Roofs Need Special Attention as to not Void the manufacturer’s Warranty
Roof cleaning typically uses a soft washing method. Soft washing is a cleaning method that uses a low-pressure pump similar to the pressure of your garden hose. It works by applying a biodegradable cleaning solution on the surface, letting it sit on the surface for a short period called the dwell time and rinsing the surface with high volume and low pressure. It is applicable to all types of roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, slate tiles, metal and tile roofs and older roofs as well. Cleaning solutions used depend on the roof condition and the surrounding areas. There may be some instances when pressure washing is most appropriate, or even manual agitation. It is good to hire experts like 501 Pressure Washing so they can effectively clean your roof and guarantee that no damage will be done to your property.
Roof cleaning removes algae, lichen, and moss along with dirt and debris. Algae growth produces the black streaks we see that is an eyesore to the neighborhood. Algae feed off asphalt and limestone roofing that speeds up the deterioration of the shingles, loosens the protective granules and creates uneven roof heating that leads to higher AC bills. Lichens are fungi with rootlike tentacles that create tiny depressions on your shingles. Mosses are tiny plants with roots that creep between shingles or tiles. These are more damaging than lichens as they hold moisture causing it to expand when frozen. It is advised to have your roof inspected every three years by a professional like 501 Pressure Washing even without black streaks and noticeable growths. Algae are invisible at their earliest stages of development and spot cleaning the black streaks will not eliminate all algae.
Roof washing is a valuable investment to the condition of your home. For a low cost, you can reduce your roof deterioration rate by about 30% and identify problem areas while it is still early. Stains and growths cause shingles to deteriorate and wood to rot. Roof cleaning eliminates these thus preventing roof decay that leads to expensive repairs or even replacement. Additionally, you increase the market value of your home by improving the aesthetics of not only your property but also your whole neighborhood.
501 Pressure Washing is one of the leading professional cleaning services in Central Arkansas. At 501 Pressure Washing, we assure you that each individual surface will be proficiently treated with the best techniques available yielding a surface that will look and feel like new. Call us now at (501) 365-6845 or e-mail us at [email protected] and get quality service from nobody but the best.