When maintaining your home often many will seek out pressure washing services. Pressure washing services are often used for clean various features on the property the home, deck, fences, and the exterior surface of the house including the roof. Depending on the type of roof if you have a asphalt shingle roof or a tiled roof there are different pressure washing methods used. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning will share how often to clean your roof.
Soft Wash Asphalt Shingle Roof Cleaning
Asphalt roofs can develop moss, algae, and black streaks which can lead to major damage to the entire roof, and premature wear of the asphalt shingles. However, when cleaning asphalt shingle roofs it important to never use too much pressure. Too much pressure can cause the shingles to come off. When cleaning asphalt shingles you never want to use more then 30 psi which is similar to a pressure from a garden hose. A special non-toxic cleaner is used to clean the asphalt with harming or altering the shingles. Asphalt roof should only be clean every 3 to 5 year or when early sign of moss, algae or black streak begin to emerge.
Cleaning Concrete, Terracotta & Other Roof Tiles
Concrete and other types of tile rooftops are also prone to develop moss, lichens, and algae which cause discoloration streaks on the roof. Additionally tile roofs are sturdy but sensitive to erosion from other elements especially bird droppings. To help extend the life of the roof is should be pressure cleaned every 1 to 3 years. Tile roofs can generally handle more pressure however, it varies on the type and the condition of the tile. When the tile is cleaned a protective solution similar to a sealer is used to help protect the roof from the elements.
Pressure Wash Rain Gutters
A roof’s gutter system is essential as part of the home’s roof. The gutter system must stay clean to allow proper flow of water during rain and snow to prevent water damage on the roof. Gutters system easily gets filled with leave, twigs, dirt and other debris that clog the gutter system. Since gutter’s are so easily clog and exposed to debris they should be cleaned more often. It is recommended to have the gutter cleaned out at least twice a year once in early spring after the snow thaws if present, and in the mid to late fall to clear out leaves that may have fallen into the gutter. However, it never hurt to have the gutter cleaned quarterly to ensure proper drainage.
Soft Wash Roof Cleaning & More in McDonough, Barnesville, Fayetteville, Covington, Locust Grove, Griffin, Stockbridge & Social Circle Georgia
A roof is a major component to the home and is an expensive one to repair or replace. By maintaining a clean roof and gutter system, you can prolong the roof’s life, reduce repair costs and extend future roof replacements. Make sure to properly schedule you home’s roof cleaning with a professional pressure cleaning service on time. For professional pressure cleaning services contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning today.