The Benefits of Roof Pressure Washing
Roofs are often one of the most overlooked parts of a home, but they play an important role in protecting your family and property. Therefore, it is so important to maintain your roof by pressure washing it on a regular basis. Just like every other part of the exterior, dirt and debris can accumulate over time which can lead to serious problems with leaks or mold growth. In this blog, we’ll be discussing the benefits of roof pressure washing!
Regularly power washing your roof will not only keep these issues from happening but will also help you avoid costly repairs down the road! All roofs need some type of upkeep, whether that be power washing them or repairing shingles as needed. However, you decide to take care of your roof’s needs – make sure that you are using the best equipment available to clean your roof properly. Having a professional come out and perform this task can be very costly, but you also don’t have the knowledge, or the equipment needed to do it yourself. It’s essential that you can use the right amount of water pressure when cleaning your roof, so make sure you have enough before starting. It’s also important to make sure that you are using a roof cleaning solution that will not damage or discolor your roof in any way but is still strong enough to remove all the dirt and debris from even the toughest roofs.
Pressure washers use a powerful pump which forces water out through a special nozzle at a very high pressure. The water is forced out with such velocity that it will easily remove all dirt and debris from your roof, but without causing any damage to the surface. Be sure to locate all gutters and downspouts before turning on your pressure washer so you can avoid spraying them accidentally. It’s also important to remember that over-spray from a pressure washer can cause damage to any windows, cars, siding or other delicate surfaces near your roof.
A safe and effective way to remove mold and moss from your roof is by using a bleach-based solution as opposed to chlorine. If you use a bleach-based solution as directed, it will kill the roots of the moss without causing damage to any surrounding vegetation. This is also far less toxic than chlorine which means that your kids and pets are more likely to be able to remain outside while you do this task. You should never use a pressure washer on wood shake roofs as they are very porous and easily damaged if exposed to water under high pressure – always check with a professional before attempting this on a shake roof yourself!
As you can see, roof pressure washing is one of the best ways to keep your home’s exterior looking great and lasting for many more years. It’s also an ideal way to maintain the appearance of stucco, brick, stone, and cedar siding which will last for a very long time when treated with care and attention.
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