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Why have a professional power wash your roof?

Regular maintenance of your roof is essential for its longevity and appearance. One way to maintain your roof’s cleanliness and protect it from damage is through power washing. Here are some of the benefits of power washing your roof:

  1. Removes debris: Over time, leaves, branches, and other debris can accumulate on your roof. Power washing effectively removes this debris, preventing it from causing damage to your roof or clogging your gutters.
  2. Prevents moss and algae growth: Moisture can lead to the growth of moss and algae on your roof, which not only looks unsightly but can also cause damage to your shingles. Power washing helps to prevent the growth of moss and algae by removing moisture from your roof’s surface.
  3. Increases energy efficiency: A dirty roof can absorb more heat, making it more difficult to regulate the temperature in your home. Power washing your roof can help to increase its energy efficiency by removing dirt and grime that can trap heat.
  4. Improves appearance: A clean and well-maintained roof can improve the overall appearance of your home, increasing its curb appeal and resale value.

Overall, power washing your roof is an effective way to maintain its cleanliness, prevent damage, and improve its appearance.

Why is it best to let a professional power wash your roof?

  1. Safety: Power washing a roof can be dangerous, especially if you’re not trained to do so. A professional power washing company has the necessary equipment, experience, and safety procedures to ensure that the job is done safely, without risking damage to your property or injury to yourself.
  2. Proper technique: Different types of roofing materials require different techniques when it comes to power washing. A professional power washing company knows how to use the right equipment and technique for your particular type of roof, to avoid causing damage or voiding any warranties.
  3. Insurance: Professional power washing companies are insured, which means that in the unlikely event of any damage to your property during the power washing process, you will be protected. If you were to power wash your roof yourself and cause damage, you would be responsible for covering the costs yourself.
  4. Quality results: Professional power washing companies have the experience and expertise to provide quality results. They know how to clean your roof thoroughly without causing damage, ensuring that your roof looks its best and lasts as long as possible.

What causes blacks streaks on a roof?

Black streaks on your roof are typically caused by the growth of algae, which can damage your roof in a number of ways. Here are some ways that black streaks can damage your roof:

  1. Reduced lifespan: Algae can feed on the organic material in your shingles, causing them to deteriorate and reducing the lifespan of your roof.
  2. Trapped heat: Black streaks can absorb more heat than clean surfaces, which can lead to increased temperatures in your attic and reduced energy efficiency.
  3. Staining: Black streaks can cause unsightly stains on your roof, reducing your home’s curb appeal and potentially lowering its value.
  4. Moisture damage: Algae growth can trap moisture on your roof, which can lead to water damage and leaks over time.

Overall, black streaks can cause a variety of damage to your roof and should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further problems.

Contact us for a free estimate on power washing your roof.

Services Provided

Our soft wash capabilities allow us to safely clean all types of roof:

  • Metal Roofs
  • Asphalt Shingle Roofs
  • Clay & Concrete Tile Roofs

We offer free estimates, and would love to help you care for your roof.

Common Questions & Answers

What does it mean to “soft wash” a roof?

Soft washing uses chemical treatments to remove algae and stains from your roof. These are a safe & gentle option that protects your roof.

What are the benefits of soft washing a roof?

Soft washing is the right way to wash a roof, pressure & power washing can cause damage and void your roof’s warranty.

Should I pressure wash my roof?

You should never pressure wash a roof, as it can cause damage and void your warranty. We only soft wash roofs.

Why do I need professional power washing services?

The equipment and expertise needed to wash a roof is expensive, and climbing on your roof can be dangerous. Our professionals have the tools to safely clean your roof.

What is black streak removal?

The black streaks or stains you often see on your roof, are usually a type of algae called Gloeocapsa magma. This algae can cause premature aging of your shingles.

We can help you remove these black streaks.

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