When you own your home there are many things that you have to maintain. One item that is very expensive to replace is the roof. For this reason it is important to make sure that you are keeping your roof clean and free of debris. This will ensure that it will last much longer.

While it is important to keep your roof clean, it is also important to make sure that you do it in the right way. Many people turn to pressure washing as a way to clean their siding and think that they can use it on their roof as well. However, pressure washing your roof can be quite damaging and it might even invalidate any type of warranty that you might have.

The reason that power washing your roof is not a good idea is that the material that the shingles are made from are not made to withstand the pressure. Using high-pressure water can break the bonding that holds the shingles together, damage the fabric, strip and wash away the ceramic granules, and overall just compromise the integrity of the roof.