The Difference Between Cleaning a Tile Roof and a Shingled Roof

Your roof is an important part of your home maintenance project. Ensuring your roof is clean and protected is just as important as any other cleaning project you engage in. Homeowners often wonder, though, how they can go about keeping their roof clean.

A professional roof cleaning with a pressure cleaning company is a great way to ensure your roof is clean and protected. While most pressure washing companies offer some form of roof cleaning service, it can be difficult to know if you’re getting the best options for every roof type. But the experts at Superior Exterior Cleaning are here to explain how they go about cleaning both tile and shingled roofs and how these options differ.

Shingled Roof

Shingles are relatively lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to install. Bitumen and asphalt shingles have a textured, sandy finish. These shingles are super versatile and have a wide range of benefits. Perhaps the best thing about shingles is that there are so many different options to choose from.

This can make choosing the best cleaning option difficult. However, the experts at Superior Exterior Cleaning provide an individual assessment for each cleaning project we work on to ensure you’re getting the best options for your unique surfaces.

The downside to shingles, especially asphalt shingles, is that mold and moss like to grow on these surfaces. Over time, these contaminants can damage not just your shingles, but the structure of your roof. The best way to keep your shingles clean is to invest in a professional roof washing.

The roof washing options with Superior Exterior Cleaning is a low pressure soft washing. This gentle cleaning option utilizes an eco-friendly cleaner that breaks down bacteria, mold, and mildew that finds a home on your roof. These cleaners are then washed away with a gentle water-bleach mixture that won’t damage your properties.

Tile Roof

Terracotta, concrete, and brick tiles are popular roofing options. The cleaning process for tile roofing can be different than the cleaning options for shingles. These tile options are harder, but also more porous. This means tile roofing is more subject to cracking and breakage than shingles. Using pressure to clean a tile roof will lead to grout cracking and eventual water damage.

As such, the experts at Superior Exterior Cleaning offer a no-pressure cleaning option to ensure your tile roof is protected. Soft washing is also used with tile roofing to keep your roof clean without risking damages. Just like with shingles, a biodegradable cleaner is applied to break down mold, mildew, and bacteria before it can cause damage to your roof’s structure. Once these cleaners are done, they’re washed away.

Call an Expert

No matter which roofing option you have, it’s important to call a roof washing expert. The potential for damages, no matter what roof you have, is too high. By calling pressure cleaning experts like those at Superior Exterior Cleaning, you’re ensuring your roof is protected throughout the cleaning process and you’re also ensuring you’re getting the best clean for your unique roof.

To set up an appointment with the pressure cleaning experts of Adelaide today, call Superior Exterior Cleaning and speak with our professionals.

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