Why you should softwash Your Roof

Your roof serves a very valuable purpose. It provides your family and/or tenants protections from the elements of sun, wind, and rain. It also contributes greatly to your curb appeal. There are many roof types in Florida including asphalt shingle, Clay tile, Cement Tile, Metal Roofing, Concrete Tile, and TPO Membranes. No matter which roof system you have the constant exposure of dirt, dust, grime and organics provide a nutrient base for the growth of mildew and mold. The streaks that are staining your roof are a bacteria know as Gleocapsa Magma. The main culprit for roof staining throughout our state and why you should softwash your roof.

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Wish I had a temperature gun to show what a positive impact you get from removing those dark black mold layers

 These contaminants can destroy your roof and your wallet. Over time, the integrity of your roof will diminish if you leave it dirty with visible stains. After neglecting these impurities for a stretch of time, moss and lichens will appear. These biological invaders are feeding on your roof and if improperly maintained will shorten its life span by several years. Still need reasons why you should softwash your roof? How many of us want to replace our roofs earlier than anticipated? The algae, mold, mildew, bacteria, lichens and moss directly decompose/break down roofing materials. Hiring a professional Softwashing company like The Pressure Kru, Inc. to handle your roof cleaning now could ultimately save you more money in the f uture. 

 Insurance Coverage Loss 

Your home or business is more than likely the most expensive item that you own. Your insurance is there to protect you and your assets in the event of a disaster. However, there are several insurance companies who will discontinue your entire insurance policy simply because your roof has not shown preventative maintenace. Cleaning your roof could save you a lot of time and stress in the future. When it comes to a new roof installation, most of them are covered under a roofing warranty. This is great to have in case of an accident or improper installation. Unfortunately, it does nothing to help you keep your roof clean. Most roofing warranties come with strict guidelines that must be followed to ensure your warranty isn’t voided. 

 Most roofing companies will null your warranty due to damage done by the high power pressure washer. It is crucial to qualify your roof cleaning company to make sure that your roof is properly cleaned without the risk of losing your warranty. This is a great reason why you should softwash your roof by a professional.

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 The Power of Softwashing 

In the professional roofing industry, it is a fact that soft washing is the best solution for cleaning a roof. Softwashing is a unique form of cleaning since it does not involve using a high pressured power washer. Soft washing is the act of using a non-pressure bio-degradable, eco-friendly solution to clean your roof top and your home’s exterior. This solution sinks into the cracks and pores of your roof and destroys the mold and mildew at the core without damaging your roof system. The low pressure chemical soft washing application process ensures the safety and longevity, not to mention it keeps your home or business curb appeal looking its best. 

Read more about the basic concepts of roof cleaning here