We found homeowners were being advised to replace roofs, stucco, and siding only because they were dirty, not old and damaged. Contractors often recommend expensive remodeling projects, although your building materials still have remaining life. Maintaining clean surfaces with SoftWash will extend the life of your exterior facades for a fraction of the cost of replacing them.
Roof discoloration caused by algae is a problem frequently faced in Florida. The discoloration usually has a brown to black appearance, and is often mistaken for soot, dirt, moss, or tree droppings. Besides looking bad, the algae feed on the limestone filler in your shingles. By not cleaning your roof, you are reducing the life of your shingles by up to 50%. Stucco can also get infested with the same algae or is frequently stained by rust. Wood and vinyl siding and composite decks eventually become diseased with the green molds. These infestations of algae and molds are not just on the surface but below the stucco and concrete surface and in the wood and siding’s nooks and crannies. Traditional pressure washing, or what has been rebranded as power washing, just removes the top layer of this infestation never resolving the issue of infection and only offering a temporary solution.