While people are focused on cleaning their homes, roof cleaning is the last thing on anyone’s mind. This is because cleaning a roof takes more time and effort; its accessibility is difficult, and safety precautions for this task are tedious. Although our roof is our main protection, we sometimes forget that it is the most exposed part of our home. It is regularly frequented by birds and storms, and other elements and can become very dirty in a very short time. Roofs are properly engineered with necessary heat and light absorption in mind; a dirty residue can alter that and lead to further complications. You do not need to worry, however. We are here to curb all such doubts and to make sure no such complications arise on your rooftops.
Why is it necessary?
If roofs are left uncleaned and unchecked, destructive growth such as moss, fungi, and algae tend to form. This can not only lead to health issues for residents but also attract bugs and insects, which can further complicate matters. Not to mention, the general aesthetics of the building becomes unclean and unsanitary. Moreover, the presence of photosynthesis on your roof can heavily increase the chances of damage to the roof structure and materials. This damage can vary in its types and will then have to be dealt with accordingly.
Moisture damage is perhaps the most common. Exposure to plant life such as algae and fungi can increase vulnerability towards moisture absorption on the roof. This can lead to seepage into walls and floors underneath, which will be the cause of more mold and water damage inside the building.
Tiles and shingles, which are the most common item for roof building, undergo specific long-term damage due to moss and algae presence. They are properly structured and placed in a pattern, but the damage causes the tiles and shingles to separate. This creates crevices and cracks in your roof. We all know what that means; roof leakages and holes that will allow any rain, dirt, or storm to find its way inside.
So, if left uncleaned, Harmful Algae on the roof can be a cumbersome menace to deal with. To save your roof from future destruction and yourself from all such maintenance and repair costs, it is vital to keep your roof clean and do it regularly.
Types of Roofs
The type of material with which a roof has been created is crucial information before it can undergo any cleaning operations. To put it bluntly, not every method is suitable for all materials, and some can even lead to further damage to the roofs if applied without proper understanding. This is one of the reasons why roof washing must be left to professionals like us.
Shingles are one of the most common roof materials. They are low cost and durable and used for residential buildings. They are coated with asphalt and ceramics, which gives them the ability to be more resistant to elemental damage.
PVC is a type of thermoplastic material that is used for creating roofs of commercial buildings. It is a low-cost and long-term solution. Since it is an artificially constructed material, it is prone to chemicals and can undergo increased damage if not properly cleaned.
Metal roofs are some of the more rare types of roofs. This is because they are more expensive than other options out there. However, they are considered to be among the strongest and most durable materials. That being said, metal is most susceptible to moisture because it can rust!
It is quite clear that the damage to a roof is directly dependent on the type of material with which it was built. Similarly, the type of cleaning is also entirely dependent on the roof materials. Moisture, early signs of algae, and moss such as black streaks and bird waste all require separate methods to be cleaned. Knowing which process to use and when to use it is a choice to be made, which is why it is recommended that you should leave this task for us to handle.
Why Professional Cleaners
The Internet is a funny thing. You will find many guides and articles regarding DIY methods of roof cleaning. But they fail to mention the complications and dangers involved. Let us clear that up for you.
Environmental concerns: When roof cleaning, certain products, and chemicals are used that help in getting rid of the Harmful Algae more efficiently. Sometimes it’s only the chemicals that may work. However, if the wrong type of chemical is used, it will end up being counterproductive. You may clean your roof, but the chemicals used can damage the roof itself. Sometimes it can even damage the surrounding infrastructure such as plants or glass windows, or anything else in the vicinity.
Roof Warranty: When a roof is made, the contractor is liable to provide all relevant info such as the material with which it was made, how it should be cleaned and what will void the claim of warranty on it. He is also liable to provide some recommendations for proper maintenance of the roof. One should always consider those recommendations before doing anything such as cleaning or repair.
Safety: Most crucial safety precaution is fall protection. You need to know where to step or not to step and have backup methods implemented to save yourself from falling and fall damage. You should know how to use any equipment the right way and keep yourself from falling while using them.
These are only a few factors that must be considered during roof cleaning. As it is clear that it is a dangerous task for the untrained, which is why you should let professionals handle it who know what they are doing.
We at GoServices are experienced professionals in roof cleaning and roof washing. We understand all the complicated stuff that you don’t need to get into, and we can get the job done for your complete satisfaction.
Roof washing can be done with various processes such as power cleaning or pressure washing. However, our specialty is soft washing. It is a revolutionary method that has proven to be the most efficient, and at the same time, is least destructive to the roof and its surroundings. It involves the use of low-pressure water combined with certain chemicals to remove Harmful Algae. The chemicals involved are 100% eco-friendly and cause no destruction to tiles, shingles, or metals involved. To top it off, they do not leave any residual odors.
Our soft washing method can get rid of all types of moss, algae, and mildew easily, and it ensures a spotless roof without any black streaks. It is perfectly safe for all roof types, leaves no lingering chemical presence, and does not damage anything in the vicinity, such as plants and property.
Give us a call, and then simply sit back while we make use of our special soft washing methods to return your home to its former beauty.
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