How Roof Washing Can Extend the Lifespan of Your Roof

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If your roof is looking dirty and is not as functional as it could be, consider having it cleaned. Roof washing can help keep your home or building from deteriorating and can extend the lifespan of your roof. Aside from removing moss, algae, and mold, it can also remove oxidation on metal roofs.

Soft wash system

Soft wash systems for roof cleaning are an effective way to keep the exterior of your home looking fresh and clean. They can save you money and prevent mold and algae growth from building up on the roof.

A soft wash system is designed to remove dirt and grime from the surface of your roof using water and biodegradable chemicals. It also eliminates harmful bacteria and other contaminants that live on your roof.

Before you begin your cleaning, you’ll need to prep the surface. This involves removing loose debris and moss from the roof and siding. Then, you’ll apply the cleaning solution and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes.

Once the solution has been poured onto the surface, it’ll start breaking down moss, lichen, and algae. It’ll also kill microorganisms, mildew, and mold.

To ensure the best results, you should always use the correct mixture. If you don’t, you could leave a sticky residue that can attract more dirt.

Power washing

Roofs of any age can be covered with grit, soot, and algae. These can damage your roof’s shingles, causing leaks, cracks, and other problems. But a little roof power washing can help extend the life of your roof.

The best way to clean your roof is to hire a professional power washing company. If you decide to do it yourself, you may do some damage, causing costly repairs. Plus, you’ll have to learn the best methods of washing a roof.

While you’re at it, you can also do a bit of research on the different cleaning methods. There are soft wash and pressure wash systems.

Soft washing is a good option for older tiles. Unlike power washing, which can leave behind ugly streaks, detergents for exterior surfaces won’t dry out your roof shingles.

Pressure washing can also be damaging. Using too much pressure on your roof can chip and tear its edges. In addition, it can blow away your old shingles, and it’s not recommended for shingled roofs.


There are a variety of products out there that can be used to pre-treat your roof before you wash it. These cleaning solutions are designed to kill algae, moss, and other undesirable organisms on your roof. It also helps remove the dark streaks on your roof.

Aside from removing dirt and grime, these cleaners can help prevent your roof from rotting or leaking. They can even help you avoid insurance problems.

Bio Cleanze is a chemical solution that is designed to clean the surface of porous roofs. The solution is water soluble and can be applied on top of existing coatings or as a post-cleaning surface sanitiser. This solution has been proven to work for up to five years in optimum conditions.

Other options include brush spraying and soft washing. Brush spraying is especially useful for longer roofs and steep surfaces. Soft washing is a safe and effective way to clean your roof without causing damage to your plant life.


Moss on your roof is not only ugly, but can also cause a number of problems. It can cause leaking, dampness, and mould.

Luckily, there are a variety of methods to get rid of moss from your roof. These methods include a homemade cleaner, a store-bought cleaner, and a chemical solution.

Homemade solutions can be made from mild bleach or a detergent mixed with water. The mixture can be sprayed on your roof or left to work for a while. If you prefer a store-bought option, the instructions will tell you how long to leave the moss-killing solution on your roof.

Using a sprayer to apply a moss-killing chemical solution to your roof is the best way to get rid of moss. However, you will need to use a large spray bottle to get the job done.

Another method is to pressure wash your roof. This is bad for the roof because it can lift up the shingles. Additionally, it can damage the protective coatings.

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