Professional Roof Cleaning Services
We realize the importance of keeping your property’s exterior looking clean, fresh and inviting. However, most property owners do not know how critical it is to keep your roof clean and debris-free. Without the proper roof cleaning, debris, dirt, grime, creosote, and various types of algae and mold, such as Gloeocapsa Magma, will build up, causing severe damage to the roof over time. A dirty roof can also reduce longevity and void your warranty. High-pressure power washing or power washing can also cause severe damage to the shingles or shakes. The preferred method for cleaning roofs is soft washing with low pressure.
Causes of Unsightly Stains on Roof
We often attribute a dirty roof to the accumulation of dirt and debris, but other factors can damage a roof.
For one, weather plays a significant role in affecting a roof’s lifespan. When the weather is warm, and the humidity is high, mold and mildew accumulation increases. Also, the roofing of homes facing the north and west are more prone because the shade allows moisture to accumulate, which is ideal for algae growth.
Have you noticed dark black streaks on your asphalt shingle roof? This is a blue-green algae called Gloeoscapsa Magma and is spread by airborne spores. Due to these spores being airborne, believe it or not, they can spread from rooftop to rooftop throughout the neighborhood. It starts with a few un-noticeable tiny spots and will become visible in a few months. These spores are not harmful in itself; however, over a period of time, the algae will cause the protective UV granules that cover roofing shingles to decay and come off the roof. It is essential to treat the spores to kill them and keep the roof surface clean.
Importance of Roof Cleaning
Regularly cleaning a roof is critical to expanding its longevity, cleanliness and beauty. Algae will cause your roof to deteriorate rapidly and fail long before it should. In addition, moss absorbs and holds water and lifts shingles over time. In addition, you may not realize that black algae cause more heat to be absorbed from the sun, increasing your energy cost when trying to cool your home during the summer months.
To sum it up, keeping your roof clean prolongs its life, prevents costly roof replacement and can lower energy utility bills.
How Roof Cleaning Is Done
At Optimal Power Washing, LLC, our professionally trained employees specialize in low-pressure chemical cleaning that kills the algae at its roots and spores. Our low-pressure application of a non-toxic, environmentally friendly chemical will not harm your children, animals or plants, followed by a low-pressure rinse. We always make effective green practices one of our top priorities.
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