Orlando Roof Cleaning
Your roof is easily the most important surface on your Orlando home, but despite this, there are many homeowners that don’t give their roof the kind of care it needs to continue protecting their home. When it comes to keeping your roof in the best condition possible, regular roof cleaning is important, which is why Thomas Roofing & Repair is offers soft wash roof cleaning.
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Pros and Cons of Professional Orlando Roof Cleaning
One reason to clean your roof is to extend the life of your shingles or other roofing material. While algae isn’t harmful to asphalt shingles, moss is. Moss can make the edges of the shingles curl upward, making them more likely to blow off the roof during windy weather.
Although algae won’t harm your shingles, it can negatively affect their performance. That’s particularly true if you have a reflective or cool roof. Black algae growth will interfere with the reflective properties of the roof.
One of the drawbacks of roof cleaning is that it can be a hassle . You probably aren’t thrilled about the idea of climbing up on your roof and hosing it down, or using a chemical cleaner to kill off the algae or moss. The National Roofing Contractors Association advises against any DIY work on your roof, including cleaning it. Roof cleaning is a job to leave to the pros.
Another potential issue with roof cleaning is that the cleaning product used can harm any garden plantings or vegetation growing near your home. Your roofing contractor should water any nearby plants and cover them to protect them from chemicals before cleaning your roof.
What’s Involved in Soft Wash Orlando Roof Cleaning
Soft washing is a cleaning method that uses a low pressure washing technique, along with a mixture of algaecides, bleach, surfactants and water, to safely clean exterior surfaces of organic stains, mildew and algae.
During roof cleaning, the focus is on killing and removing the algae or moss growth. Chlorine bleach, the same kind you use to whiten laundry or scrub your toilet, is enough to kill off moss and algae spores. The recommendation is a 1:1 ratio of bleach to water to clean a roof. They also advise against using a pressure washer on asphalt shingles, as the force of the water can damage them.
After being allowed to sit on the roof surface for up to 20 minutes, the cleaning solution should be rinsed away with clean water. A few rain showers should be enough to wash any remaining algae off the roof. The person cleaning your roof might also use a leaf blower to remove any leftover pieces of moss.
Why Hire Thomas Roofing & Repair for your Orlando Roof Cleaning?
We Know Roofs
Don’t trust your roof cleaning to a handyman or pressure washing company. Go with someone who specializes in roofing and is a Florida State Certified Roofing Contractors. If you use someone else, it could void your shingle or tile warranty from the manufacturer. We are a state certified roofing contractor who is capable of cleaning your roof, repairing your roof or replacing your roofing.
Your time is better spent enjoying your life on your days off. Your time off of work is very valuable. You don’t want to spend hours trying to learn to clean your roof. You don’t want to attempt to walk on your dangerously slippery tiles with fragile tiles that can break while you are risking your health and safety trying to clean your tile roof. Only proven roof cleaning professionals should be performing such a challenging and dangerous task.
Guarantees and Warranty
A professional roofing company will perform a quality job and provide the customer with a one year warranty on all tile and shingle roof cleanings. There are a variety of things that can result when you hire an inexperienced roof cleaning company such as improper surface preparation, using the wrong cleaning solutions, not applying the cleaning solution correctly, not using enough cleaning solution because they do not have it or they need to stretch their cleaning products because the roof or home is larger than their true capabilities.
Safety and Insurance
If your home or roof is multiple levels, then you’ll need to have a ladder or multiple ladders to reach the roofs on different levels. This involves a high amount of risk in every roof cleaning and is another reason you do not want to save for inexperienced roof cleaning contractors. Thomas Roofing & Repairs has liability insurance and carries workman’s compensation for all our employees.
Roofing professionals have skills that take years to acquire and know how to hire roof cleaning specialists. Our professionals are on roofs all day long so they know what it takes to get the mold and mildew off your roof. Thomas Roofing & Repairs only uses soft wash roof cleaning methods so none of your roof material is damaged.
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About Thomas Roofing & Repair
Thomas Roofing & Repair is a family-owned business located in Central Florida. As homeowners and business owners, we completely understand the importance of maintaining your property investments and nothing protects these structures better than maintaining a fully functioning roof.
We install residential new roofs, roof replacements, roof repairs, commercial roofs, and we can help with storm damage.
We can repair the following types of roofs: Shingle, Metal, Modified bietman Hot and cold, Tile, Coatings, Taper and TPO.