Roof Protection Tripled With Roof & Gutter Cleaning

Gutter and roof

It's downright uncanny how the number 3 keeps popping up when considering the intricacies of roof cleaning, pressure washing, and soft washing. There's our first set of three. Also consider that the traditional shape for a roof is triangular, a 3-sided shape with sloping sides to fare better in winds, keep water from accumulating and discourage roosting pests. And modern roofs are normally composed of three layers: wood, water-proof barrier, and shingles. Roofing shingles create a watertight, wind-resistant, insulating seal that protects your roof from environmental damage.

Shingles are available in asphalt, metal, wood, clay, or slate. All types protect your home equally well, though some perform better in certain climates. Asphalt shingles usually have granules on them that aid in insulation and are easily blasted off by inexperienced pressure washing contractors, which is why it's important to find a pressure washing contractor that you can trust and who is proficient in soft washing. Besides having a roof that your neighbors will think is brand new, having your roof professionally cleaned provides a number of benefits, but three, in particular, stand out.

Triple your roof protection in three ways with professional soft wash roof cleaning by the pressure washing experts at East TN ProWash.

Structural Integrity

When algae, moss, and mold begin to grow on your roof, inaction is not an option. These forms of bacteria can do damage to your shingles and not dealing with them can cause them to curl and fall or blow off of your roof. Normally shingles should last around 20 years or so, but when they're not properly maintained, all bets are off.

Missing shingles, or bent or damaged flashing around vents and chimneys can allow water to penetrate your roof, and once the water is in, the rot will begin. Organic growth on your roof can threaten the structural integrity of your roof if left to grow and thrive. Don't make the mistake of ignoring the roof over your head, check your roof seasonally for streaks, stains, and organic growth, and take action to extend the life of your expensive roof.

Offense And Defense

Moss, mold, and mildew aren't nature's only weapons against your roof. When roofs are neglected, rotten areas occur and those are great places for pests and rodents to take up residency. The roof of your home can be an entrance for these disease-carrying pests to get into your home and make your life miserable. When it comes to rats, mice, and pests, the best offense is a good defense, and that means regularly scheduled, annual roof maintenance and cleaning.

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association specifically recommends low-pressure bleach or detergent-assisted washing as the preferred method for cleaning asphalt roofs without damage to shingles. The soft washing process uses specialized low-pressure agricultural sprayers to apply environmentally friendly, biodegradable, water-based cleaning solutions formulated specifically for your type of roof. Soft washing is highly effective against:

  • Mold and Mildew
  • Algae and Bacteria
  • Fungus and Moss
  • Bird Droppings and Disease-Carrying Organisms
  • Leaf, Pollen, and Smoke Stains and Discoloration

Costs: Now And Later

Saving money is always a blessing, but sometimes you have to do the math to realize what you're saving. Being proactive and having your roof inspected, cleaned, and maintained will save you big bucks by getting the most out of one of the most expensive items on your property to repair or replace.

Think beyond the already daunting monetary cost of roof replacement and consider the inconvenience to you and your family if the roof needs to be replaced. Soft wash roof cleaning is like an investment in the life of your roof, a relatively minuscule investment when compared to the possible future costs of ignoring the roof over your head.


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