Professional Roof Cleaning to Boost Curb Appeal & Prevent Roof Decay
Roof cleaning is an important part of maintaining curb appeal and maximizing property values. Many people do not realize that a roof’s appearance can impact the overall curb appeal of any home or business just as much as the exterior walls. But it definitely does have a major impact. Plus, a dirty roof can accelerate the deterioration of your roof, often forcing you to replace it prematurely.
If your roof has black or dark green streaks running down it, it’s time to get it cleaned. These black streaks are actually not dirt at all – they are formed by a specific type of algae called Gloeocapsa Magma. These spores, commonly known as roof moss, typically start growing in standing water, but can eventually end up on your roof when they become airborne via wind or are carried to higher surfaces by birds. The spores then grow and multiply on the roof by feeding on the limestone filler in asphalt shingles or on the dirt already present on the surface of the roof. This ultimately leads to the spread of those ugly streaks. If left untreated, the algae will attract other types of roof moss, mold and fungi, thereby making a bad problem even worse. These parasites will eat away at your shingles and shorten the life of your roof, which is why many insurance companies will actually cancel policies due to this.
The good news is that there is an easy and affordable solution. Mobile Softwash of Maine specializes in roof cleaning, and guarantees the elimination of these ugly and harmful substances. We clean any type of roof, including shingled roofs, flat seam metal roof panels, wood & cedar shakes, granule and modified bitumen, and more. Our low pressure Softwash process is the recommended approach for cleaning a roof, and the results are guaranteed to be stunning.
Why Professional Roof Cleaning?
Why Mobile Softwash of Maine?
The bottom line is that annual roof cleaning is critical in order to enhance your property’s appearance and lengthen the life of your roof. The average cost to replace a roof is $8,000, and if you can delay this replacement cost by several years you effectively put money in your pocket. There’s no doubt about it, when it comes to cleaning a roof roof, the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is spot-on. Contact Mobile Softwash of Maine for a free, no-obligation estimate today!