Keeping Your Roof Clean While Maintaining Your Home’s Value With Soft Washing In Wilmington, NC.
If you’re wondering why your roof seems to suddenly be stained with ugly black streaks, you’re not alone. Many folks find themselves asking the same questions especially when it appears that the stains happened overnight. But they didn’t. Here’s the truth:
These “stains” are actually what’s left behind after algae decays. You see, algae is carried by the wind and eventually lands wherever it may. And when it lands on something it can eat, it begins to grow. Although it goes unnoticed during this time, it eventually decomposes leaving ugly black streaks behind. By the time you’ve noticed it, this algae has covered most of your roof.
And, although, keeping your roof clean is essential to maintaining & increasing your home’s value and appearance, you must be careful to ensure it is cleaned in a safe, effective and efficient manner. This is why Johnson Home Construction utilizes a soft wash technique for Wilmington, Topsail Island and Jacksonville, NC. Soft washing is a non-pressure roof cleaning method that removes algae, mold and black streaks.
Why not simply use a pressure washer? Because using a pressure washer to clean your roof can be dangerous for its shingles and can cause risk to the structural integrity of your roof. In fact, The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has a branded caution against using high-pressure cleaning methods on your roof.
More About Soft Washing For WIlmington, NC
Twenty years ago, the first soft washing solutions consisted of bleach and water combined with surfactants, algaecides and residual inhibitors. This solution was then sprayed directly from an agricultural style tank sprayer in order to remove mildew, bacteria and other organic stains from roofs and exteriors.
This soft washing technique revolutionized the roof and exterior cleaning industry by allowing more carefully metered chemical solutions to be applied to building surfaces for the benefit of cleaning that surface chemically, and without pressure.
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