Pressure washing, also commonly referred to as power washing, can help to remove dust, dirt, algae, and bird droppings from your roof. This can help to bring a faded and old-looking roof back to life and increase the overall curb appeal of the exterior of your home. However, while you can power wash a roof yourself, there are many reasons why you should hire a pressure washing company to get the job done. Here are three reasons you should leave power washing a roof to the pros.
You Can Damage Your Roof
One of the top reasons why you should leave power washing to a professional is because you can damage your roof if you power wash it incorrectly. A power washer has different pressure settings on it. Different types of roofs need different pressure settings. Roofs that are newer and made of harder materials, such as ceramic or concrete tiles, can withstand more pressure than older roofs made from asphalt or cedar shakes. If you use the incorrect setting, you can crack your roofing material or even blow it right off the roof. A professional knows what setting is ideal for your roof.
You Can Void the Warranty
One of the lesser-known reasons why you should leave roof pressure washing to a professional pressure washing company is because you can void the warranty for your roofing materials if you do not properly care for the roof. Improperly power washing your roof is not properly maintaining it, and in turn, this can void your warranty. Many roofing material manufacturers are offering warranties of up to 20 years on their products, so voiding the warranty can potentially cost you a lot of money out-of-pocket in the future.
You May Not Completely Clean Your Roof
The final reason why professional pressure washing services should be used to clean your roof is that they know how to get your roof completely clean. The average homeowner does not know how to correctly remove algae from asphalt tiles or remove acidic bird droppings from concrete tiles. Both acidic bird droppings and algae can damage your roof, so it is important that these elements are completely cleaned and removed from the roof. A professional knows what types of cleaning solutions to use, in conjunction with the pressure washer, to ensure your roof is completely clean and rid of the elements that can damage it.
Here are Griff’s Services, one of the services that we offer is pressure washing services. We can help you pressure wash many exterior surfaces, including your home’s siding, fencing, concrete and asphalt surfaces and your roof. If your roof is looking run down or has a large number of bird droppings on it, call us and let us make it look its best.