Home Exterior Cleaning Recommendations For Safe And Effective Maintenance

Posted on: 11 June 2020

When you consider the cleaning of your home, the interior of your home needing cleaning might be what you think of first. However, the outside of your home is just as essential to keep clean and in good condition. Here are some recommendations to help you clean your home exterior safely and effectively.

Roof Cleaning

Your roof and its shingles are exposed to a great variance of weather and temperature conditions. Rainfall upon your roof combined with any tree debris or leaves can promote the decomposition of your shingles. Then, if you live in a cool and moist environment, excessive moisture in the air and on your roof can cause algae, mildew, mold, and lichen growth that can stain and damage your roofing shingles. 

Any type of growth of your roof can cause irreparable damage to its surface and should be remedied by a professional. You might need to replace some of your shingles to restore your roof's barrier, or you may just need to clean it from the shingles. A professional soft washing service can spray off these residues from your roof and use a special shingle cleaning solution to prevent regrowth without worrying about potential damage from a too-harsh spray. You can also ask your roofing professional about applying zinc strips along the ridge of your roof to help prevent moss regrowth.

Siding Washing

Your home's siding can also succumb to a lot of stains and dirt built-up, which leaves it looking stained, dirty, and unattractive. You can also benefit from a soft washing service to your home exterior to clean it of any stains or you can work on cleaning some of the dirt off by yourself.

Anytime you clean the outside of your home, you want to make sure any vegetation and decking around your home are not in the way of becoming damaged. Vegetation can be harmed by some cleaning solutions, so be careful which ones you spray above your landscaping plants. 

Spray and clean from the bottom of the siding to the top, which will help you prevent streaks from appearing. Work in small areas so you avoid having your cleaning solution dry on the home's exterior. When you use a professional cleaning service, they will be able to treat specific areas of your siding to remove the most stubborn stains. Then, they will also apply protective covers for any delicate areas or vegetation around your home perimeter.

For more information, contact a soft washing service in your area.