof more difficult, you can expect to pay more.
“You Should Always Choose the Most Experienced Company”
This is one of the most common misconceptions out there. While an experienced company can be a good thing, it isn’t always the best thing for you. Yes, an experienced company can provide you with the track record and reviews to back up their claims. Additionally, these kinds of companies should have a proven staff that is well adapted to facing different kinds of scenarios and responding quickly. However, sometimes this can backfire. Many longstanding companies are stuck in their ways and appear to be resistant to change. When a company has a loyal group of customers, it can lead to a “take it or leave it” attitude to new customers. When you’re spending your hard earned money, you deserve excellent service from a company that will give you their undivided attention. A lot of new companies can be more willing to go that extra mile for you as they try to build up its clientele.