Soft Wash Roof Cleaning Ellicott City, Maryland

 

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Soft Washing vs. Pressure Washing

What is the difference between soft washing and pressure washing?

It’s simple to nail down the difference between the two exterior cleaning methods.

  • Pressure washing is the use of high-pressure water spray on a surface to remove mold, mildew, dirt, grime, mud and more.
  • Soft washing is a low-pressure cleaning process with the use of chemicals on a surface to remove and break down lichen, mold, algae, bacteria, moss, dirt and more.

Soft washing is an alternative cleaning process for delicate surfaces such as roofs or vinyl siding. Allbrite’s team is trained in both pressure washing and soft washing methods to deliver you professional and knowledgeable service. To learn about the benefits of an Allbrite soft wash cleaning, click here. 

Benefits of our Roof Treatment

Our roof treatment ensures the black stains, moss and lichen are eradicated from your roof. We are so sure of our process we back it with 5-Year Spot Free Warranty!

Our safe and effective roof cleaning treatment is a soft wash method and has been proven to extend the longevity of your roof without any damaging pressure.

There are many benefits of our soft wash roof treatment. Not only is it manufacturer recommended, but the value it provides to your home and family is immeasurable:

    1. You extend the longevity of your roof because you are preventing future leaks, which are a costly repair.
    2. Those black streaks, green moss cakes, and white lichen dots are actually bacteria infestations. A neglected roof can lead to these infestations seeping into your attic. This degrades the air quality in your home. That’s right, you could be BREATHING in these infestations.
    3. Our simple and affordable roof treatment provides value without breaking the bank. Selling your home? Get your house ready for picture day with a brand new looking roof! Take pride in the appearance of your home? Our roof treatment is the perfect way to add curb appeal!

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Soft Wash vs Pressure Wash

Here’s a project we had in Ellicott City, Maryland doing a roof to road package. Roof to road means getting the whole exterior of your property cleaned up from all the nasty green, all the algae on all surfaces. We finished soft washing the roof and soft washing the patios prior to cleaning the fence.

This particular property had a huge wooden fence that goes all the way around the property. This fence hasn’t been stained or cleaned in at least 15 years. So naturally it looked old, gray and very much fainted. We are prepping the fence to be stained once everything is dry. We call this a restoration project! We plan to put a nice semi transparent, natural tone on the fence.

We get asked all the time – are you going to soft wash or pressure wash my fence? Well, it all depends on the outcome of the project. For instance, we will be sealing this fence so we will be pressure washing it to remove all of the organic growth, oxidation and bacteria. Ensuring the surface is cleaned and free of growth is important because it ensures the stain adhering properly to the surface, which in return helps your fence last longer. If we were to soft wash this fence we would have to use more soap, which equates to more chemicals, and could really dry out this wood. We don’t usually soft wash wood in general, however, it is an application method that can be used.

The process we are taking today is a three step process. 1. Apply soap, 2. Go over with a mild pressure and rinse everything, 3. Come back and apply a brightener, that brightener is going to bring the pH level of the wood back to 7 so it’s susceptible to take stain that way we know everything is prepared properly for when we come back to do the staining. It’s also going to brighten the wood. If you see now it’s old, gray and very faded. We are going to brighten this fence up.

If you have an outdoor space that could use some cleaning, give us a call to discuss your project. Our family is here to help!
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Dark Streaks on Your Shingle Roof?

Whether you’re a homeowner or building owner, proper maintenance and regular inspection of your roof can greatly impact the longevity, performance, and reliability of your roofing system.

Have you recently noticed unsightly black streaks on your shingle roof? The black streaks are known as gloeocapsa magma (algae) which is transported through the air.

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) lays out a guide to algae discoloration and how to address it.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about our soft wash roof treatment!

FAQ – Roof Cleaning

Roof cleaning has made it to the home maintenance list and it has become a necessity. Below are some frequently asked questions, if you have a question that is not answered please do not hesitate to reach out as we are happy to answer any questions you may have!

Our roof cleaning is done by using manufacturer’s recommendations only.

  • Will my roof leak?
    • We use a soft wash method that has been proven to clean and extend the longevity of your roof without damaging pressure. Our method will not make your roof leak. Your roof will only leak if there are pre-existing cracks or leaks in your roofing system.

 

  • Are my plants and landscaping safe?
    • We take proper precautions after our technicians run a property protection plan to keep all plants and landscaping safe. We keep plants wet before, during and after the treatment application. We also apply a plant fortifier at the end of the treatment.

 

  • Why are there still spots on my roof?
    • The areas of moss and lichen that are still left behind have a root system that has embedded itself into the shingle. The roof cleaning treatment will slowly break down the root system and deteriorate. All roof cleanings include a free 30-day follow-up.

 

  • How much pressure are you using on my roof?
    • Our roof cleaning pumps do not exceed 100psi.

 

  • Do you get on the roof?
    • In some cases, yes. If the roof is above a 4/12 pitch, we treat from the top of a ladder rather than getting on the roof.

     

  • How long does it last for?
    • We warranty our roof cleanings for 5 years.

 

What are the benefits of our roof cleaning treatment? Click Here for more information!

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Here’s a round up of Before & After photos sent from our technicians over the past few weeks. We love seeing the progress on roof cleanings, concrete cleanings, and siding washing with our soft wash and pressure washing techniques.

 

 

 

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