As homeowners we do our very best to keep the home we worked so hard for clean and up to date. A homes roof can tell surrounding neighbors or guests just how well we take care of the homes interior. If the exterior of the home is not looking its best we can only imagine how bad the interior looks.
A dirty roof can put on old dingy look to even a newly constructed home. The black stains caused by organic growth and take away from the freshly painted walls, clean windows and newly planted landscape. For these various we want to keep the roof clean and up to date from damages to prevent future leaks.
Now we all understand how daunting it can be to give the work to somebody who we do not know, who calls themselves "experts". After giving them to work to be done, we pay the contractor and think we have done well. Later to realize the roof is leaking because the pressure cleaning contractor used high pressure to clean the delicate asphalts shingle granuals and removed most of them and leaving exposed holes in the roof. Many homeowners can not physically go up on their roofs and very little contractors show before and after pictures to put the customers concerns at rest, now that they have seen the full picture.
This is one more reason why we should hire not only licensed and insured companies but also those who have an outstanding reputation. As homeowners we should request the contractor take pictures of areas of the roof where we can not see unless standing on the roof.
If the exterior cleaning refuses to share pictures this can be a red flag that you may not have had the job complete all the way or done poorly. Sadly we can not tell as homeowners until a problem such as a leak arrives or the Home Owners Association sends us another letter stating we need our roof done. When the contractor only cleaned the visable areas of the roof to you. But from across the street at your neighbors home we can see the dark organic spots are still there and continue to grow.
A true professional exterior roof cleaning professional will know how to properly and effectivly clean your roof for years to come why also protecting the landscape below. The true professional will also understand how to describe the process to you at every stage to help us know we are in good hands.
When we arrive to do a roof cleaning project we first talk to the customer on how the roof will be clean, what to expect and what are the measures taken to protect the landscape. We will then get all our tool and equipment out needed to do the job and set up a plan to attack this project. Next we will begin slow and steady to ensure all the roof is coated, working section by section and even recoating to kill ALL the mold and mildew eating away at your roofs fillers. Once finished we will reinspect to check for missed spots, if all is complete we come down from the roof and continue to water the landscape vegetation. The processes of water is carried on throughout the cleaning process as well as any plants that need to be tarped or moved to a safer area. This is in a nutshell how we handle the roof cleaning process day in and day out.
Before cleaning a roof yourself you must ask a list of questions
- What equiptment do I need?
- How much cleaning solution do I need for this project? (varies by size, roof type and amount needed to clean)
-What safety risks can I run when on the roof?
-What if I fall?
-How much time will it take?
Above are the main questions we should ask ourselves before taking on this task. It most cases it is best to hand off the work to a reputable professional.
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