Is your home’s roof stained with dark streaks? Is there moss growing on it? It may be time to clean your roof, a simple, affordable process that recaptures your home’s curb appeal and can add years to the life of your roof. Roof cleaning can be a great way to enhance your home’s appearance, especially if you are looking to sell your home.
The roof cleaning process involves special roof cleaners applied with low pressure washing from the top down. It removes all of the stains, without damaging the shingles. Learn more about our roof soft washing services.
1. A Clean Roof Adds Curb Appeal
When your roof looks dirty, it affects everyone’s first impression of your home. You may see dark green or black streaks that stain your roof or that of other houses in your neighborhood. These streaks are caused by fungus or algae. The fungus can also transfer to other parts of your home’s exterior, for example, on the northern, shady side of your home.
If you’re looking to refresh your entire property, you may wish to get your roof, home, deck, sidewalks, pool decking, and driveway cleaned at the same time. You can also choose different intervals for cleaning these surfaces since roof cleaning only needs to take place every few years or when staining becomes visible. Cleaning all of these surfaces truly improves the curb appeal and increases the pride you have in your home.
2. Remove Dirt, Moss & Fungus
Our roof washing products eliminate dirt, algae, and moss with low-pressure roof washing. We have been washing roofs in the Atlanta area for decades and look forward to helping you eradicate roof stains and fungus.
You may see some companies advertising products that prevent staining, such as zinc strips. In our experience, these products aren’t that effective and in fact, they detract from the appearance of your home’s roof. Simply sticking with cleaning your roof every few years will keep your house looking good without adding anything that detracts from your home’s appearance.
3. Affordable Alternative to Reroofing
With the high cost of reroofing a home today, roof cleaning offers an affordable alternative. Why replace the roof if all it needs is a thorough cleaning? Better yet, you will get a good idea of when you need a roof replacement by having it cleaned! With regular cleanings, your roof won’t see the same wear and tear as not having a roof cleaning service.
Advanced technicians provide before and after photos of your roof, so you can judge for yourself. Instead of spending thousands on a new roof, spend a fraction of that to have your roof cleaned by a professional team using low-pressure cleaning methods.
When Is It Time To Get Your Roof Cleaned?
It is a good rule of thumb to have your roof cleaned consistently to keep your roof looking clean and catch any problems before they develop. If you aren’t sure your roof needs a cleaning, there are a few tell tale signs it is time, including:
- Black streaks (Gloeocapsa magma)
- Moss growth
- Discoloration and darkening
- Dirt and grime build up
What Is the Difference Between Soft Washing and Pressure Washing?
You have probably heard of soft washing and pressure washing services for your home, but do you know the difference? Soft washing uses a lower water pressure, making this the better option for softer surfaces. Soft washing is popularly used for roofs, house siding, wood paneling, and more.
If you use a regular pressure washer on your roof, you may actually cause further damage to your shingles. Consequently, the water can cause water damage by seeping through any potential holes or cracks. Using a professional roof cleaning service will prevent all of these potential problems from happening, and our expertise will keep your roof healthy and looking brand new.
Does Soft Washing Damage Roof Tiles?
No, not all pressure soft washing damages roof tiles, but some can. The difference between soft washing and pressure washing can make all the difference. Why risk the damage when you can have Advanced properly service your home with high-quality soft wash roof cleaning? When done on a regular basis, our soft washing practices will prevent costly repairs, algae growth, and any other roof problems homeowners face.
Contact Advanced Pressure & Gutter Today
Advanced Pressure & Gutter can give you all of the benefits of a proper roof cleaning. Whether you need roof cleaning, gutter repairs, or low pressure house washing, the Advanced team will take great care of your home. Let Advanced serve you and your home. Contact us today for a free estimate!