Cleaning the house is typically on every person’s regular to do list. You clean the floors, the bathrooms, the kitchen…but how often do you clean the roof of your home? Though vital to your home’s health, cleanliness, and value, cleaning the roof is not always remembered to be part of maintaining your home and so, many times a dirty roof remains out of sight and mind. This is especially true because cleaning your home’s roof is not a task you have to do very regularly. However, the importance of cleaning your home’s roof should not be neglected, which is why pressure washing your roof is so important.
Why Pressure Cleaning?
Pressure cleaning first provides an economical advantage in roof cleaning. Most roofs are expensive to install and a thorough and professional pressure washing maintains its condition; especially in areas with high air humidity, pressure cleaning removes debris, moss, mold, algae, bird excrement, and lichen clinging on porous material as brick or tile, and asphalt shingles. Other areas that mold and fungus grow in are along rooflines, or under the roof where tiles meet the walls. A good pressure wash dislodges this growth, preserving the roof. Pressure washing can also serve as a preliminary roof inspection if you need more serious repairs.
How Often Should I Pressure Wash My Roof?
How often you should pressure clean your roof depends on a few factors, but usually, every 3 years is suggested. However, the conditions in Florida may warrant more frequency because of the sun, water, and humidity that are prevalent. Professional roof cleaning and power washing can help prolong the life of your roof and thereby, the value of your home. Depending on the kind of roof covering you have, whether tile roofs, shingle roof, or other kinds, a soft wash, high pressure, or low pressure cleaning methods will be used to achieve desired results and avoid damage to your roof. Our roof cleaning and pressure washing professionals will be able to distinguish what kind of pressure your roof needs and prescribe soft wash, high or low pressure roof cleaning techniques, especially for tile roofs.
Cost Benefits Of Pressure Cleaning Your Roof
Roofs play an important role in reflecting the sun, keeping your home cool. Roofs that have mold and algae infestations do not reflect the sun’s rays. Pressure cleaning removes these infestations, helping people in Florida especially, where temperature can soar to the high 90’s. A cool roof will do its residents great service by reducing air conditioning use. This is another cost-effective method of using power cleaning.
Talking about infestation, mold, and algae can spread rapidly, even entering into the air conditioning system causing further and more costly damages. It can also spread into the wood, causing rot of the roofing support. As a result of this infestation, holes in the roofing become pathways for rodents and insects. If mold or algae growth beginning from the roof starts to become an interior problem, the cost to pressure clean the roof will be nominal compared to having to correct structural damage. When you wash your roof, you help to extend its life and preserve its integrity.
If you are considering or preparing to sell your home, everyone knows the effects of curb appeal. A clean exterior will invite a client to consider a purchase with the belief the whole house is well maintained and in good shape. Even when it is checked by homeowner insurers, a clean roof, curb, deck, patio, etc., tells them the house will hold up well in case of a hurricane or storm. A thorough pressure wash or power washing certainly increases the appraisal of the house to any client.
It is typically recommended to clean the roof every two to three years, whether shingle or tile roofs. Perfect Pressure Cleaning can restore your roof to pristine with a soft wash, high or low pressure techniques, and continue maintenance to ensure your roof’s health is optimal using the safest and environmentally friendly roof cleaning pressure wash chemicals to make your home sparkle. For a consultation and a quote contact us today at 561-262-3125