Roof Cleaning

Question: Why does the HOA require homeowners clean to their roofs of debris, algae, moss, etc.?

Answer: Under Article VIII - Section 8.06 Maintenance of Building and Grounds of the HOA Covenants homeowners have the responsibility to maintain the exterior of their homes. This include removing unsightly debris and cleaning algae, moss, mildew, etc. from the roof. Homeowners concerned about damage to the roof as a result of cleaning need to avoid methods employing mechanical or hydraulic pressure to the shingles. Chemical cleaning is the preferred method for removing algae stains, however, homeowners are cautioned to select a contractor who uses appropriate cleaning agents which will not cause damage to shingles. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ASRM) recommends using a chemical solution for removal of dead algae from asphalt roof shingles and they also address discoloration of roof shingles. The 2014 Winter Edition of the community newsletter provides a list of DOs and DON'Ts for roof cleaning and some roof cleaning chemicals homeowners may want to consider. The HOA is not responsible for homeowners who select methods of cleaning that lead to roof damage. For more suggestions and ideas on roof cleaning refer to our Roof Cleaning Ideas page.