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It’s inevitable. Dirt, moss, and algae build up on your roof throughout the year, and there is absolutely no way to prevent it.
At best, a dirty roof reduces the curb appeal of your home. When your house looks less attractive from the street, it affects the resell cost and overall value of your home, and it negatively impacts the rest of your neighborhood.
Your rooftop protects your home, your family, and your belongings from the elements. That’s why it’s essential to keep up with preventative maintenance and clean your roof regularly.
Cleaning your roof on your own is a challenging undertaking. When you combine ladders, fragile roof tiles, and pressure washers, it seems as if you’ve got a recipe for disaster or serious property damage.
Pressure Perfect’s experienced technicians use a variety of techniques to clean your roof. Our knowledge and methods don’t damage your roof. Best of all, we will leave it spotless. Plus, as a fully insured company, everything is covered in the rare instance an accident occurs.
We are your experts for pressure washing services in Sarasota. If you’re still unsure if (or why) you need our help, keep reading. We dig deep into the many benefits of and reasons for regularly cleaning your roof.
Common Problems That Indicate
Have you noticed black streaks along your roof? These stains come from a form of algae named “Gloecapsa Magma.” Typically, these algae thrive on the north side of your roof from all of the extra sun exposure.
These algae hotspots absorb sunlight into the roof’s surface instead of reflecting the rays as originally intended. When the roof absorbs this much sunlight, your house becomes warmer. This increase in temperature leads to higher cooling costs.
Furthermore, if left untreated long enough, the algae can damage the shingles and other parts of the roof.
Black, brown, or dark green blotches on the roof indicate mold growth. Mold is a fungus that develops in moisture deposits on the surface. Not only does it detract from the property’s exterior appearance, but it also brings negative impacts to the structure of your house and the health of your family.
Exposure to mold causes long-term health problems and hard to treat diseases. Plus, it will eat away at your roof, causing significant, costly damage. For both issues, the longer the mold goes unchecked, the worse it will become.
Mildew creates a powdery appearance on your roof in a variety of colors. It might appear black, light grey, or even pink. This fungus grows faster than any of the other harmful growth you see on top of your house. As such, you must take care of it as quickly as possible.
Poor drainage is the primary cause of mildew growth. But sometimes, fixing that issue is not feasible. That’s why regular pressure cleaning is key for preventing mildew on your roof.
Lichens and Moss
Green, furry growth on the roof indicates the presence of moss and lichens. Lichens are a collection of green circles, while moss is a fuzzy green covering that spreads along the surface. Both of these organisms grow best in shaded, damp areas.
Moss and lichen dig into the shingles to anchor themselves in place and to prevent the wind or rain from blowing them away. The damage caused by this rooting will require a roof repair or replacement sooner than would be otherwise necessary.
Benefits of Getting Your Roof
Low-Pressure: The Key to Safely Cleaning Your Roof
Shingles and other roof tiles are fragile. That’s why you should hire a professional team, like Pressure Perfect, to get the job done correctly and damage-free. Our technicians practice “soft wash” methods that prevent damage to the roof.
Other companies (or less experienced cleaners) will use a pressure washer. The resulting forceful stream of water will get the area clean, but it is likely to damage your roof in the process.
Eliminate Safety Concerns
Cleaning the roof on your own brings many hazards.
First, you’re on a ladder, a position that is notorious for accidents. If the ladder slips and falls, you can hurt yourself or your property. Every year, there are numerous ladder accidents with homeowners trying to take on projects themselves.
Then, consider the heavy-duty equipment you’re using while on that ladder. Pressure washers are a bit dangerous. When used incorrectly, they expose you to the risk of injury to your person or your home.
It is best to leave your roof washing to the trained professionals.
Extend the Life of Your Roof
Regularly cleaning your roof extends its life. This preventative maintenance keeps you from facing expensive repairs or an early roof replacement in the future.
You’ll save money by fixing the issues before they cause irreparable damage. You can’t prevent fungi or bacteria from growing, but you can stop them from destroying your roof.
Increased Curb Appeal
There’s a direct relationship between the curb appeal of your home and its resale value. A house that looks great shows potential buyers that you have taken good care of the property.
Even if you’re not planning to sell your home, its appearance matters. Neighborhoods with higher home values experience lower rates of crime.
No Expensive Repairs or Replacements
Cleaning your roof costs only a fraction of a full roof replacement. Often, when someone recommends that a roof should be replaced, a proper pressure washing is all it truly needs. You can restore the original beauty of the tiles while removing the damaging contaminants like algae, mold, and mildew.
A cleaning from Pressure Perfect will extend the life of your roof significantly. Regularly cleaning the top of your home eliminates the elements slowly breaking down your roof. Not only will you prevent further damage from harmful fungi, but it will also look like new.
We offer a free roof cleaning quote for all of our customers. There are zero risks while you decide if washing is what your home needs, or if a replacement is indeed required.
With our years of experience, highly trained staff, and free estimates, we are your go-to experts for all pressure washing services in Sarasota.