5 Reasons to Soft Wash the Roof of Your Home
Updated: Jun 10, 2022
Your roof is your home’s first line of protection against elements. It needs to be kept in a good condition always in order to protect your family, property and ensure its longevity. A good and professional pressure wash on your roof is the best way to ensure it stays in top condition.
1. Roof Longevity
Soft washing your roof helps preserve its shingles or tiles; ensuring it lives long and saves you money. As years go by, debris, algae, mold, lichens and mildew slowly build up on your roof and cause discoloration on the materials making it up. They also interfere with the waterlines on your roof and hamper water collection. If not checked and cleaned up in time, these materials can cause damage to your roof and prompt you to have it replaced. Get a professional pressure wash on your roof and protect your investment for years to come.
2. Prevent infestations and ensure the health of your home
Algae and mold infestations can spread from your roof and into the attic area, hence interfering with your air condition system. They can promote health concerns such as causing allergies to your family and pets. They can also lead to the rotting of the roof’s support system.
The pile up of materials such as fallen leaves, dust, twigs, dirt, and other materials can also attract crawling insects and even small rodents that enter your home through the deteriorating roof shingles.
3. Energy savings
A roof that is in poor condition causes you higher energy bills. For example, if your roof is covered by algae and has plenty of rotten shingles, it won’t reflect the sun. A roof needs to reflect the sun in order to keep the attic and home cooler, hence helping you save on heating and cooling energy bills.
4. Improve your home’s aesthetic appeal
Definitely this is one of the reasons why pressure washing is necessary, if not important. Accumulation of the materials that we have mentioned above causes the roof to look dirty, discolored, mossy and un-kept. Washing all these materials away restores the curb appeal of the roof to its original pristine condition. This can help a great deal when selling your home.
5. Homeowners insurance
Your home insurance company wants to know that your property is well taken care of and maintained to ensure it can withstand elements such as high winds and rain. Remember, washing your roof can help identify some hidden problems that need urgent repairs.
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