Due to Georgia’s climate, cleaning the roof is not just for aesthetics. It should also be a priority. Roof tops in Georgia don’t just have rain or bird problems. Our roofs can develop algae, moss and lichens. Without proper roof cleaning, the life expectancy of the roof will greatly decrease. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning will share how to properly clean a roof and why it is important to seek professional pressure roof cleaning.
How Often Should You Soft Wash Your Roof?
Roofs in Georgia are exposed to rain and high humidity, which encourages the development of lichen, moss or algae. This can cause the roofing tile to slowly erode. Combine that with bird droppings eroding the roofing tile, the roof demands proper cleaning. It is recommended to have the roof cleaned between one to every three years. When the lichen, moss or algae appear, it is time to have the roof cleaned.
Best Roof Cleaner
When it comes to cleaning a roof it is important to have the right detergent for the roof’s needs. If moss, algae or lichens have formed on the roof, it will need to be treated. If the roof just needs a basic cleaning and there is no major corrosion from the contaminants on the roof, often only water is needed to clean off the roof. However, when there is a form of contaminants on the roof, a detergent will be needed to ensure it is properly removed. The type of detergent used will determine the method used to treat the roof. Some are applied using a foamer and then the detergent will sit on top the roof for a few minutes. Other detergents are used in a pressure washer where the detergent is filled inside the tank. Once the proper detergent is used, it is important to then pressure clean the roof.
Is it a Good Idea to Soft Pressure Wash Your Roof?
When pressure cleaning a roof you will want to use what professionals refer to as a low or soft pressure cleaning. When cleaning a roof on a low of soft pressure cleaning, it is important to set the pressure cleaning machine to the right setting. A soft pressure cleaning uses only 1000 psi or less. The weaker pressure setting ensures that the roof isn’t damaged during cleaning. Too high of psi can damage tile roof and roof shingles on asphalt shingle roofs.
Can I Clean My Roof Myself?
When cleaning a roof, it is strongly recommended to seek a professional pressure cleaning service. Cleaning a roof is dangerous and it is easy to slip and fall off the roof. A professional service uses harnesses and ropes to help keep them safe. They also have all of the right detergents and know the proper setting to properly clean any roof. Tiled roofs as well as a shingle roof require different pressure cleaning settings and detergents. To ensure your roof is cleaned properly it is often recommended to seek professional pressure washing services.
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When planning out a time for your roof cleaning, spring is a perfect time to clean roof tops. The moss, lichen, or algae can be killed and treated before they have time to spread as they typically develop during the spring season. Now is the perfect time to schedule a soft wash roof pressure cleaning. For quality pressure cleaning services, contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning today.