As a homeowner, maintaining your home’s value should be very important… and it is for most people. Proper home care includes maintaining the yard, painting the house regularly, replacing flooring as needed and keeping the appliances functioning and up-to-date; among other things. Neglecting any of these things can significantly bring the value of a house down and mean costly repairs.
One of the things that homeowners sometimes forget to care for, or don’t care for as much as they should, is their roof. The roof of a home is obviously very important, and a damaged roof due to lack of care can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs. So it goes without saying, regular roof cleaning is essential to maintaining a home’s value and avoiding costly repairs.
When looking for the proper roof cleaning company, there are several things that every homeowner should consider.
One of the most important things to consider when hiring any roof cleaning company is their experience. In other words, find out how long a company has been in business.
Not all newer companies are inexperienced, but companies who have been around for the longest time have been around the longest time for a reason… and usually that reason is because repeat customers and customers who trust them keep coming back and also referring people.
Some homeowners make the mistake of hiring people looking to make roof cleaning a side job, a weekend job or a summer job. This can be a huge mistake.
Pressure Washing Technique
Many of the people looking to make some extra money with pressure washing roofs may have good intentions, but they often use a traditional pressure washer to do the job. Since they are using a traditional pressure washing system, it may actually damage roofs rather than simply clean them.
The power of a traditional pressure washer can destroy roof shingles causing costly roof damage. I guess you could say your roof is clean, a little too clean actually.
To safely, properly and most effectively clean a roof, choosing a company who uses soft water pressure washing is the best option.
Soft water pressure washing is safe because it uses a hose with water pressure that is only as powerful as that of a garden hose. The true cleaning ability of soft water pressure washing comes from the biodegradable detergent that is also used.
The detergent, along with the hose helps to loosen mold, fungus, mildew and grime off of a roof without damaging the roof shingles.
Learning what other customers have to say about a company you are considering hiring for roof cleaning is also very important. By getting on the web, in just a click or two you can find out what others are saying. There are so many review sites online and with social media, companies can’t hide a bad track record.