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. 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.
Pressure cleaning first provides an economical advantage in roof cleaning. Most roofs are expensive to install and a thorough and professional pressure wash maintains its condition; especially 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 roof lines, or under the roof where tiles meet the walls. A good pressure wash dislodges this growth, preserving the 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 in 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.
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, curd, deck, patio, etc., tells them the house will hold up well in case of a hurricane or storm. This certainly increases the appraisal of the house to any client.
It is typically recommended to clean the roof every two to three years. Perfect Pressure Cleaning can restore your roof to pristine and continue maintenance to ensure your roof’s health is optimal using the safest and environmentally friendly chemicals to make your home sparkle. For a consultation and a quote contact us today at 561-262-3125