Cleaning Roofs Can Help Extend the Life of Your Home

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Keeping your roofs clean can help you extend the life of your home. You can get rid of algae, lichen, moss, mold and mildew by cleaning your roofs. Using a backpack blower, soft washing and a soft detergent can keep your roof looking fresh and new.

Soft washing

Using soft washing to clean your roof is an effective and environmentally friendly way to keep it in good condition. This type of cleaning uses specially formulated chemicals and detergents to eliminate dirt, moss, algae, mold and other contaminants that can damage your roof.

The process of soft washing involves applying a special detergent or chemical to the surface of your roof and then rinsing it with water. The solution will penetrate deep into the surface of the roof and remove any stains and bacteria that have built up over time. The results will be a clean, smooth surface that is void of unsightly streaks or discoloration.

The cost of a soft washing depends on the size of your home and the severity of the cleanup. If you have an older roof, you might need to use two coats of the detergent before it can be rinsed off.

Besides eliminating stains, soft washing will also kill off the Gloeocapsa Magma bacteria that causes staining on your roof. This will prevent any future discoloration of your roof.

Keeping your roof clean and free from algae and fungus is important to preventing structural damage and the development of mold and mildew. It will also help preserve your roof’s longevity and curb appeal.

Using a backpack blower

Using a backpack blower to clean your roof is one of the most convenient and efficient methods of removing debris from the roof. It’s a great way to clear out the gutters and also makes your home look nice. But you need to use a backpack blower with caution.

While using a backpack blower to clean your roof may be a good idea, it can also be hazardous. It can be dangerous to climb up a ladder or stand on the roof while cleaning. To avoid injury, you need to wear safety equipment, such as goggles and gloves. You should also have someone at the bottom of the ladder to keep you from falling.

There are several types of backpack blowers on the market. Some are lightweight, others are bulky. But you should be able to find the best one for your needs. Some are battery powered, which can make for a more environmentally friendly cleanup. You can also find a variety of accessories to attach to your blower. You can also get an extension kit, which allows you to work from the ground.

You should also take into consideration the air speed and power of your blower. Some models can deliver a high volume of air consistently. If you have a lot of leaves on your roof, you may want to consider a more powerful blower.

Preventing moss, algae and lichens

Having an algae or moss-covered roof can be a major problem. They not only create an unsightly condition, they can also lead to costly damage. They can affect the life of your roof and make your homeowner’s insurance rates increase. It can also reduce the value of your home.

Thankfully, it’s possible to keep your roof clean. The best way to prevent a moss or algae outbreak is to select the right material for your roof. It’s important to choose a shingle or tile that is designed to disperse heat away from your house.

Depending on your climate, you may be able to protect your roof from algae and moss with a material made specifically to retard the growth of these organisms. These materials are not only effective at preventing moss, algae and lichens, but they can last for years.

In the meantime, you can get rid of moss and algae by simply washing the roof with chlorine bleach. The bleach solution can be applied using a sprayer or a long-handled scrub brush.

A 50:50 mix of liquid chlorine bleach and water is the most efficient way to clean your roof. If you have a metal roof, you can even attach zinc strips to the roof to prevent moss from forming.

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