Roof Cleaning from the Ground

Roofs can be the perfect accent to your home, making them unique. Perhaps the roof was the reason you were drawn to your home in the first place. However, roofs are not just for aesthetics. In fact, roofs are arguably the most important part of the structure of your home. They are crucial to protecting the inside, and protecting you. Roofs are an important part of every building as it protects the structure and the property from rain, hail, and heat. In times of storms, Nor’easters, and hurricanes, your roof can save your life. This is why it's so important to have a clean, fully functioning roof. Over time, roofs can become damaged due to prolonged exposure to rays from the sun, rainwater, wind, and debris. The roofing shingles, which tend to have sponge-like qualities, can potentially trap moisture and may result in mold growth. The mold can deteriorate the shingles, rendering your roof damaged and eventually ineffective. Once the outer coating of the shingles is covered with the mold, the roof shingles lose their ability to protect your home. Your roof will leak, and eventually the integrity of the roof will degrade and it will collapse.

Often times, mold can look like green or black lumps that form on your roof. These lumps can grow and form into other tinier branches and streaks. Not only is the mold unsightly, but it can also damage your roof. In order to prevent your roof from becoming damaged, your roof requires proper cleaning. Pressure washing from the ground can be an excellent way to protect your roof from damage to its surface and roofing shingles. 

Unfortunately, however, many do-it-your-selfers around Lakewood Ranch have found that pressure washing can damage the roofing shingles. Pressure Washing requires a trained professional to gage how much pressure to apply to which surface. Unproperly washing your roofs can damage the shingles more than the mold did, leading to loss of integrity in the roof, leaving you in need of a new one. To avoid this, it's best hire a professional who has been trained in how much pressure is necessary.