How Roof Washing Benefits Your Home

When it comes to home maintenance, roof washing is an important part of keeping your house safe and healthy. It also plays a big role in your curb appeal and can help you sell your home. Dirt, stains, and growth can cause your roof to look less than its best. That’s why we encourage homeowners to give their roof a thorough cleaning at least once a year.

Increases the Lifespan of Your Roof

Your roof typically has a lifespan of 20 to 30 years, depending on the type of material it is made from. Fortunately, you can extend your roof’s lifespan through regular cleaning.

Cleaner roofs are less prone to damage and deterioration, which can save you money over the long run. In addition, keeping your roof free from mold and moss will prevent them from affecting the health of your home.

Roof Washing

Roof Washing

Algae, lichens, and moss can destroy the protective qualities of roofing shingles by breaking down their limestone and asphalt base. As a result, shingles will become loose and curl, leading to leaks and deteriorating the underlying roof deck.

Soft washing uses low-pressure cleaners to safely remove dirt, algae, and other residues without damaging the shingle or decking underneath. It also uses specialized mild surfactants that help loosen and carry-away unwanted matter. This is unlike standard pressure washing that can dislodge shingles and blast water into areas it shouldn’t be.

Increases the Value of Your Home

One of the best things about a well-maintained roof is that it can significantly boost the value of your home. In fact, a professionally-cleaned roof is estimated to add up to 5% to the total price of your property. This makes it a smart investment in any homeowner’s portfolio, especially if you are thinking of selling your house in the near future.

Having your roof cleaned regularly is no small feat, especially when the weather is at its worst. However, if you are on a budget or just don’t have the time for this type of maintenance, it might be best to call in the professionals. With the right tools and techniques, you can get a squeaky clean roof for less than you might expect. Check out our free estimate page or contact us to see what we can do for you! Getting your roof cleaned properly will save you money in the long run, and give you a piece of mind knowing that your home is as safe as it looks.

Removes Mold and Algae

If your roof is dirty, it may be a breeding ground for mold and algae. Both can affect your health and cause water damage to your home. The spores that make up mold and algae land on your roof from the air and then spread as a thick, dark stain over time. Algae can also damage asphalt shingles and even lead to rot and deterioration that can result in leaks.

Roof Washing

Roof Washing

A soft wash system uses a low-pressure spraying nozzle that penetrates the surface of your roof and removes mold, mildew, and algae from between shingles. This process is safe to use on many types of roofing materials, including asphalt shingle, wood shingles, and tile.

Prevents Pest Infestations

Pests are attracted to anything that smells like food, so keeping your home clean and tidy is one of the best ways to prevent them. Keep crumbs and spills off the ground and in sealed containers so they don’t attract pests.

Another way to prevent pest infestation is to patch up any holes or cracks in the foundation, siding, roof or utility lines where they can get into your home. Also, inspect windows and doors for gaps or other openings that could let in pests.

In addition, cleaning your green roof on a regular basis can help to minimize pest issues as well. Pests such as ants, cockroaches and mosquitoes take shelter on green roofs because of the food and water sources they find there. Birds, too, are attracted to green roofs as they provide a habitat for them. They feed on algae and other organic materials that are common on green roofs. They can cause damage to shingles that may lead to leaks and pest infestations inside the building as well.

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