Pressure Washing Residential Roofs

Have you ever thought about pressure cleaning your roof? Even if you have your home cleaned, you may not have realized how important it is to include the roof in this task. Pressure washing your roof can extend the life and keep your home a safe and beautiful place to live for many years.

Power Washing Your Home’s Roofing

Your roof is one of the most important elements of your home. It protects the rest of the structure, and it often takes a big hit in storms. You can extend the life of your roof by keeping it clean. Water usually flows throguh your home’s gutter system, but sometimes rain can pool in areas on your roof resulting in the growth of mold and mildew as well as algae. Not only does this look unattractive as the mold and algae spreads, but it can harm your roof or gutter system and damage any underlying areas if not taken care of. If you don’t get a roof and gutter cleaning on a regular basis, the algae and mold will damage the shingles or metal, which means they will be less effective keeping out rain. Your home will be costlier to heat and cool because the shingles are designed to insulate the building. You will also need to replace the roof sooner, which is an added expense. Another concern is that the mold and algae can spread to the vents and other openings in the roof, which allows it to get inside your home. In a dark area, the mold and algae can grow even faster, which means your home isn’t safe and your family will be more likely to get sick as they breathe in the mold. Cleaning your roof regularly helps prevent these issues.

Professional Power Washing in Charlotte, NC

Sure, you can find pressure washers to rent or buy and do the job yourself. However, it’s not recommended to be a DIY job, especially on the roof. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can cause more damage to your roof. A professional residential pressure washing company knows what techniques to use and even what angle the washer should be at to protect the shingles as it cleans them. While water can often do the job of cleaning your roof, cleaning products may be needed in certain circumstances. A professional company will know which products may be used without voiding your roof warranty or causing damage. Professionals also know where to clean even if you can’t see the mold or algae. There are many hidden areas on a roof where these elements can hide, and the pros know how to do a thorough roof inspection to ensure it’s completely clean when the job is finished. Include roof cleaning in your preventative maintenance schedule to extend the life of the house and to prevent further issues in the future. If you haven’t had your roof inspected or cleaned for a while or at all, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give Washh a call at 704.321.8000 or contact us online to find out more about our residential pressure washing services and get your roof cleaned. Protect your roof and home with pressure washing today.