Does Soft Washing a Roof Work?

If your roof is older or needs a more delicate cleaning process, you may be wondering if soft washing is right for you. If you have algae or moss that keeps coming back, or your shingles are lifting from pesky microorganisms, a soft wash could be a viable solution to save your roof.

Soft washing is a gentle cleaning method that rids your roof of organic matter and debris using a chemical solution. It requires a skilled roof technician to apply the solution safely and effectively to prevent further roof damage.

But is soft washing actually effective? And is it safe? The answer to both these questions is yes. In fact, soft washing may be the best option for your roof and save you money in the long run.

How Does Soft Washing Work?

First, we spray an eco-friendly, biodegradable cleanser to your roof through a low-pressure system. This cleanser effectively eradicates stains and any organisms or plant growth from your tiles and shingles.

After several days, we use low-impact cleaning techniques such as air blowing, sweeping, and low-pressure washing. This rids your roof of any remaining dirt and debris, and restores your roof to its former glory.

Our SoftClean™ system kills all the microorganisms down to their roots to prevent further growth. The best part about this method is that, unlike pressure washing, it effectively dissolves residue and sweeps away any build-up of filth that accumulates on your roof.

The Main Benefits of Soft Washing

Soft washing can save you money because it requires fewer treatments. Our SoftClean™ process uses a biodegradable solution that thoroughly seeps into every part of your roof, and helps prevent further growth for up to three years. This means fewer annual cleanings and more savings.

Soft washing lengthens the lifespan of your roof. If your roof has a lot of dirt and overgrowth, many homeowners will replace their roof, which can be costly. Soft washing not only removes moss and organisms from your roof, but it also prevents these organisms from coming back for a longer period of time.

Soft washing can also increase your energy savings. Moss and dirt darken your roof, and dark colors attract more sunlight during the summer months. Your home becomes warmer with a darker roof, which can increase your cooling costs. Soft washing removes the dirt, moss and algae from your home, making it easier to keep cool.

Call Portland’s Roof Cleaning Experts For Your Free Estimate

We’re here to keep your roof clean and in top condition. Our trusted professionals will give you expert recommendations to clean your roof, and also provide you solutions for moss prevention. Simply call us at 503-420-0031 or send us a message and our highly trained staff will answer all your questions.