What is soft wash roof cleaning and why should I care?
Soft washing roof cleaning is a maintenance program that keeps your roof looking like new and prolongs the life of your roofing system by removing bird droppings, mildew, moss, and algae. Soft wash can be applied to roofs made of shingles, tile or metal and will keep your house cool through the summer months!
So, what does soft wash involve? The process starts with a thorough inspection to determine if any areas need repair from storms or wear-and-tear. Then the surface is thoroughly pressure washed using eco-friendly chemicals that are safe for pets and children in case they come in contact with them. Finally, a sealant is applied which protects against future stains from dirt, mold/mildew, and water damage. This all sounds great but what are the benefits?
Benefits of soft washing
Benefits of soft washing include the removal of bird droppings, mildew, moss, and algae from your roof. Soft washing can also be applied to a range of roof types including shingles, tile, or metal. Soft washing is a maintenance program that keeps your roof looking like new and prolongs the life of your roofing system.
In addition to keeping your roof clean, soft washing can also help keep your house cool during those hot summer months by as much as 30%! This means less air conditioning use and ultimately lower energy bills for you! Soft washing has been used all over North America for over 20 years making this technology one of the safest ways to clean a home’s exterior.
We offer professional soft wash roof cleaning services to homeowners. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to find out more about our soft wash service plan options.
Materials that are suitable for soft washing
You can soft wash roofs made of shingles, tile, and metal. Roofs with asphalt shingles are the best candidates for this type of maintenance program. Asphalt shingles are porous and will absorb water when applied to a roof.
In addition to being unsightly on your rooftop, these elements can damage the integrity of asphalt shingle roofs over time. If you do not rinse or clean them away, they can cause problems such as increased energy costs due to heat retention. The correct application of soft wash roof cleaning is safe for family members and pets because it does not contain harsh chemicals or toxins often found in pressure washing systems. In fact, there are no solvents used at all!
What are the costs involved?
Soft washing costs in the range of $150-$200 per home. If you have a larger roof, this price will be higher. This price can vary if you need an initial clean or are having a regular, ongoing schedule of soft wash.
If your home is suffering from unsightly black streaks, algae, mildew, or moss on the roof, consider having it power washed by a professional. You’ll save time and money in the long run! Soft washing costs between $150 – $200 per home. If you have a larger roof this price will be higher. Prices can vary depending on how much work your roof needs to get up to par again, that is to say if there are large areas that need repairs done instead of just being power washed then this will alter the price somewhat because only certain parts of the roof would be worked on at one time until all damaged areas have been taken care of.
How often should I get my roof soft washed?
Soft wash roof cleaning is an important program for houses in tree-heavy areas with leaves, seeds or fruit that can cause staining on roofs. Asphalt shingles last about 12 to 20 years so you’ll want to consider soft wash roof cleaning after 10 years when the life of your shingles will be coming to an end. Soft washing can prolong the life of your roof by removing moss, algae and mildew from roofs made of metal, tile or asphalt shingles. The process removes debris without any damage to the surface beneath it and allows water through while keeping out all other particles like leaves and seeds. Once a year is generally enough for regular housecleaning and it will keep your roof looking like new.
Soft wash roof cleaning is a maintenance program that keeps your roof looking good and prolongs the life of your roofing system by removing bird droppings, mildew, moss, and algae. It can be applied to roofs made of shingles, tile or metal and will keep your house cool through the summer months! Soft washing also removes debris without any damage to the surface beneath it while keeping out all other particles like leaves and seeds. One time per year should suffice for most houses with regular soft wash programs in place.
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