As a homeowner you may have asked yourself, and even friends and family, how often you should soft wash your roof. Some homeowners may be dedicated in keeping their roof clean and have it soft washed once a year. Then you have other homeowners who have never had their roof cleaned. They seem a bit surprise to hear people routinely clean their roofs. To better understand the ins and outs of pressure cleaning a roof, Big Moose Pressure Cleaning would like to go into more detail about soft washing roofs.
Is Cleaning Your Roof a Good Idea?
Depending on the type of roof you have, you may have some concerns about having the roof pressure cleaned. For example, asphalt shingle roofs may seem like they will not hold up against the power of a pressure washer machine. However, asphalt shingle roofs need a specialized pressure cleaning, better known as a soft wash. A soft wash will not damage or spray off of your shingles. Asphalt roofs need to be cleaned as they are prone to develop moss, lichen and algae. For those with concrete, clay or metal roofs, you should know they are prone to erosion from bird droppings, rust and other contaminates. These roofs greatly benefit from having pressure cleanings done once a year. So if you are trying to determine if pressure washing is good or necessary, the answer is yes. Soft washing helps prevent erosion and other damage from occurring to your roof. With yearly roof cleaning, you can help extend the life of your roof.
Can I Pressure Wash My Roof & House Myself?
After learning that you will better maintain a healthier roof with regular pressure cleaning. You may then wonder if it is worth hiring a professional or investing in a pressure washer machine and cleaning your roof yourself. Where you may think pressure cleaning isn’t a difficult task, when it comes to pressure cleaning a roof, it is often recommended that you seek a professional service. There are many different types of roof and each needs its own setting and pressure cleaning method. You will want to do a soft pressure wash on asphalt shingle roofs and do a more intense power wash on metal or concrete tile roofs. In some cases, a cleaning solution may be needed to remove certain substances, while other times you can use plain water. As the scenarios for pressure cleaning a roof will change, it can be hard for a first time DIYer to know how to safely clean their roof. Additionally, pressure cleaning a roof will require climbing on a ladder and sometimes walking on the roof. There are a number of safety concerns when pressure cleaning a roof. A professional knows the safety protocols and has the equipment to improve safety while cleaning the roof. If you have any concerns about your safety when pressure cleaning a roof, you may want to seek out a professional pressure cleaning service.
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There are many benefits of having your roof soft washed. You can extend the life of your roof, remove damaging elements, and improve your home’s curbside appeal. If you decide you should have your roof pressure cleaned and need a quality service, contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning today.