Sometimes It Pays to Be Soft

BY Jul, 09 2015
Category: Home Maintenance
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Sometimes It Pays To Be Soft

Cleaning your roof’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.

We hate to break it to you, but not all roof cleaning services were created equal. While a quick Google search may prompt you to look into pressure washing for all your roof cleaning needs, we’re here to tell you about a safer, softer, more eco-friendly alternative: soft washing.

Why Clean Your Roof

Over time, your roof can become stained and can leave ugly black streaks with layers of bacteria, fungus and moss underneath. This bacteria develops a root system and eats your shingles away, slowly decomposing the roof. In fact, the growth of microorganisms can cause your roof to lose as much as 50% of its lifespan. Annual roof cleanings can help remove some of the stains and can even save you as much on 40% off your monthly electric bill. That can add up to nearly $500 a year in savings!

A Soft Touch Is the Best Touch

While pressure washing can be great for getting all the guck and grime off mossy driveways and dirty concrete, roofs are a different story. That’s because pressure washers can actually damage your roof and can void your existing shingle warranties. Also, no matter how well the pressure washing cleans the roof, algae, bacteria and fungus will still be present at the microbial level and may grow back.

Instead of blasting them with a pressure washer, a better approach is to use a soft wash service.

Maintaining your roof with a soft wash system will extend its life substantially. Soft washing does not cause the wear and tear that pressure washing can. Even better, soft wash services actually treat the cause of the problem instead of merely scraping away discoloration.

Soft Wash: The Green Approach

With our system, small 12-volt pumps and a biodegradable solution are delivered with the pressure of a garden hose, which destroys the offending organisms at their roots. There’s no need for harsh scraping or brushing; our eco-friendly solution does all the work. This solution has been approved by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association and all major shingle manufacturers, including GAF.

Whether your roof is made of asphalt shingles, slate, tile, shake, metal or membrane, don’t just clean it; preserve and extend its lifespan with our soft wash service!

So what are you waiting for? Head over to our Roof Cleaning page to learn more about how our soft wash service can thoroughly clean and help extend the life of your roof today.

 Check out a few more before and after photos.



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