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Roof Cleaning

Roof cleaning is a more fragile process that requires low-pressure washing to leave your Naples property undamaged. Low-pressure washing is different from high-pressure washing because, as the name indicates, it uses a lower pressure range to wash surfaces. This practice also called soft washing, is used on surfaces that are more fragile or soft, like wood, vinyl, ceramics, and some fabrics like outdoor furniture. Most roofs are made of ceramic shingles.

However, regardless of the shingle material, it's important to use low-pressure washing on roofs due to the fragile nature of their construction. Roofing shingles are constructed delicately. It doesn't take much force to loosen, break, or fully dislodge shingles from their placement on roofs. For this reason, people should seldom (if ever) walk across roofs, as their weight can be enough to loosen shingles.

Our technicians understand pressure washing for Naples roofs and advise those without experience not to attempt it.

Eliminate The Black Mold Streaks

The black streaks on roofs are typically caused by a type of algae called Gloeocapsa Magma. This algae thrives in warm and humid environments, and it feeds on the limestone filler in asphalt shingles. The streaks are not only unsightly, but they can also damage the roof by causing the shingles to deteriorate faster.

The algae holds moisture against the roof surface, leading to the growth of other types of mold and mildew, which can further degrade the roof's integrity. Additionally, the algae can make the roof surface more porous, leading to increased heat absorption and higher cooling costs during hot weather.

It's important to address black mold streaks on roofs promptly to prevent further damage and ensure the roof's longevity. Professional roof cleaning services can effectively remove algae and other debris from the roof surface, restoring its appearance and protecting it from future damage.

A professional roof cleaning by Softwash Solutions will involve the use of specialized equipment and solutions to remove the streaks without damaging the shingles or other roofing materials. Naples area homeowners should avoid attempting to clean their roofs themselves as it can be dangerous and may result in damage to the roof or personal injury. A professional roof cleaning and gutter brightening service will have the necessary tools and experience to get the job done safely and effectively.

What Causes Discoloration On Your Roof?

There are several types of mold that can grow on roofs, including:

  • Algae: This is the most common type of mold found on roofs, and it typically appears as black or green streaks or stains.
  • Lichen: Lichen is a type of fungus that grows on roofs, particularly in areas with high humidity or moisture. It typically appears as small, circular patches that are green or yellow in color.
  • Moss: Moss is a type of plant that can grow on roofs, particularly in shaded areas or areas with high moisture. It typically appears as a green, fuzzy growth.

All of these types of mold can cause damage to roofs over time if left untreated, as they can trap moisture and cause shingles to deteriorate. Regular roof cleaning can help prevent mold growth and extend the life of your roof.

Roof Washing For No Worry Property Maintenance

It's very important that you take care of your roof with regular washings. If you fail to keep it clean, your roof can succumb to the grime and actually lose its structural integrity. You don't want to spend all that money repairing or replacing your roof, which is why regular roof cleanings from a trusted pressure washing company are a must.

In addition to the damage, a roof that is covered in black mold streaks can actually cause harm to the people inside. Black mold can enter the house and lead to health issues if left untreated. It's best to avoid letting your roof get to this point by giving it a thorough washing.

Here at Softwash Solutions, we understand the importance of keeping your roof clean and free of debris and contaminants, and to help you do so, we offer a comprehensive range of quality roof cleaning services. With our full lineup of roof cleaning services, our team of skilled professionals can help you keep your rooftop in the best shape possible in order to guard it against harm and keep it looking great.

If you have any questions about our full line of high-quality roof cleaning services, or if you would like to get an estimate for your next pressure washing project, give us a call today. Our team of experts is always standing by and would be happy to assist you in any way we can.

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