Roof Cleaning Roanoke VA
Roof and Gutter Washing Roanoke, VA
Clean Roof for curb appeal upgrade
Have you ever driven by a large home in an expensive neighborhood. The home and yard look nice and well maintained, but there’s something that’s just a little off and displeasing to the eye. Take a good look at the roof and tell me what you see. Roof Cleaning Roanoke VA knows.
A homeowner’s roof is one of the most neglected exterior features of a home, yet it takes up an incredible amount of square footage and is one of the largest surfaces seen from the curb. The reason for this is simple, most homeowners see their roof aging, growing mold and algae, developing long black streaks from years of rain and think to themselves…I wonder if I’m going to need a new roof soon…and then take no action.
If your roof isn’t leaking or past the expected life of your shingles, it’s probably time for a much more cost effective solution. Let the professionals at Roanoke Pressure Washing clean your roof! Roof cleaning is one of the most overlooked ways to boost the look of your home and to extend the life of your roof.
If you live near a forest, have trees overhanging your home, or live in an area that sees a lot of shade, your roof will most likely be in need of some TLC. After years of rain, dirt, grime, and rusting roofing nails your roof will end up completely discolored from its original state. Have you had your chimney worked on recently? If so, check out the boot prints and streaks that the contractors left on your roof. Those stains and discolorations are things that will not just wash off with rain over time like they would lead you to believe. They need to be power washed.
All types of roofs can be power washed in Roanoke Va. Although the most common type is shingle, metal roofs are becoming more popular in recent years as well.
Roof Cleaning Roanoke VA handles whatever type of roof you have with care and safety. Pressure washers need to be run at lower pressures than your standard driveway pressure washing job so that shingles and fasteners are not torn up in the process, causing unintended side effects. Since most homeowners have shingles, there are some very important factors during the job that need to be taken into consideration.
Cleaning your roof the right way
Since the biggest concern is creating damage to the shingle, the tip of the pressure washer always starts at least 12 inches from the surface of the shingle. The tip is moved closer and closer until it becomes apparent that the algae, mold, and grime is being stripped away. But there is another crucial step that is taken. If the unwanted things are being taken away, we need to ensure that the wanted things are being taken away, such as the color granules of the shingled. After all, the purpose is to make the roof’s color shine through again, not to strip it away. Another crucial factor is ensuring that the tip of the pressure washing wand never is pointed up toward the peak of your roof. Shingles are overlaid on top of each other so that water runs down continuously without ever contacting the wood underneath. Spraying upward will all but guarantee that water gets underneath the shingle.
The Pressure Washing Roanoke VA teams know exactly how to handle your roof and recommend that if you don’t hire a professional for any pressure washing job, this is one you will want to. Pressure washing on a roof is one of the most dangerous jobs for a DIYer. Our team has many years of experience handling these jobs and know the pitfalls to avoid. Call us today for a free estimate. We are looking forward to helping you with your next job.
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