In a climate like here in Clearwater, the exteriors of buildings take big beatings. Sun, heat, humidity, winds and tropical storm all combine to batter your home or business. One of the exterior areas that takes the hardest beating is your roof. Because the roof is up high, we often don't think about it until it becomes discolored or otherwise show massive amounts of accumulated dirt and debris.
If you're at the stage where you have begun to perform searches for roof cleaning companies near me, you may not know exactly where to turn for this essential service. Roofing contractors generally only perform repairs and replacements. You could do the job yourself or hand it over to an employee if your commercial roof requires cleaning, but that requires climbing up on the roof, which is dangerous in itself. Why not let a clearwater pressure washing contractor do the job for you?
DPI Pressure Washing LLC has the crews and the experience to get the roof of your home or business sparkling clean in no time. Power washing is a safe and effective way to get dirt, grime and other debris off your roof.
Power Washing is Safe for Your Roof
You may have heard from friends or even read online that you should never pressure wash your roof because you will damage it. Yes, you can damage it, especially if you have a roof made of asphalt shingles. The force of the water can blast slightly those shingle off the roof. However, there are two things wrong with that scenario. One, this usually occurs when the individual manning the pressure washing machine uses the wrong pressure as well as the wrong tip on the pressure washing wand and works from a wrong angle. Secondly, these mishaps only happen when the operator of the pressure washer is inexperienced. At DPI Pressure Washing, we only employ technicians who are thoroughly trained in all aspects of power washing. That means our staff knows how to thoroughly and safely clean your roof so damage won't occur. But that's not all you should know ...
Pressure Washing is One Option. What other Options are There? Any Other Methods?
The market has evolved and for some years companies use a roof cleaning method called "Soft Washing". What it means is, that they treat the roof with a product that will loosen the dirt and can be washed off with a pressure washer using low pressure. The advantage of that is, that it can be done on any roof, is less time-consuming and less forceful and thus not damaging the roof shingles.
If you have a metal roof that needs a thorough cleaning, its sometimes adviseable to choose pressure washing. The sheer power of the water will blast dirt, mold and other undesirable particles off your roof in no time. Many times, the force of the water doesn't require the addition of harsh chemicals that can harm surrounding vegetation and with it the environment. Thus, choosing a company that uses an eco-friendly way of cleaning your roof is suitable for homeowners and businesses that want to minimize their carbon footprint. When you need to clean stubborn stains on a roof, using a chlorine-based solution is recommendable..
Your Roof Will Receive a More Thorough Cleaning Than Using a Garden Hose
No matter what type of roof you have in Clearwater, it can develop mold, algae and lichen in addition to becoming dirty and dingy. Even metal or tile roofs can eventually develop mold and algae growths when they are in shaded areas. Thanks to high winds and debris that may slam against the surfaces during tropical storms and hurricanes there are many reasons why us Floridians have to watch our roofs. Especially clay and concrete roofs near coastal areas frequently develop algae problems. Embedded dirt gives these organisms the food they need to grow in addition to humidity, which provides the necessary water. In Florida's humid conditions, roof cleaning by pressure- or softwashing is a must.
Having roof cleaning performed by a pressure washing company like DPI is kind to your pocketbook, too. Having a professional do the job frees you, or your employees if you run a business, to do other tasks. Your roof will love you for it too, because through pressure- or soft washing you can extend your roofs life by years.
Extend the Life of Your Roof
Don't believe the people who say that mold, lichen and algae are merely aesthetic issues. When these organisms are present, they literally eat your roof. Asphalt is particularly prone. Neglecting to remove these organisms can shorten roof life by almost half. You'll spend much less by working with a pressure washing contractor to clean your roof at regular intervals.
Increase Your Building's Curb Appeal
Visitors may not necessarily notice your roof on first glance, but if it's dirty and full of debris, they will. Your home's curb appeal is particularly important if you intend to sell your residence. A dingy or dirty roof will reduce the asking price by thousands of dollars. Similarly, curb appeal is important for your business as maintaining your building is a sign of competency and trustworthiness. A dirty exterior can drive away customers.
Reduce Energy Costs
When your roof has excessive dirt, mold, algae or other organisms, it absorbs more heat. This leads to higher energy costs during warmer months as it will take more electricity to cool the interior of your building. The cost of just one pressure washing session can easily offset the money you would spend on utilities.
Let DPI Pressure Washing LLC do the job for you. We are licensed and insured for your peace of mind. Our crews are all fully trained and will respect your property. Contact us today at 813-991-7243 for your free quote. We're always happy to answer your questions.
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