L9 Detailing and Pressure Washing 101 - (Reasons to Clean Your Roof)
Unlike many other pressure washing services, L9 Detailing and Paint Correction / Pressure Washing uses a low-pressure chemical cleaning method that is much safer on your roof shingles and helps to remove dirt, grime, and bacteria that’s causing your roof have those black streaks, mold, algae growth. Our goal is to increase the life of your roof and improve the overall look of your shingles.
We are here to help you turn back the clock on the look of your roofing and increase the life expectancy of your roof.
In this article, we will show you our procedures and help you understand the reasons for cleaning your roof. Here are the five main reasons cleaning your roof can help save you time, money, and keep you off that ladder.
Roof Life Expectancy
Many roofing manufactures will sell you a roof with a 30-year warranty. The reason for this is that they know most of us to replace our roof and just forget about it. Well with regular maintenance not only can you extend the life of your roof, but it’s overall looks over the years.
Cleaning your roof helps by removing the potentially harmful bacteria that can eat away at the limestone of your asphalt shingles. By using the low-pressure soft wash system, your shingles can have a longer lifecycle saving you thousands of dollars in roof replacement.
The health of Your Roof.
Did you know that your roof could have a whole ecosystem living on top of it? As a professional roof cleaner, it's easy to look at a roof and how sick your roof is. The reason why I say sick is that you can have bacteria, mold, and funguses growing on your roof. If you had these things growing on and inside you would be sick.
What’s That on My Roof?
Let's take time to look at how they build this ecosystem on your roof. In most cases, the first guy’s that move in. Gloeocapsa magma is a species of bacteria in the gloeocapsamagma genus of cyanobacteria, an ancient line of photosynthesizing bacteria, which photolyze water generating oxygen gas. Ancient cyanobacteria were ancestral to the chloroplasts of all plants on earth. Gloeocapsa magma may resemble "algae" in that they are green, but in fact, cyanobacteria are bacteria whereas algae are single-celled eukaryotes (cells with nuclei) that are closely related to plants.
This bacterium has a life cycle where they are born and die. Then the algae and moss move in living off the dead gloecapsamagma and other ingredeance off your roof, like the line stone inside your shingles.
Once they have gotten a good beach line on your roof, they set up an environment for lichens that have a complex root system that really does damage to your roofing shingles.
Increased Home Value and Curb Appeal
Having your roof treated and protected from bacteria and damage caused by mold and unattended shingles, homeowners can protect against expensive repairs. This helps also protects your home as well as increase resale value should you put your home on the market.
Get a Professional
A professional service is always recommended when getting this service done. When looking for this company there are some things that you should consider. Make sure that the company is insured and has workmen's comp if there are any employees. Get on Google and look at their reviews and see what experience other customers have had.
Find out if they will cover any electrical outlets outside the home. There are many things that can be damaged with the use of any kind of chemicals.
Low pressure, chemical cleaning method that removes algae from your roof in a more effective, safer manner. We adhere to the recommendations by those popular shingle manufactures and look to help you clean and preserve your shingles.
Call L9 Detailing and Pressure Washing today to schedule a consultation.