Pressure Washing Over the Years
Many of the stains on roofs aren’t even dirt – they are algae, mold, mildew and bacteria that have embedded themselves into the cracks and crevices of each shingle. The end effect is an unsightly green or brown pattern that makes the roof look striped. This makes the entire house appear unkempt and may even depreciate the value of your home.
As technology has progressed over time on the types of materials used in creating roof shingles, so has the technology on maintaining the quality and life of those shingles. Two decades ago, the first method of soft-washing consisted of spraying a concoction of sodium hypochlorite, water, and a couple of other chemicals from an agricultural tank sprayer. Since then, the systematic process of washing a roof has been revolutionized.
Why soft wash over pressure wash?
Think of the torrential hail storms that bulldoze their way in during the colder months. They wreak havoc on the paint and windows and roofs of our homes. When a roof is washed using pressure, it’s similar to creating a centralized hailstorm directly on your roof – no matter where you live. This compromises the integrity of each shingle and causes it to lose its sole purpose: to protect your home. So, to prevent that from happening to your roof, the best and safest method is soft washing.
Soft washing uses a shingle-safe solution to attack the fungus and bacteria that are multiplying and taking residence on your roof rather than using high pressure to spray them off. The solution breaks down these microbes on contact with no scrubbing necessary, but are not harmful to the shingle itself.
Mold, mildew, algae, fungus, bacteria, viruses, germs, mosses, lichens, insects, and organic soiling cannot simply be sprayed away. They need to be treated and broken down, not merely “blown away” by pressure so they aren’t visible.
At Affordable Pressure Wash Solutions, we offer a safe and affordable way of maintaining the longevity and value of your roof. A good, professional roof cleaning every few years may make a substantial difference in your pocketbook in years to come. Call us today to request a free estimate!