Roof Wash Services

Lance's roof washing services are meticulously designed to extend the life of your roof and enhance your home's overall curb appeal.

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At Lance’s Power Washing, we understand that the roof of your home is not just its first line of defense against the elements, but also a significant investment. That’s why our roof washing services are meticulously designed to extend the life of your roof and enhance your home’s overall curb appeal. Our specialized ‘soft wash’ technique ensures a thorough clean without the risk of damage associated with traditional pressure washing.

Why Choose Soft Wash Roof Cleaning?

The roofs of houses are constantly exposed to various environmental stressors, including sun, rain, wind, and not to mention, biological growths like algae, moss, and lichens. These organisms are not only unsightly but can actually damage your roof over time. Traditional pressure washing might remove these growths temporarily, but the high pressure can be too harsh, risking damage to shingles and other roofing materials.

Our soft wash roof cleaning process uses low-pressure water jets combined with high-quality, environmentally friendly algaecides to effectively kill and remove these harmful biological elements. This method is safe for all types of roofing materials, including asphalt shingles, tiles, metal, and wood shakes.

The Problem with Roof Algae and Other Growth

One of the most common issues with roofs in humid climates is the growth of algae, which often appears as dark streaks on the roof. These streaks are not just an eyesore; they are indicative of algae feeding on the limestone filler in asphalt shingles. This bacterial growth not only makes your roof look aged but also compromises its ability to reflect sunlight effectively, leading to higher energy costs due to poor insulation and increased cooling needs.

Additionally, these organisms retain moisture against the roof surface, exacerbating wear and tear and potentially leading to leaks and structural damage over time. Our soft wash service targets these problems directly, not only cleaning your roof but also preventing future growths.

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  1. Assessment

    Every roof cleaning job begins with a thorough assessment. Our experts inspect your roof to determine the extent of cleaning needed and to identify any specific challenges posed by your roofing material or the architecture of your home.

  2. Cleaning Solution

    Based on the assessment, we create a customized cleaning solution specifically formulated for the type of roof you have and the particular contaminants present. This solution will effectively remove dirt, stains, and biological growth without harming your roof.

  3. Soft Wash

    We apply our cleaning solution using low-pressure equipment that ensures deep penetration into the growths without dislodging granules from asphalt shingles or damaging tiles and metal finishes. This process not only cleans the surface but also kills spores and roots of biological growths, providing a longer-lasting result.

  4. Rinse and Review

    Once the solution has done its job, we gently rinse the roof with low-pressure water to wash away the debris and cleaning agents. After the rinse, our team conducts a final inspection to ensure that the roof is immaculately clean and intact.

  5. Preventative Measures

    To prolong the cleanliness of your roof, we recommend and apply preventative treatments that inhibit the re-growth of algae, moss, and lichens. This treatment helps keep your roof clean and functional for years to come.

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  • Is it safe to pressure wash your roof?

    Pressure washing a roof is generally not recommended, especially for certain types of roofing materials like asphalt shingles. High-pressure washing can be too harsh, potentially causing damage such as:

    1. Dislodging Granules: For asphalt shingles, the high pressure can dislodge the granules from the shingles’ surface, which are crucial for protecting the roof from UV rays and weather degradation.
    2. Water Damage: High pressure can force water underneath the shingles or tiles, leading to leaks and water damage inside the home.
    3. Material Damage: Pressure washing can also cause damage to other roofing materials like tiles, metal, and wood shingles by either cracking them or stripping away protective coatings.

    Instead of pressure washing, Lance’s uses a safer method known as soft washing. Soft washing uses lower water pressure combined with specialized cleaning solutions to effectively remove dirt, algae, moss, and other buildups without damaging the roof. This method is much safer and recommended for maintaining the integrity and longevity of your roof. When you hire Lance’s Power Washing to wash your roof, rest assured you’re roof wash will be done safely and effectively.

  • How often should I clean my roof?

    The frequency at which you should have your roof cleaned or treated depends on several factors, including the type of roofing material, your local climate, and the presence of trees and other environmental elements near your home. However, as a general guideline:

    1. Asphalt Shingles: For homes with asphalt shingles, it’s typically recommended to have a roof cleaning and treatment every 1-3 years to prevent the growth of algae, moss, and lichens, which can degrade the shingles over time.
    2. Tile Roofs: Tile roofs may require less frequent cleaning, possibly every 2-4 years, since they are more resistant to organic growth but may accumulate dirt and debris.
    3. Metal Roofs: Metal roofs should be inspected and cleaned approximately every 2-5 years, depending on the environmental conditions. They are generally more resistant to organic growth but may still gather dust, pollen, and other pollutants.
    4. Environmental Considerations: If your home is located in a humid or wooded area, or if it’s exposed to frequent rain and moisture, you might need more frequent roof cleanings to prevent organic growth and ensure the longevity of your roof.

    Regular inspections can help you determine the appropriate schedule for roof cleaning and treatment, ensuring that your roof remains in optimal condition and continues to protect your home effectively.

  • Do I need a Roof Wash?

    The dark streaks commonly observed on shingle roofs are caused by a specific type of bacteria known as Gloeocapsa magma. This bacteria feeds on the organic components within the shingles, gradually deteriorating their structural integrity. The reproductive mechanism of this bacteria involves spore dissemination, which allows it to spread rapidly across neighborhoods.

    To mitigate this issue and extend the lifespan of your roof, it is critical to undertake a professional roof treatment every one to two years. Regular treatments not only protect the shingles but also maintain the overall effectiveness of your roofing system.