Roof Soft Wash
Roof pressure washing can dislodge twigs, seeds, leaves, and other debris from under shingles and tiles, but a high-pressure roof power washing can also damage those shingles, even blowing them right off the roof! A soft wash roof cleaning uses high-quality detergents and surfactants to dissolve dirt and debris, and less water pressure to rinse away that waste, so that roofing shingles don’t get dislodged or otherwise damaged.
A soft wash roof cleaning is also best for older roofs, or those with damaged or brittle tiles and shingles. A high-pressure wash, or scraping a roof with a stiff-bristled brush, can damage those weakened tiles, causing them to become thin and crumbly. Thin, worn, or crumbly roofing tiles increases the risk of water leaks into the home, and also means losing more heat and air conditioning through the roof, causing your utility bills to spike!
Moss, algae, mold, and mildew can grow between roofing tiles, causing those shingles to become loose, so they’re more likely to blow away in a storm. A high-pressure roof cleaning may not effectively remove this debris, as pressurized water only blows away their vegetation, without killing their spores!
Soft wash roof cleaning chemicals are designed to remove biological materials, including the spores of moss, algae, and other such contaminants. Having a soft wash roof cleaning for your home means less risk of that moss, algae, mold, mildew, and other irritants growing back over the years. Treatment is applied and over next 4-6 weeks, biologics die, roots decay and loosen from shingles, etc and are washed away with normal rainfalls. SO MUCH better than some high pressure washing a roof trying to blow ay biologics while degrading your shingles!
If areas of your roof have biologics over 1/4 inch thick, an additional treatment may be necessary.
HELPS YOUR ROOF TO LOOK NEW AND CLEAN
When you have your roof cleaned, it helps to remove the dirt, grime and residue that can build up on your roof and age it. Many people do not realize just how dirty and worn their roof looks until it is clean. Having your roof look new and clean can boost your home’s curb appeal and its value. This is especially valuable if you are considering selling your home or having your home appraised.
PROTECTS THE LIFESPAN OF YOUR ROOF
Not every roof has the same exact lifespan. This is because there are many factors that affect the lifespan of a roof, including the material the roof is made from, the conditions the roof is subjected to and how well maintained the roof is. Taking the time to have your roof cleaned routinely can help to increase the lifespan of your roof. Roofs are not inexpensive, so doing what you can to help it last can save you money in the long run.
LESS EXPENSIVE THAN REPLACING THE ROOF
If your roof is looking worn and run down, you may think that replacing it is the only option you have for making it look good again. But this is not the case. When your roof is cleaned, many of the stains that are present on a roof can be removed. This includes stains caused by algae, mildew, dirt and even sun exposure. Cleaning a roof is drastically less expensive than replacing it, so cleaning should always be attempted on a roof with only cosmetic issues.
HELPS TO MEET INSURANCE AND WARRANTY REQUIREMENTS
The last reason why you should regularly have your roof cleaned is that it helps you to meet insurance and warranty requirements. Your home insurance and roof warranties require you to perform routine maintenance on your roof. If you fail to do so, the home insurance and roof warranty companies may not be responsible for the damage. Cleaning is a part of routine maintenance, so it helps you to meet this requirement.