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Why Clean Your Roof

For a company that cleans roofs left and right, it’s surprising how many consumers we run into that have never heard of having their roof cleaned. Most people know it’s a good idea to pressure clean your home on a regular basis, but the whole idea of cleaning your roof is new to many people.

It makes sense to pressure wash mold, mildew, algae, and other contaminants from your home’s exterior to keep your paint looking fresh, and prolong the life of the structure. What some people don’t realize is that the same contaminants that build up on the sides of your home, also build up on the roof. Things like mold, algae, moss, lichens, environmental contaminants, etc. are constantly landing on, and attacking your roof’s integrity.

Today’s asphalt shingles are made with limestone, which is a great food for algae. In fact, the black streaks you see on many roofs are not a sign that the roof has failed. They are an infestation of an algae called gleocapsa magma. This algae builds up in layers, and they feed directly on the limestone content in asphalt shingles. The good news is, if your roof isn’t leaking it is likely a good candidate for our no pressure roof cleaning experts to renew.

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Many times your roof won’t appear to have black streaks. Instead it will look like it has light spots below vents because the rest of it is covered with algae.

Even other roofing materials are subject to mold, mildew, algae, and all the other contaminants. Regular cleaning can keep metal roofs clean, efficient, and looking good. In fact, we can clean everything from metal to asphalt and even EPDM rubber roofs to restore their look and efficiency. Allowing things to continue growing on your roof can end up costing a ton of money, but they can be safely removed with no pressure cleaning processes like those used by Ultrasoft Pressure Washing LLC.

Our technicians can give you an on site analysis and possibly save you thousands of dollars over complete roof replacement. In fact, if you were to call a roofing company because your roof looks aged and dinghy, they will do what most roofers do, i.e. suggest replacement. Before you have your roof replaced, call us and we will inspect your roof for you. One of the major reasons for replacing a roof is granule loss. Those colorful little granules are a major part of your roof. Granules on asphalt shingles are responsible for a lot of it’s strength, reflectivity, and durability.

Our trained roof cleaning technicians can take a closer look and tell you if you have issues like severe granule loss, curled or damaged shingles, missing shingles, and other problems that will require a licensed roofer to fix. In most cases, our non pressure roof cleaning process can save you thousands of dollars over replacement. For just a few hundred dollars, you can have your roof looking great, and restore it’s integrity.

Not only does our roof cleaning Jacksonville service restore the look of your roof, but it also kills and removes the infestation of algae that is slowly eroding it. To top it off, cleaning algae from your Jacksonville, Florida roof can reduce cooling costs, since your roof won’t trap and hold as much heat. Our expert roof cleaning technicians will restore your curb appeal, save you money on cooling, and even increase the value of your home all at the same time.

 

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