If you need a reliable roof washing service for your Columbus home, Good as New Pressure Washing LLC is here to help!
For years, we've helped deliver unparalleled pressure washing in Columbus. People love us for our variety of services, ranging from concrete cleaning, to house washing, and everything in between. On this page, we'll talk about roof washing.
Have you ever gotten a good look at your roof? Those unattractive black roof "stains" are actually an aggressive type of blue-green algae called Gloeocapsa Magma. Unless the algae is properly and thoroughly removed, it will multiply and spread. It can also take many years off of a roof's life through premature deterioration of shingle granules. It's an infestation on your roof, and it requires a special process to safely remove it without damaging the shingles. So roof washing not only makes your roof look better, it also improves its ability to function properly, and can reduce overall heating and air conditioning costs.
Algae and other types of build-up often form on the north and west facing sides of the roof because they are shaded or receive less sun. This will reduce the life expectancy of the roof as well. Soot, dirt, and other materials can affect how much sunlight is absorbed by a roof, which increases the amount of heat the building absorbs.
Left unchecked, the Gleocapsa Magma will deteriorate the asphalt shingles, and they can require replacement sooner than the roof's rated life expectancy. Regular roof washing extends the life of your roof and is recommended by all asphalt shingle manufacturers.
Cleaning done by a professional using a chemical solution is the best choice. NEVER use pressure to clean your roof because it can remove some of the roofing material. Various cleaning products or commercial cleaning services like the ones that Good As New provide are your best choice for maintaining the performance of your roof. In fact, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) recommends using a chemical solution and water to remove moss and algae. Let Good As New perform this service at your home. You'll be amazed at the difference a clean roof makes in the look of your home. Roof washing should be part of your residential cleaning plan.
How Soft Washing Helps Your Roof
For roof cleaning, we use a method called soft washing, also known as no pressure or low pressure washing. For this process, we mix special soaps with low water pressure to effectively clean out sensitive areas, like your roof, windows, and vinyl siding. The soaps we use are completely non-toxic and eco-friendly, meaning they won't harm your home or the environment. The only thing that has to worry will be the bacteria on your roof.