When people list the benefits of pressure washing the exterior of their property, common advantages include the boost in curb appeal, an improvement in health conditions, as well as preserving the condition and longevity of the various materials. These benefits all apply for the roof. Many people accept that pressure washing, as deep cleaning in general always benefits the surface, but few do not know the specifics of how soft wash roof cleaning helps preserve the longevity and overall health and condition of the roof as one benefit cannot but help the other. Today, we at Big Moose Pressure Cleaning would like to share how pressure washing helps protect the longevity of your roof.
Basics of Roof Cleaning
Soft wash roof cleaning involves a number of variables. The basics include the temperature setting, low pressure setting, chosen product, nozzle, and the correct technique, which entails the length the nozzle is held from the surface as well as the angle and other finer details. During the process, the decompositions are removed. Moss, algae, bacteria, mold, mildew, pollution, allergens, and other such residues are all contributing to accelerating the decay of the roofing materials. Periodically washing the layers of these decompositions minimizes the effects they have.
Soft Wash Roof Cleaning Keeps Warranty While High Pressure Washing Can Void It
Another aspect that protects your roof through pressure washing is the roof warranty. For starters, the manufacturer and the warranty they supply on your roof can range from 20, 25, 30 years and up to a lifetime warranty. Though some of these warranties can be fairly impressive, none of us want to have the situation where the roof is in need of replacement and there is no warranty to speak of. When it comes to the warranty, there is a fine print all homeowners should be clear on. For a simplified example, vehicle warranties are void if people do not prove that the oil is maintained, and air is not kept in the tires. There are limitations on the warranty claims of your roofing system and few people take the time to read their specific warranty information. Limitations in the warranty include contractor’s error, falling objects, foot traffic, and acts of God. Though some indirectly refer to this by referencing failure to adhere to recommended maintenance instructions provided by the roofing manufacturer, there are also limitations regarding mold, fungus, lichen, and algae. The cleanliness of your roof directly affects its service life and has written it into the fine print of your manufacturer’s warranty, thus having proof is a priority for your warranty and protecting your roof’s longevity. Naturally, ensuring the roof is properly installed and repaired is important for the warranty, but you will want to check the policy and see the specific details concerning the maintenance, which include the cleaning routine. Additionally, the insurance policy can be affected by the cleanliness of the tile as the policy holders can do surprise visits and drop policies if the roof looks poorly maintained and that includes filthy rooftops.