Why You Should Softwash Your Roof This Fall

//Why You Should Softwash Your Roof This Fall

Why You Should Softwash Your Roof This Fall

 For something that protects you from the sun, wind, and rain and keeps you warm all day, far too many homeowners neglect to keep their roof clean. With fall in full swing, you need to double down to keep your roof safe and your home looking great. Not only does it look bad from the street, moss can actually eat away at your roof, jeopardize your insurance, and cost you thousands in repairs if you wait too long.

Here are a few reasons to softwash your roof this fall:

Don’t let fall get the best of your roof

Regular maintenance is the best way for you to keep your home looking great and keep it running efficiently, but fall is a different animal compared to spring and summer. The debris coming off of the trees coupled with moisture create a recipe that’s ripe for damage, streaks, and moss growth. A softwash costs far less than a repair or replacement. It might rain often in Vancouver, but regular rainwater won’t be able to fight the bacteria that are slowly eating away at your shingles.

The Benefits of a Softwash for Your Roof

We find that homeowners often waste hundreds or thousands of dollars when it comes to exterior home care (or lack thereof!).  A softwash is the exact opposite of a power wash: instead of blasting your home with a powerful stream of water that risks damaging the shingles, a softwash lightly hits the roof with water that is power packed with a solution designed to fight off moss and save your roof. The result is a deep clean and even deeper protection without any of the drawbacks.

You benefit from:

  • Better Energy Efficiency: A properly maintained roof is KEY to maximum heating efficiency during the cold months. With your roof fully intact and healthy, you’ll retain more heat and ease the burden on your HVAC system.
  • Better Appearance: Dark streaks and algae look terrible. Let’s be honest. Not only will you increase your home’s value if it looks better, you’ll be able to see it from the road and be proud.
  • Health Benefits: Moss and algae growing on the roof could lead to contamination in the home. Ensure that this doesn’t happen by killing them off before it gets out of hand.
  • Longer Roof Life: If your shingles aren’t busy fighting off bacteria and debris, they last a lot longer. Extend the life of your roof and keep that money in your pocket.

Now that fall is here, it’s time to seriously consider a softwashing. The debris and bacterial growth on your roof could seriously jeopardize its structural integrity and cost you money on heating bills and repairs. When it comes to your roof, you don’t want anything else up there—except for Diamond Clean’s softwash professionals, that is!



By | 2023-09-13T21:45:52+00:00 September 12th, 2023|Blogs|0 Comments

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