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Post Info TOPIC: The benefits of Soft washing a roof over Pressure washing

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The benefits of Soft washing a roof over Pressure washing


Soft washing and Pressure washing are two methods of cleaning a roof, but they differ significantly in the amount of pressure they use. Pressure washing involves using high-pressure water to blast dirt and grime off the roof, while soft washing uses a low-pressure water and chemical solution to kill and remove mold, mildew, and algae. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of soft washing a roof over pressure washing a roof.

  1. Less Damage to Roofing Materials

Soft washing uses a gentle low-pressure spray that won't damage roofing materials like shingles, tiles, or metal. In contrast, pressure washing can be too intense for some types of roofing materials, leading to broken shingles or tiles, warped metal, and other damage. Soft washing is an effective way to clean a roof without risking damage to the roof's integrity.

  1. Longer Lasting Results

Soft washing doesn't just remove dirt and grime, but it also kills and removes the root of the problem- algae, moss, and other organic growth that can cause damage to a roof. By removing these growths, soft washing can provide longer-lasting results than pressure washing, which only removes surface dirt and grime. Soft washing can keep your roof looking clean and fresh for years to come.

  1. Eco-Friendly

Soft washing is an eco-friendly method of cleaning a roof. The chemicals used in the soft washing process are biodegradable, and the low-pressure spray means that less water is needed compared to pressure washing. By using less water and chemicals, soft washing is a more environmentally responsible method of cleaning a roof.

  1. Safer for the Cleaner

Pressure washing a roof can be a dangerous job, especially if you're not experienced in using the equipment. The high-pressure water can be difficult to control, and falling from a roof is a significant risk. Soft washing is a much safer option as it doesn't require climbing onto the roof. Instead, the cleaner can remain safely on the ground and use a long-range nozzle to apply the solution to the roof.

  1. Better for Health

The algae, mold, and mildew that grow on roofs can be a health hazard. They release spores into the air that can be inhaled, causing respiratory problems for those with asthma or allergies. Pressure washing can disperse these spores into the air, making them more of a health risk. Soft washing uses a solution that kills the spores, making it a better choice for those concerned about their health.

  1. Better for Home Value

A clean roof can add significant value to your home. Soft washing can remove stains and discoloration from your roof, making it look new again. A well-maintained roof can enhance your home's curb appeal and make it more attractive to potential buyers. If you're planning to sell your home, soft washing your roof can be a wise investment that can help you get a better price for your property.


In summary, soft washing is a more gentle, effective, and eco-friendly method of cleaning a roof compared to pressure washing. Soft washing is less likely to damage roofing materials, provides longer-lasting results, is safer for the cleaner, better for health, and can increase home value. If you're considering cleaning your roof, soft washing is the preferred method that can provide a safe, effective, and long-lasting solution to keep your roof looking clean and new.


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