Roof Cleaning Keeps Your Roof In Peak Condition

As the events of the last couple of months have proven, hurricane seasons are always unpredictable. The 2018 hurricane season started off with a whimper but will now include two of the worst storm impacts in recent memory with Hurricanes Florence and Michael. You might be asking, “What does having your roof cleaned have to do with preparing for a hurricane?” The answer is – plenty. While it’s not a service that will make a difference once a hurricane is bearing down on your home, having Lighthouse Softwash regularly clean the roof of your home on Hilton Head Island can have an impact on how your roof performs during the storm. Let us explain.

Roof Cleaning Maintains The Quality Of Your Roof

Have you ever come across a boat sitting in the water that is covered in dirt? Perhaps the deck is moldy, the hull is covered in barnacles, it’s clear that the boat has not been maintained. Would it give you pause to step foot on that vessel? Would you expect your foot to sink thru the deck? Perhaps. Why? Because we know that when something isn’t maintained, isn’t cleaned, it does not hold up over time. Dirt, mold, and algae are destructive and can weaken any surface. This is true of your roof as well. Our soft wash roof cleaning service is the best way to remove any buildups on your roof before they have a chance to weaken the overall structure, thus maintaining the structural integrity of your shingles so that they are in their best condition to defend against whatever Mother Nature might throw at your home. So, what buildups are the most harmful?

Black Streaks On Your Roof? Eliminate Them!

Drive through most neighborhoods in Hilton Head or even Bluffton and you’re sure to see roofs with what appear to be long black streaks extending down from the spine of the roof. No it’s not mineral runoff, and it’s not dirt either. It’s an invasive bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma, and it’s here to eat your shingles. Literally. This bacteria feeds on the filler material in your shingles (which is usually limestone). As it does, it leaves behind a weakened, brittle shingle that is much more susceptible to damage from impacts and high winds. Our soft wash roof cleaning service uses low pressure and specially formulated, environmentally friendly cleansers to eradicate 100% of these bacteria before they can do further damage to your shingles.

Hilton Head’s Roof Cleaning Experts

At Lighthouse Softwash, we are dedicated to the principle of delivering the best results. Period. We bring the latest in soft wash technology and years of experience to bear on your home, ensuring that each and every roof cleaning service delivers the same amazing results. So, for this hurricane season and each that follows, make sure your roof is in tip-top condition with soft wash roof cleaning service from Lighthouse Softwash!

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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