Cleaning the exterior of your home can be a tough and tedious job. Considering your home will be one of your greatest financial investments, taking care of it should take a pretty high priority. But how exactly do you tackle such a big task?
From stains to moss and bacteria, dingy roofs, siding and decks not only look poorly from the curb, but these issues can also contribute to an array of other household problems and even shorten the lifespan of your home. While pressure washing can damage your home and lead to expensive gutter repairs, soft washing is a biodegradable option that can add to your home. Here are the top four reasons you should consider soft washing your home.
The obvious answer is aesthetics. You want your home to look beautiful, and one way to do that is soft washing the roof, siding and deck. Bacteria and algae can grow over time on your siding and roof. Soft washing, applying an eco-friendly biodegradable treatment, will ensure these organisms are completely killed. This way those ugly stains will be properly removed, leaving your home restored to its former beauty.
Those dark stained roofs aren’t only unattractive, they can also be causing your electric bills to skyrocket in the summertime. Dingy roofs tend to be darker in color, meaning they attract significantly more sunlight than clean roofs. This can cause excess heat to accumulate in your attic and lead to a warmer home and higher electric bills. A roof that has been soft washed will reduce your cooling costs during those warmer summer months.
Like we stated above, dirtier roofs attract more sunlight due to their dark color. This not only causes your home to be warmer, it also ages your roof prematurely. The same can go for the siding on your home. Plus, the bacteria, algae and moss will contribute to the degradation of your home and decrease the service life by up to 50 percent. Soft washing not only cleans your home, it preserves and extends the lifespan of it as well. Plus, who wouldn’t want their roof, siding and deck to survive for a long time?
While saving on your cooling costs is a great benefit, another is the impact soft washing has on the environment (or the lack of an impact). We use a biodegradable solution which destroys the offending organisms at their base. There’s no need for damaging chemicals, scraping, brushing or pressure washing your home to achieve the benefits listed above. Our eco-friendly solution is applied with the pressure of a water hose, keeping your home and the environment safe.
Would you like your roof, deck or siding soft washed this summer? Schedule an appointment, and prepare to be amazed with the results.