It’s that time of year again! Most homeowners allot springtime to clean their homes in hopes of capturing the look and feel of a brand new one. However, while the interior is usually given meticulous attention, the exterior tends to be ignored—especially the roof. South Florida weather, from thunderstorms to hurricanes, can leave our roofs dirty, damaged, and in desperate need of some TLC. So, for Spring this year, consider treating your suffering roof to a professional cleaning from an insured pressure washing company. Here are six, important reasons why:
1. Improve Your Roof’s Appeal
Everyone secretly wants their home to be the envy of their neighbors, but that dream can be far off when your roof has noticeable wear and tear, and dirt streaks are running down the side. By having your roof pressure cleaned, your home will look as new as the day it was built. Before you know it, everyone will be asking, “what’s your secret?”
2. Increase Your Roof’s Longevity
The strength and shine of any roof inevitably fades with time, especially if it goes untreated. You can breathe new life into your suffering shingles by having your roof cleaned with a 100% biodegradable soft-wash formula guaranteed to strengthen and shine. Think of it as mouthwash for your roof!
3. Avoid Roof Replacement
Having your roof pressure washed periodically by a professional is considerably more affordable than having it replaced every few years. A small investment in keeping your roof clean will pay off dividends in the long run.
4. Lower Your Energy Costs
If your roof is left untreated, the heat adsorbed by the tiles can affect the overall temperature of your home, resulting in additional use of your cooling system. By removing stains and leaving a reflective surface behind after a pressure cleaning, roof temperatures will decrease and have less of an impact on your energy bill.
5. Prevent Future Damage to Your Roof
Leaving your roof untreated for long periods of time risks the development of problems that go beyond shingle cracking and tile dulling. The accumulation of growths like algae, moss, and lichen contribute heavily to roof wear and tear. Having your roof cleaned will wash pesky plants away and keep any cracks from growing.
6. Protect Your Health
Pressure washing not only maintains the health of your roof, but also the health of everyone living beneath it. Mold and other potentially harmful allergens can build up over time if the roof is left untreated, and can trigger a multitude of health problems like throat irritation, skin irritation, and even respiratory problems.
Our South Florida roofs withstand a range of weather conditions throughout the year, from extreme sun exposure to tropical storms. Roofs protect us from these conditions, and yet we ignore their maintenance until the time comes for repairs. So, why not treat your roof with the same care as the inside of your home? If you’re interested in power washing services for your roof, or if you have any questions, call Pressure Cleaning Services today at (239) 287-7261.