Thinking of Having Your Roof Cleaned?
One of the difficult realities of pressure washing is thoroughly understanding the surfaces you are cleaning. Many people believe that the dirtier a surface is the higher pressure they should be using. This is a huge misconception and more often than not, high pressure can and will damage the material that is being cleaned. Low pressure on the other hand can wash away any dirt, algae, mold, etc. and is gentle enough to clean without damaging the surface. When pressure washing a roof, getting that roof clean is no different. Here are a few tips on performing a proper roof pressure cleaning based on your roof's materials.
Tile roofs should never be cleaned using a high PSI (pounds per square inch) for the reason that it can erode the tiles’ surface and edges, causing small pieces of tile to break off. In some instances, the pressure can be so intense that it can cause the tiles to bleed, which is ultimately when the dye or pigment used to color the tile literally washes away.
Asphalt shingles are made up of granules that enable your roof to protect your home from the elements, like rain, wind and sun. Blasting a shingles with high pressure will likely strip away those granules, taking years of life off your roof.
Mr Pressure Cleaning Knows Your Surfaces
With years of experience with roof cleaning and the correct equipment to do the job, we at Mr Pressure Cleaning understand the right techniques required to clean your roof without damaging it. We combine the use of a surface cleaner, which cuts the PSI in half, and the use of low pressure soft wash, meticulously cleaning your roof in the safest way possible. Call us today for your no obligation, FREE estimate.