Roof Cleaning SERVICE
in Lake Charles
Soft washing is the preferred method to clean a roof, it uses low pressure and specialized roof wash mixed by Precision Exterior Solutions with Biodegradable liquids to safely remove mildew, bacteria, algae and other organic stains from roofs and other building exteriors. It was named this way to set itself apart from pressure washing services.
The roof on your home protects you and your family from the weather, the Lake Charles and South Louisiana harsh elements, and nature in general. Your is exposed to all of those elements 24 hours a day, which, in turn, means that dirt, water, leaves, plants, and more all find their way onto the roof at some point.
Soft Washing can kill and prevent, algae, moss, and lichen growth on your roof. Cleaning after you notice any of this growth can reduce any potential damage it causes.
Type of Roof Cleaning
Metal Roof Cleaning
PVC Roof Cleaning
Shingles Roof Cleaning
Prevent Roof Algae, Moss, and Lichens
Rain can often give you a false sense of your roof being clean. Make no mistake. The dirt, moss, lichen, and algae are existing all over the roof (especially on the side that gets less sun).
Just because these things can appear invisible doesn’t mean that they aren’t a problem for you and your home. This can wreck havoc on your roof. Here are a few examples: they can make your roof appear blotchy and stained with dark blue, black and green splotches on various parts of the roof.
Algae, moss, and lichens on your roof can greatly decrease your roof’s lifespan and increase the likely hood of roof replacement. They can lead to gutter and shingle damage as well.
Not only that, but these things can also harbor mold spores, which can lead to mold growth. Mold can cause various negative health consequences throughout your home.
Failing to clean your roof can lead to shingle & metal damage as a result of the algae/moss/lichen growth. Damaged or missing roof shingles can lead to serious problems with your roof including:
- Bacteria and Fungal growth.
- Water and Moisture damage to the roof and the inside of your home
- Decreased energy efficiency (increased electric bills)
Shingle damage in the winter is especially damaging. Debris and ice can easily damage or remove shingles if they are not cleaned properly. This can allow water to seep into your roof, walls, and more.
When that water freezes, it can lead to cracks in your roof, walls, and home’s structure. Not only is this very expensive to fix, it’s also extremely dangerous for your home’s structural integrity.
Cleaning your roof consistently, or having it cleaned by a professional, can reduce the chance of shingle damage.
Moss and algae as well as shingle damage can lead to excess water seeping into your roof.
This leads to increased chances that you’ll get a leaky roof, freezing water damage, and wood rot. Water getting into the wood of your roof and home can lead to serious rotting damage that can be very expensive to have repaired. If the damage is extensive, you might need a roof replacement.
You’re better off properly cleaning and maintaining your roof to prevent this from happening. Wood rot can often go undetected by homeowners, so you might not always know it’s happening. That’s another reason why consistent roof cleanings are essential for the health and longevity of your roof.
How Does Roof Cleaning Prevent Damage?
There are several different growths that can cause damage to your roof, lets run through those briefly:
The algae, Gloeocapsa Magma, the one that leaves those signature black streaks all over your shingles, thrives in humidity and hot temperatures and spreads out, having a destructive effect on your roof. It feeds off the moisture that certain types of shingles hold on to. While the roof is effected, it begins to lose its ability to reflect UV rays and eventually rots the shingles. This has been said to effect roofs severely and can take up to 10 years off the life of a roof.
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