Cleaning your roof is an important part of maintaining your property. Roof cleaning will get rid of debris, dirt and grime that collect on the roof and in the roof’s gutter system. It will prevent the growth of mold, lichens, moss and algae that could destroy the structure of the roof. You will avoid water pooling on the roof and causing damage to the shingles. Some people turn to pressure washing to clean their roofs. Pressure washing offers may advantages when cleaning surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways and even exterior walls. However, roof pressure washing may not be such a good idea for cleaning your dirty roof. We at Crystal Clean A1 Window Services should know. We offer roof washing services. Our experts can help you determine the best option for cleaning your roof.
Why You Should not Pressure Wash Your Roof
Pressure washing involves the use of water under high pressure to loosen dirt, grime and other debris on a surface. This method of washing works quite well on surfaces such as driveways and other external surfaces. However, roof pressure washing will do more damage than good for your roof.
Asphalt Shingles are designed to handle harsh treatment from the elements including heavy rainfall. However, the raindrops in a storm cannot be compared to the force of a pressurized jet of water. These pressurized jets are likely to damage your roof shingles. The pressurized water may also work its way through the adhesive bond that holds the shingles together and penetrate your roof. The water can cause damage to the underlying fabric of your roof.
Pressure washers also present a safety problem. They are not designed for use on a roof. The weight of the machine may damage your shingles. It may also result in serious injury as you attempt to lug the heavy machine about your roof to clean it.
What are the benefits of soft washing my roof?
If you’re looking for a solution for roof washing, you should consider soft was roof cleaning. This cleaning method involves the application of a cleaning solution to the roof. This cleaning solution loosens dirt and kills biological contaminants such as algae and mold on the roof. Water at low pressure is then used to flush the dirt and cleaning solution away.
There are many reasons why this method of roof cleaning is the best option.
Increasing the life of your roof
The presence of lichens, mold and algae on your roof is much more than a cosmetic problem. These biological contaminants can eat away at the base of the shingles of your roof. They will loosen your shingles and make your roof porous and at risk of water damage. While asphalt shingle roofs are expected to last for at least 25 years, you may need to replace your roof even before 15 years as a result of mold, lichens, algae and plants causing damage to your roof.
Soft washing involves the use of cleaning solutions that not only get rid of dirt and grime but also help to kill algae, mold, mildew, lichens and plants growing on your roof. Our cleaning solutions will save you the trouble and expense of dealing with a damaged roof.
Increasing your property value
Your roof contributes to about 40 percent of the curb appeal of your home. A dirty and stained roof can reduce the value of your home and make a poor first impression with passers-by as well as buyers. Roof washing is therefore vital especially if you’re planning to sell your home.
Our soft wash roof cleaning involves the use of special cleaning solutions that are designed to lift even the toughest stains. We’ll get rid of any black stains and leave your roof looking brighter. When we’re done, your roof will look as good as new. Your property will make a good first impression on potential buyers. You may even be able to list your property for much more.
Reducing energy costs
Have you noticed an increase in your energy bills lately? The problem may be your dirty roof? Dirty roofs that are stained and have fungus, mold or algae absorb more heat. This heat is transferred into the home. This makes it harder to cool your home when the weather is hot in summer. You will use more energy to make your home comfortable and therefore spend more in your energy bills.
House roof cleaning gets rid of stains and living organisms such as mold and algae. This will translate into a reducing in your energy bills.
Soft washing will save you money
When you consider the damage that pressure washing a dirty roof can cause, it’s easy to see that soft wash roof cleaning will save you money. It will improve the value of your property as well as increase the lifespan of your roof.
Get in touch with us, Crystal Clean A1 Window Service for expert house roof cleaning services. We’ll help you save money, time and energy with roof cleaning.