Metal Roof Cleaning – Must Do Home Maintenance

On the list of periodic must-do home maintenance items, cleaning the roof may not be something that you think about regularly, at least, not until it becomes an eyesore. However to keep your metal roof not only looking great but doing its job you need to have it cleaned periodically. This is especially true if your home has a metal roof AND you live in and around dense vegetation. It doesn’t take long to notice that natural elements like mold and oak pollen adhere to the surface of your metal roof. While metal roofs are known for their durability and strength, they still require regular maintenance in order to preserve their longevity.

Metal Roof Cleaning – Does My Home Need It?

Metal roofs are often subject to the same types of dirt and debris that you’ll find on clay and asphalt roofs. If you see streaks, pollen or mold on your roof, it needs to be cleaned. If your metal roof is painted, that painted surface is your roofs primary defense against corrosion and early degradation. That layer of paint is a dynamic surface at the microscopic level, and creates an ideal location for contaminants to thrive. Allowing them to do so will lead to areas of corrosion, which not only weakens the roof but also decreases its energy efficiency. This means that you will end up paying more to heat and cool your home!

How Does Lighthouse Do The Work In A Safe Manner?

Don’t let anyone power wash your roof! High PSI will prematurely and unnecessarily remove surface layers of your roof’s paint. That’s why we use a low pressure/high volume system that gently cleans your roof. During our metal roof cleaning process we kill the mold, scrub every foot of your roof with a soft bristled brush, and rinse away the dead debris without any extra wear and tear on your roof.

Don’t let anyone walk around on your roof while washing it. Without the aid of safety ropes and specially designed footwear, there is no safe way to walk on a metal roof while washing it because the cleaning agents used add viscosity to an already slippery surface. When necessary, we use a commercial lift for greater reach, safety, and efficiency. We always follow the cleaning guidelines established by the nations’ leading metal roofing manufacturers.

Your Local Metal Roof Cleaning Experts

A dirty roof can detract from your home’s curb appeal and resale value, while potentially harboring water and other corroding materials that can cause your metal roof to rust. This fact alone makes cleaning your metal roof an essential part of your normal home maintenance process and should be done at least once a year for optimal performance and shine. Additionally, when performed by experts, routine washes also help identify any trouble spots with your roof before they become bigger problems.

For years homeowners in the Bluffton and Hilton Head, SC areas have been counting on the metal roof cleaning experts at Lighthouse Softwash. We have the tools, knowledge and expertise to get your roof looking brand new in a professional and safe manner.

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Jacob Tuttle

Lighthouse owner Jacob Tuttle graduated from Savannah Arts Academy and received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Jacob has been in the commercial and residential cleaning business since 2003, and in 2014, moved to Bluffton, South Carolina with his wife, Jessica, and their two children to form Lighthouse Exterior Cleaning Solutions. Jacob is a Certified Lead Technician through the industry’s leading educational resource, Softwash Systems, LLC.

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