Roof Cleaning Asheville, NC
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more effective way to restore your Asheville home's beauty than by investing in a professional roof cleaning. The Asheville roof cleaning professionals at Triple Wide Pressure Washing offer soft wash roof cleaning that's guaranteed to remove any and all blemishes from atop your home, including:
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Triple Wide Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning is backed by a $2 Million insurance policy to give you peace of mind. Our Trained professionals will bring your Asheville roof back to looking its best. We back our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you need roof cleaning in Asheville, NC, Call the pressure washing pros at Triple Wide Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning, your Asheville roof cleaning experts.
The Importance Of Soft Washing For Your Roof
Below is an excerp from an article by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association.
To understand how to deal with the recurring problem of algae and moss growth on rooftops, it is important to learn what they are and how they grow and spread. Although some similarities exist, algae and moss are very different and require slightly different procedures to prevent or to remove.
Often mistaken as mold or mildew, the black discoloration and streaks visible on many roofs across the United States and Canada are actually algae. The algae can form w here moisture tends to dwell on roof surfaces. Coastal or humid climates create the most conducive conditions for algae growth. The most common type, gloeocapsa magma or blue green algae, protects itself from damaging ultraviolet rays by producing a dark pigmented sheath. The algae discoloration typically begins as small spots then quickly transforms into streaks on the roof plane. By the time the algae is visible, it likely has been present for several months or longer.
Algae spores are carried by the wind or by animals and can quickly spread from one rooftop to another. That is why it is common to see algae growth on rooftops throughout an affected neighborhood. The same is true for apartment or condominium complexes, townhouses or row houses. There is no scientific evidence that algae is damaging to asphalt shingles, although it certainly affects the aesthetics of a roof. On highly reflective or “cool” roofs, algae will undoubtedly have a negative impact on the long-term effectiveness of these roof systems. That is why it is important to address an algae problem as soon as possible.
Moss is a non-vascular plant that obtains water through its leaves, unlike most plants that gather water through its root system. Moss must therefore have a moist environment to survive. In North America, moss tends to grow on north facing roof planes that receive less direct sunlight and stay damp longer than south facing planes. Overhanging tree branches provide additional shade and drop debris on the roof that further holds in moisture and acts as a food source for moss.
Moss spores may also be carried by wind or animals and can easily spread throughout neighborhoods. Unlike algae, moss can be detrimental to asphalt shingle performance. Moss can cause the leading edges of the shingles to lift or curl, which increases the risk of shingle blow-off during wind events. In severe cases, moss build-up can cause lateral water movement resulting in moisture damage to the roof deck or may even cause leaks.
Pair Your Roof Cleaning with a House Washing
Of course, a clean roof itself isn't enough to get your home looking as clean and beautiful as you may wish. That's why it's important to pair this service with house washing. The quality of house washing that our Asheville team provides is the perfect complement to a professional roof cleaning.
Our client in Saluda, NC, has a rental property she is trying to sell and needed it cleaned up quickly. We needed to clean up the entire exterior of the home, starting with soft washing the siding. O […]
Black algae, or gloeocapsa magma, can overtake your whole roof, and before long, you might forget what color the roof is supposed to be. Once the algae take hold, it acts as a food source for damage- […]
Our client in Brevard NC called us out to have their small townhome community cleaned up. We began by soft washing the exterior of the buildings. There was a lot of algae and mold built up over the y […]
Pressure washing is an extremely useful cleaning method, but like all useful tools, it must be applied correctly. Asphalt roofs are no place for high pressure. It can cause much more damage than good […]