Improving the Curb Appeal of Your Home by Roof Cleaning

18 March 2020

Hello and Hola!

Whatever is going on right now, I want you to know that my business is open until further notice and I can take care of all your pressure washing or window cleaning needs. I am here and happy to help.

In fact, I have softwashed many, many roofs and share some images with you here.

It's always really nice to see the transformation of a house being cleaned. Especially washing roofs is truy rewarding! It doesn't matter what type of roof covering you have, they all come out beautifully. The most common roofing materials used in Florida are shingles (fiberglass/asphalt and organic/asphalt), metal, tile (clay or concrete), built-up (flat roof, tar or modified bitumen and gravel).

If you are interested to know what type of roofs are recommended in the State of Florida, here is a website giving you a lot of useful information on all aspects of roofs particularly in Florida and coastal areas: https://www.roofingcalc.com/best-roof-types-for-florida-and-coastal-areas/

This website ranks roofing materials from best to worst for coastal living, and it goes like this:

  1. Metal Roofing
  2. Ceramic Tile
  3. Natural Slate
  4. Wood Shakes
  5. Asphalt Shingles — in a distant last place


Black Streaks on Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingles holding the last position on this list has to do with one important fact: Asphalt shingles are made in part of limestone. Mold has an appetite for limestone. So when manufacturers started mixing limestone with the asphalt shingle mix about 20 years ago to add weight, the streaking began. Manufacturers have begun moving away from limestone but thousands of homes are left with shingles that contain limestone — and black marks. If left untreated, experts say the streaks can lead to premature rotting of the shingles.

Those stains can diminish the value of the house as it looks less appealing and is said to raise the electricity bills because the black streaks make the attic getting much hotter.

Most black streaks on homes can be found on the northern slopes where it stays wet and darker, which is conducive to bacteria growing.


Improved Curb Appeal through Roof Cleaning

So, besides of the actual decay of roof material, a clean, spotless roof makes such a difference to a house as it significantly improves its curb appeal. Particularly if you plan to sell your home or want to make your business more appealing to customers, pressure washing is the right thing to do. But not just that, houses do need regular cleaning of their rooftops as they are prone to many undesireable influences from Mother Nature. Constant sunshine beating down, salty air in coastal areas, tropical rainfalls leave the roof prone to accumulate mold, mildew, algae, dust and dirt and everything that falls off nearby trees or the wind blows it's way. If your roof looks like it is time for a thorough cleaning, I'd like to offer my services. A free quote will give you an idea of the costs but be assured that it is less than what you'd expect.


Worried about personal contact these days?

Even with current events, we will come out and perform the work. In case you are worried about any personal contact and possible contagion with a virus etc. be assured that we keep this down to a minimum or even nonexistent. The quote you will get from me can be done over the phone and the payment is either by credit card, check per mail or you can put your check in your mailbox at the day when we arrive, so no personal contact is needed.


To find out if you need your roof cleaned or what the costs might be, please don't hesitate to call me 1-813-841-5024 or send me a request through this website.