You have many concerns in your daily life and maybe knocking the dirt off of your roof is not high up in your priorities. But, it should be! Your Home Owners Association (HOA) has a responsibility to uphold the appearance of your neighborhood. If your roof is grimy and dirty, they will come calling to request that you either get your roof power washed or get fined. Being the good homeowner, you can appreciate their concern for the cleanliness and order in your neighborhood. That’s why you moved there isn’t it? Continue reading
While this may sound like an odd correlation, an estimated 300 million people suffer from asthma and allergies. Dust, dirt, allergens, mold, mildew and other particulate matter settles on your home – landing on the roof, the outer walls, in the cracks and crevices of windows, in A/C units which are blown into the house if filters are not changed on a regular basis and around door frames which when swung open can blow inside. All of this can have an effect on air quality and in turn on your health. Continue reading
Is it a good idea to pressure wash a shingle roof?
Traditional roofing shingles are made with a base mat of material such as paper, cellulose, wood fiber, or other material. That base is then saturated with asphalt (tar and sand or stone) to make it waterproof and add durability.
Additionally, because of the architecture here in Florida many homes have ceramic shingled roofs.
Both types of material have been known to begin breaking down, cracking, or crumbling when hit with a high pressure hose.
That’s where Benitez and Hudgins Pressure Washing comes in. Continue reading