If you own a home, you know that regular maintenance is key for avoiding big, expensive repair issues down the road.
One area of a home that often gets overlooked is the roof. But regularly cleaning your roof can help prevent costly repairs and extend its lifespan. But when should you call a professional for roof soft washing? Read on to learn more.
Moss grows on shaded areas of a roof and can cause serious damage if left unchecked. It resembles green patches and can grow in sections, forming a thick layer over large roof areas.
Unfortunately, moss retains water, which can seep through shingles and lead to leaks. The moss also holds onto moisture which can cause the roof's material to buckle and break apart. This will reduce insulation's effectiveness and increase energy bills since the damage allows heat to escape from your home easily.
In addition, moss looks unsightly and can detract from your home's curb appeal. Your roof will have uneven patches that can look quite shabby.
Professional soft washing appointments are necessary because moss has to be removed with mild detergents that won't damage other parts of your roofing system or the environment.
This process usually starts with spraying a biodegradable detergent onto the mossy areas of the roof. Then, a professional uses low-pressure water to rinse away the moss on top of the dirt that has been loosened by the detergent.
This process is safe and effective since it helps restore your roof's appearance and prevents further damage.
Stains From Pollution
Finally, pollution stains can accumulate over time due to dirt and debris from nearby construction sites or factories. These stains can be difficult to remove with traditional cleaning solutions, especially if they are embedded deep into the surface of the shingle fibers. Traditional cleaning methods might not be enough to get rid of the stains and will leave your roof looking dingy.
Professionals use pressure washers with high-pressure water jets combined with special cleaners that penetrate deep into shingle fibers to remove stubborn stains. They do so without damaging the roof or compromising its integrity while still protecting plants and animals nearby. Professionals also use eco-friendly cleaners that don't harm the environment and won't leave behind a chemical residue.
If you want to keep your roof looking great and prevent costly damage, it's a good idea to call in the professionals for a soft washing appointment. This way, you can be sure that your roof is clean and free of any moss, dirt, or debris that could cause problems. Plus, you'll get to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your roof is in great condition, even in the face of environmental pollutants.