The Importance of Roof Cleaning for Extending the Life of Your Shingles

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July 24, 2017

The Importance of Roof Cleaning for Extending the Life of Your Shingles

Roof Cleaning
Does your home’s roof look disgusting? Are there black streaks on it, especially on the North side of it? It’s probably because you have algae growth on it called gloeocapsa magma. Learn more about algae to find out if it can deteriorate your roof.
The first thing people often think when they see black spots and streaks on their roof is that there is something wrong with its condition. This is untrue. However, if left on the roof for a long time, it can lead to the deterioration of the roof. Just like anything, algae left on a roof holds moisture. This can lead to mold that will eat away at the integrity of the roof.
The only way to prevent the deterioration of the roof because of gloeocapsa magma is by removing it. The only way to remove it is to use roof cleaner along with a low-pressure washer. This will remove all of the algae, so it doesn’t ruin the roof. Being sure to have it removed regularly will increase the life of the roof to 25+ years. Individuals who don’t clean their roof will end up having to replace their roof every 12 to 15 years.
Yes, this means you could end up buying a new roof twice as often as you need to when you don’t have it cleaned. Since roof cleaning is relatively inexpensive, there is no reason anyone should ignore this very important home maintenance.

What to Know Before Roof Cleaning

Do not attempt doing it yourself. A roof is dangerous, especially when it’s wet. When you add in pressurized water, you are putting yourself in a very dangerous situation. It’s not worth the risk of injury and death. Professionals have the skills and knowledge to clean roofs safely.
In addition, a reputable roof cleaning company will protect your landscaping from the water that will fall from your roof. Since there is solution added to the water to treat the algae and ensure all of it is removed, the residue can harm plants. Professional cleaners will take the time to cover your landscaping to protect it.
You will see a difference in the way your roof looks right after having it cleaned. This is one of the greatest things about getting a professional roof cleaning. You see your return on investment immediately, giving you the peace of mind you need to know that the damaging algae aren't left behind.
For those of you who have never cleaned your roof and it’s been over 10 years, you may need two applications to completely clean it. The buildup will likely be too thick to come off with one cleaning. However, if you continue with regular cleanings afterward, you’ll see that it only takes one application.
Give us a call today for more information on how you can have your roof professionally cleaned to extend its life. If you look up the cost of a new roof, you’ll see how necessary this is as part of your regular home maintenance.

5 Reasons You Should Power Wash Your Home or Business

Power washing your home or business may not seem like a priority. With everything else you need to do or pay for, cleaning the exterior of your property just doesn’t seem as important. The problem is that you can’t see the real damage that is occurring under all of that filth.

#1: It Decays Your Roof

Sunstate Quality Cleaning LLC priority is to satisfy our costumers cleaning needs at an affordable price. We specialize in commercial and residential power/soft washing services and flooring maintenance. As a professional company, we are licensed and insured. We treat our costumer properties like if it were ours..

#2: It Eats Away at the Exterior

Moss does the same as algae, but it’s more aggressive because it contains more moisture. Moss can grow on the roof and on the sides of your home or business. The longer you allow it to sit, the more damage occurs. Before you know it, you could have weak areas or holes hidden by the moss.

#3: It Affects Your Health

Mold can live on just about any surface of your home or business – wood, paper, and drywall. Black mold is the worst one because it can get into your body and cause allergic reactions. Not only that, prolonged exposure can lead to serious respiratory illnesses.

#4: Makes Your Home or Business Smell Bad

Mildew and mold produce a smell that can be detected several feet from your home. Neighbors, guests,costumers, employess and even you will be able to smell it after a while. You don’t want that ruining the experience of your living or working area. A clean house and business is a nice smelling one, and that includes the inside and outside of it..

#5: Your Home or Business Doesn’t Look Nice

You’ve probably noticed the black streaks on your roof or the dark patches on the sides of your property. They do not look nice, and that can ruin your curb appeal. This curb appeal isn’t just important for when you’re selling your real estate, it matters when you’re still living in it. You want your home or business to look nice for your guests, costumers, and for yourself when you come home or work every day. The longer you wait to have your property power washed, the worse it will look and the more you’ll hate to look at it. The only way to prevent algae, mold, and mildew from causing damage to the exterior of your home is with power washing. It should be done at least once a year. Many people wait until pollen season is over, while others choose another time of year when it’s more convenient for them. It doesn’t really matter when you do it, as long as you do it. Give us a call today to discuss your power washing needs. We can provide you a quote free of charge, so you know what to expect from a typical power washing of your home. If it’s been a while since you’ve had one, we may need to spend a little more time on it to get all that has accumulated off the roof. After that initial power washing, we will be able to provide regular maintenance to ensure you don’t suffer the damage mentioned above.

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