Soft Wash Roof Cleaning: Essential Dos and Don’ts

Anyone who lives in Hilton Head, SC knows this is a remarkably beautiful area. You can help ensure the region stays beautiful by keeping your property clean.

This involves regularly cleaning surfaces that are exposed to the elements, such as your roof. However, roof cleaning isn’t necessarily a simple task. It requires a certain understanding of the unique needs of dirty roofing materials. At Lighthouse Soft Wash, offering soft wash roof cleaning services to Hilton Head, SC homeowners, our experts encourage keeping the following tips in mind when your roof needs cleaning.

The Dos And Don’ts of Soft Wash Roof Cleaning

Don’t ignore the problem

When your roof is dirty, your home isn’t just an eyesore. In the long run, it’s also a potential source of major headaches, frustration, and financial strain if you ignore any blemishes.

Dark streaks or similar blemishes are often signs that roof algae has begun to accumulate on your roof. If you don’t clean it away, it will attract additional organisms and debris that eat away at your shingles.

This can negatively impact your bank account in many ways. Naturally, if your roofing has begun to break down, you’ll need to replace it sooner than expected. Before you do, however, your home may not be properly insulated or protected from the elements. This can result in high energy bills, water damage, mold growth, (because mold thrives in most environments), and a range of expensive problems.

Don’t use power or pressure washing equipment

Many homeowners make the mistake of trying to clean their own roofs with power or pressure washers. This is very often a bad idea. Most common residential roofing materials aren’t durable enough to withstand the force of pressure washing. If you try to pressure wash your roof, you’ll likely cause accidental damage.

Don’t simply rinse it with a garden hose

Pressure washing your roof may damage it, but that doesn’t mean you can simply clean it with a garden hose instead. Giving your roof a minor rinse with a garden hose won’t clean it thoroughly enough. You need to use specialized tools and techniques to ensure the best possible results.

Do strongly consider hiring soft wash roof cleaning experts

Unwanted damage or minimal results are not problems you need to worry about when you hire our soft wash roof cleaning professionals at Lighthouse Soft Wash. As the name implies, the soft wash roof cleaning method is much gentler than pressure washing. However, it’s still much more effective than cleaning a roof with a garden hose. This unique method involves combining eco-friendly detergents with water to thoroughly remove all debris and contaminants that have accumulated on your roof. This optimizes your roof’s lifespan and appearance.

Keep in mind that roof cleaning can also be dangerous if you don’t have the proper training. One wrong move on your roof can lead to a serious accident. This is yet another good reason to hire our team at Lighthouse Soft Wash, proudly serving the residents of Hilton Head, SC. To learn more about scheduling soft wash roof cleaning service, 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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