The roof of your home or property can be a major contributor to the overall cosmetic appeal of the house or property. If your roofing substrate is dirty and algae-ridden, it can subconsciously make people think the home is dirt or neglected.
Roofs are commonly constructed from either clay roof tiles, metal sheeting, cedar shakes, or the most common asphalt shingles. Each one of these substrates has different characteristics and needs to be clean and restored slightly differently. However, the correct method to clean these roofing materials is by using the most minimal pressure or power water cleaning possible. Excessive high-pressure water cleaning of roofing materials can be extremely harmful to a roof, especially the most common type, asphalt shingles.
If you are looking for soft washing roof cleaning in Nashville, then you can visit equinoxpowercleaning.com/.
Asphalt shingles contain a limestone filler that acts by both reflecting the sun’s ultraviolet rays in the hotter, summer months and also it retains heat and warmth inside the home during the cooler or winter months. Excessive power washing can easily dislodge these limestone fillers, leading to increased heating and cooling energy costs. It can also lead to premature replacement of a roof.
A roof should last up to 25-40 years, however, many roofs are being replaced as early as 15 years or even 10 years due to improper maintenance or lack of maintenance altogether. That is because algae and other micro-organisms will actually eat the limestone filler. If algae, moss, and lichen are allowed to thrive on your roof, they can take over creating havoc and cost you thousands of dollars in replacement costs years before you should be incurring these types of expenses.