Soft Wash Roof Cleaning

Benefits of Soft Wash Roof Cleaning

A soft wash roof cleaning uses detergents and surfactants to seep into all nooks and crannies of your home’s roof, dissolving dirt and grime that can be trapped beneath the surface of shingles. It also kills mold, mildew, moss, and algae that eat away at your shingles, weakening them and causing them to rot.


One of the main benefits of soft wash is that it’s safer than using a pressure washer. This is because it doesn’t damage more fragile exterior surfaces like roofs and gutters. The soft wash system uses specialty surfactants to penetrate and dissolve dirt trapped under shingles, and around eaves, where fungi and mildew tend to grow.

These contaminants hold extra moisture against brittle roofing tiles and can cause the shingle’s surface to degrade, resulting in water leaks. Soft washing removes these pollutants and prevents them from returning with regular maintenance.

Soft Wash Roof Cleaning
Soft Wash Roof Cleaning

Soft washing also protects homeowners and their families from mold and mildew exposure. It prevents the spores from growing and spreading in their home, and it kills them at the root so they don’t return. It can also prevent lichen and moss growth, which shortens the lifespan of your roof. The soft washing process is also safer for cleaning service providers, as it reduces the likelihood of falls from ladders.

Environmentally friendly

The cleaning solutions used in soft washing are biodegradable and eco-friendly, making them a better option for exterior home maintenance than high-pressure power washing. It is safer for plants and surfaces, including shingles, and it’s recommended by roof shingle manufacturers. It also prevents moss, mildew, and algae growth, which can cause damage to your roof over time and shorten its lifespan.

A professional soft wash cleaner will use a mixture of water and cleaning chemicals, such as bleach, to kill the organic matter growing on your roof. This includes mold, mildew, and fungus, as well as moss, algae, and other invasive plant species. The cleaning agents also remove dirt and grime buildup from your roof surface without damaging it.

Getting your home’s exterior soft washed on a regular basis will extend its life and improve its appearance. It will also help keep pests away, including rodents and roaches, by removing the food and shelter they seek from outdoor spaces.


It uses water pressure that is only slightly stronger than the force created by a spray nozzle on a garden hose to rinse away dirt. The low-pressure rinsing won’t loosen or damage old, brittle roof tiles and it won’t wash away the granules along the surface of your roof.

The soft washing system is also very effective in removing moss, mildew and algae that are damaging to your roof’s shingles. These contaminants hold extra moisture against your shingles and roof paper, which causes shingle breakdown over time. Regular roof washing prevents the growth of these contaminants and extends your shingles’ lifespan.

Soft Wash Roof Cleaning
Soft Wash Roof Cleaning

During soft washing, a professional will apply special mild surfactants and detergents to the surface of your roof. These cleansers seep deep into the cracks and splits of your roof, rinsing the undersides of your roof tiles, shingles and flashing as well as the surrounding areas. The cleansers then dissolve accumulated thick mud, dust, dirt and soot.


Soft wash roof cleaning uses non hazardous, environmentally friendly detergents that are safe on shingles. They wash away years of soil accumulation without harming plants below your home’s surface and will not pollute local streams or ponds. In addition, soft wash uses less water than traditional pressure washing equipment. This will help to protect the environment and minimize the amount of soap runoff that can cause erosion and pollute waterways.

Additionally, soft wash cleaning solutions contain algaecide chemicals that kill the spores of moss and mildew on contact. This prevents future growth, prolonging the life of your roof.

Red Door Pro Wash – Fredericksburg
19 Baron Park Rd Suite 105, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
(540) 732-7737

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