Cleaning your roof is important in order to extend its lifespan and keep it looking its best. But not all cleaning methods and products are equal. Which roof cleaning products are the safest and best suited for your roof? Which products and processes should you avoid? Take a look.
The Importance of Roof Cleaning
Is roof cleaning safe? The truth is, roof cleaning can do more harm than good if you choose the wrong products or processes. However, there are safe cleaning solutions out there, and when roof cleaning is done right, it has a wide array of benefits, including:
- Improved roof appearance
- Reduced decay
- A longer lifespan
- Increased property value
- Happy neighbors
Cleaning Products to Avoid
There are two roof cleaning solutions you need to steer clear from: bleach and pressure washing. Bleach is a very harsh cleaner and may etch the surface of your tiles, making them prone to increased algae growth in the future. As the bleach runs off your roof, it can also damage your landscaping and kill plants.
Pressure washing is a poor choice because it can cut through sealants and underlayment, make the tile more porous, and make algae growth more likely in the long-term. Plus, power washing your own roof can be dangerous. It’s far too easy to slip and fall — or to crack a tile. Only a certified roofer should be allowed to clean your roof.
The Best Roof-Cleaning Solution
So if bleach and power washing are off the table, what is the best roof cleaning product? Kelly Roofing recommends soft washing with a natural degreaser.
Soft washing uses a safe, all-natural cleaner to remove algae from your roof without causing harm to your home exterior, landscaping, or pets. When a roof is cleaned via soft washing every two years and then treated with Roof Rain, it remains streak-free for life – and can even double the remaining lifespan of your roof. You get to escape the dirty-clean-dirty-clean cycle and just enjoy a clean roof all of the time.
Soft washing is a part of Roofiversary, a biennial service which includes a roof inspection, cleaning, and Roof Rain application to prevent algae growth. Roofiversary maintains your roof’s warranty and can double your roof’s lifespan from 25 to 50 years.
Roof cleaning is safe and it is effective, as long as you choose the right products and processes. Contact Kelly Roofing in South Florida to schedule your cleaning appointment or learn more about Roofiversary.