Many commercial buildings use a flat PVC roof design for their efficiency. Many PVC roofs also have large skylight windows to provide natural light into the building. The PVC roofing doesn’t require much maintenance beside the occasional cleaning and some structural repairs. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning will share the many benefits of maintaining a clean PVC flat roof.
Is PVC Flat Roof Cleaning Necessary?
Cleaning the PVC membranes on flat roofs used for a number of commercial buildings, can help maintain the roof’s health and much more. Most pressure cleaning services are requested to help keep the property looking clean and fresh. However, no one ever see’s the roof, right? So why then is keeping a PVC flat roof clean important? A flat roof can quickly accumulate trash, debris, and bird droppings. A PVC roof can become a perfect environment for mold, moss and other fungi to develop, which can get into the building as well as into the HVAC system and begin to break down the roof’s surface. When maintaining a clean PVC roof, it will help extend the life of the roof by removing those damaging elements.
A Clean, Cool Roof Reflects Heat
PVC roofs are typically white in color which is part of the overall design. This helps reflect the sunlight and keep the inside of the building slightly cooler. The dirt and debris that darkens the roof absorbs the heat from the sun, which makes the inside of the building even hotter. By keeping the PVC roof clean, it can reflect the sunlight’s rays. This can help reduce the overall power needs.
Clean Skylights Increase Natural Light
PVC roofs with skylight systems use natural light during the day to reduce the lighting needs during the day. When the skylights get dirty, they don’t allow enough sunlight to pass through. This reduces the natural lighting within the building. When the roof and the skylights become dirty or foggy, it is a good time to schedule a roof cleaning to clear the skylights and allow more light to come in. Many buildings will use skylights to reduce the lighting needs during the day, especially the larger buildings.
Clean Bird Poop & Droppings from Roof
One major problem for PVC flat roofs are the birds. Pigeons and other local birds will roost on top of the building. Many will also build their nests on the roof often favoring near the HVAC systems. Birds pose a major problem for the overall health of the roof. Their droppings are highly acidic, and they can also contain parasites and harmful pathogens that can get sucked into the HVAC system. Roofs that are prone to bird infestations require more frequent cleaning to prevent roof damage and possible illness. Medical buildings most especially need to maintain a clean roof and seek bird control to help keep their roof’s free of birds.
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There are many benefits when pressure cleaning a PVC flat roof, including better drainage, decreasing the risk of water damage, and reducing premature roofing damages. For commercial buildings with flat PVC roofs that require an ongoing pressure cleaning service, contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning. We provide pressure cleaning service for both commercial and residential properties. Contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning and schedule our services today.