Roof Cleaning Tips: Why Soft Washing is the Best Method

If you’re a homeowner, odds are good you understand that regular roof cleaning is important. A dirty roof isn’t merely an eyesore. The organisms, contaminants, and debris that make a roof unattractively dirty can also eat away at your shingles. This may lead to a range of costly problems. Along with having to replace the damaged sections of your roofing, you may also have higher energy bills (due to lack of proper insulation), water damage, mold growth (because broken shingles allow water to seep into your home, creating a moist environment for mold to develop in), and much more.

None of this is to say you should handle roof cleaning yourself. At Lighthouse Softwash, offering roof cleaning services to homeowners in the Bluffton, SC area, we want our customers to understand that the soft wash method pros use is ideal for cleaning shingles. This guide will help you better understand why.

Why Soft Washing is the Ideal Roof Cleaning Method

Some exterior surfaces of your home and property, such as a driveway, are durable. It may be appropriate to clean them with power washing equipment because they can withstand that degree of force.

However, that’s not the case with your roofing. The vast majority of residential roofing materials are not durable enough to be cleaned with pressure washing equipment. Attempting to do so will actually result in greater damage most of the time. In an attempt to clean your roofing, you could end up incurring more bills.

That doesn’t need to happen. You simply have to hire roof cleaning experts familiar with the soft wash method.

As you can probably guess based on the name, soft washing a roof doesn’t involve applying water that’s highly-pressurized. The application of water is instead fairly gentle.

You might understandably wonder how this roof cleaning method can deliver thorough results. It does so thanks to eco-friendly detergents. We combine water with special (and safe!) products that have been designed for the specific purpose of removing the contaminants that can build up in your roofing. Doing so ensures your roof will be thoroughly clean without the risk of damage.

It’s also worth noting that, even if your roofing could withstand power washing (which, remember, it almost definitely can’t), power washing equipment can still be dangerous if you don’t have professional experience using it. That degree of pressure can easily cause injury if you were to accidentally aim the nozzle at yourself or someone else when using the equipment. Additionally, there are likely numerous other features and surfaces on your property that could sustain damage if exposed to that much force.

This is yet another reason you should hire roof cleaning professionals who use a soft wash method. They’ll guard against unwanted damage and ensure your safety.

Just make sure you don’t overlook the importance of scheduling this service on a regular basis! Once more, if you don’t have your roof cleaned often, its lifespan will diminish, resulting in greater expenses in the future. On top of that, you may plan on selling your home one day. You’ll have an easier time finding buyers who’ll offer the ideal price if you’ve kept your roof in good condition throughout the years. You can’t underestimate the importance of curb appeal when selling a house.

Bluffton’s Roof Cleaning Experts

Luckily, we at Lighthouse Softwash, offering roof cleaning to homeowners in Bluffton, SC and the surrounding area, make keeping your roof clean and free from damage easy. We’ve earned numerous happy reviews from our customers because we deliver results. To learn more about what we can do for you and your roof, call us today at (843) 304-0019.

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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