Roof Soft Washing Benefits
The Top 3 Benefits of Soft Washing Your Roof
Over time, you may notice streaks begin to form on your roof. Maybe these streaks don’t initially bother you — they can be pretty faint at first. Even if the streaks don’t make you cringe, they are a sure sign your roof needs cleaning. A lack of cleaning does not only result in darker, blacker algae streaks, which reduce your home’s curb appeal. It also shortens the lifespan of your roof and reduces its energy efficiency. Having your roof professionally soft washed safely removes stains that are growing.
If you ever decide to sell your home, curb appeal is key. Soft washing the roof improves the curb appeal by removing stains making your roof look new again, and extending the roof’s life. Buyers want a home that looks as gorgeous outside as it does inside, and a clean roof certainly has the well-maintained vibe a buyer is looking for. You’ll have an easier time selling your home, and you may even be able to raise your asking price with a clean roof.
Did you know that it is estimated that 70% of homeowners re-roof their home way too early? Fungi, lichen, and algae that grow into roof shingles shorten the roof’s lifespan. They feed on the limestone deposits, degrading them and making them brittle. This can cut your roof’s lifespan significantly. We use our proprietary algicidal solution to gently remove Gloeocapsa Magma roof stains, moss, lichen, and other organisms that thrive on your roof. Your asphalt shingle roof was designed to last 25-50 years; regular soft washing will save you money by ensuring you get the entire life of your roof.
Dark stained roofs aren’t only unattractive; they can also cause your electric bills to skyrocket in the summertime. Dingy roofs tend to be darker in color, meaning they attract significantly more sunlight than clean roofs. This can cause excess heat to accumulate in your attic and lead to a warmer home and higher electric bills. A roof that has been soft-washed will reduce your cooling costs during those warmer summer months. It preserves and extends its lifespan as well. Plus, who wouldn’t want all the benefits of soft washing a roof?