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How to Find a Reputable Roof Cleaning Company

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If you have decided to seek out roof cleaning services, then you are on the right track to having a gorgeous and healthy roof for years to come. Not only does this increase the value of your home, but it also saves you money on unnecessary roof repairs or premature failure of your roof. However, choosing a roof cleaning company is not always easy. If you choose a bad company, there is a chance that they will actually cause irreversible damage to your roof, which can be a very costly repair or may lessen the lifespan of your roof. There can be many to choose from and it can seem impossible to narrow down the choices. Are all of their services equal? Below are a few tips to selecting the best company for the job so that you are left with the clean roof you wanted without any added drama.

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High Vs Low Pressure Washing: When to Use and What’s the Difference?

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Many homeowners are unaware of the methods that are used when they hire a company to complete a job that requires the use of a pressure washer. They are often surprised to learn that there are both high and low pressure options and that each method is specifically suited to certain tasks. In fact, using the wrong method for a job could even cause damage to your home over time and end up costing you in repairs or extra maintenance that could have been avoided. Reputable companies are able to advise you about which tasks require which method, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t less experienced companies who might make a mistake or simply not have the right equipment for the job. By reading the tips below, you will gain a better understanding of what your pressure washing needs should be.

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Benefits Of Roof Sealing

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Roof sealing is a great idea for any homeowner regardless of whether your roof is made of aluminum, shingles, metal, copper, asphalt, wood or PVC. Your roof represents about 40% of the total surface area of your home and is the first barrier your home has against rain and the elements. Especially in rainy climates, an unsealed roof can begin to leak and the internal structures of your home can quickly become damaged. Rot and mold can devastate property value and other water damage such as damage to wiring or drywall can really do a number on your home. Having your roof sealed is the most effective way to prevent these disasters from happening to you and having your property value negatively affected. Below are a few tips to help you decide that getting your roof sealed is a great choice.

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Should I Get My Roof Stained?

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One of the most desired roofing systems for residential homes is the cedar shake roof. Compared to regular asphalt shingles and steel roofing systems, a cedar shake roof can offer better insulation value to your home, which helps keep your home cool during the hottest summer months.

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Which Method of Pressure Washing is Right for my Roof?

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A major part of the regular maintenance of your industrial or residential property is the cleaning of the exterior walls, roof and windows. Without regular and thorough cleaning, these aspects of your property can become damaged by weather, pollutants in the air and rain or simply become so dirty that cleaning becomes more expensive and very difficult.

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Is It Worth It To Paint My Roof?

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In the hot and humid Florida climate, your roof is subjected to above average environmental damage and stress on a daily basis. The beating sun, the moisture in the air and the repeated cycle of heating and cooling that your roof undergoes each day inevitably takes its toll and will without a doubt reduce the overall lifespan of your roofing system.

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Should I Get My Tile Roof Sealed?

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A common recommendation many people give Florida homeowners is to have your tile roof sealed. But you may be left wondering, what does sealing your tile roof actually do and what is so great about it?

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Is It Worth It To Get My Roof Professionally Cleaned?

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We live in an age where Do-it-Yourself, or DIY, has the run of the land. There are YouTube how-to videos, HGTV fixer-upper shows, Pinterest boards on “upcycling,” and a seemingly endless list of platforms to locate work-arounds, cheap fixes, and at-home solutions. Many of these are useful, helpful, and can save consumers both money and time.

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How the Florida Heat Affects your Roof

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Florida is known as the Sunshine State, but that’s not always a good thing! While our state’s year-round sunshine and warmth have their perks, the high temperatures and blazing sunshine will take a toll on your roof. Once it’s there, we have a tendency not to think about that all important “roof over our head.” But here in Florida, it may actually be in need of frequent TLC.

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Dangers of Unapproved Roof Cleaning Methods

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Roof cleaning is a tedious task, and a majority of people tend to get it done as soon as possible. In doing so, people can hire roof cleaners that adopt measures which can get the job done quickly for them. However, what the majority of people fail to consider is whether the selected measures being used for roof cleaning are approved or not? Numerous non-professional roof cleaners, specifically these days, use unapproved roof cleaning methods. The fact is that these unapproved methods for roof cleaning bring along many dangers.

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5 Reasons to Get Your Roof Painted

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If you are looking for an Orlando roof painting company, you’ve came to the right place.

We are a professional roof painting company. We have been serving Orlando, FL and the surrounding area for over 20 years.

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Orlando Apartment Roof Cleaning

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An apartment complex goes through a lot of interviews. This means a lot of people touring the neighborhood, looking around and deciding if this is a place they’re interested in living in or not. At some point during their walk through they’re going to look up at the roof over their potential future home. If you want units that are full of happy tenants as opposed to ones that sit empty for months on end, it could be as simple as looking at your roofs. Ask yourself, what do they look like?

First impressions are everything. And while it is super important for your apartment units to be in the best possible shape, it doesn’t stop there. Your shared areas, your parking lots and your roof should be looking good as well. It’s all part of a cohesive whole that says this is a clean, properly maintained property. All of these areas, in good shape, are what give your apartment complex the best curb appeal; an appealing edge that the other complexes just don’t have.

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What are the downsides of getting my roof cleaned?

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You can hear a lot of opinions both good and bad when it comes to getting your roof cleaned. And there are certainly pros and cons to such a project, although there are more pros then there are cons. Whatever you may hear, a lot of homeowners aren’t really sure either way whether roof cleaning is good, bad, or even necessary, so it’s always a good to do some research yourself.

Roof cleaning is in fact necessary. Most insurance agencies and home owners associations actually require it. But you should definitely have your roof cleaned regularly to contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of your home anyway, not just because you’re told to. Roof cleanings help your roof so that its exterior stays in the best shape possible. Your roof is your first defense against the elements; even before your walls so that’s the bit you want to keep in tip top shape. You have to protect it so it can protect you.

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The Advantages of Having a Clean Roof

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If you’re like most homeowners, you clean your house all the time. Whether you’re doing the dishes, cleaning the bathroom or vacuuming the carpet, you know that these chores are essential for keeping your home in the best shape possible. You also do them with no complaints. But take a second and think about what you do for the exterior of your home. Do you do just as much work as you do on the inside?

The outside of your home needs to be taken care of and looked after just as much as the inside of your home. The exterior of your house is what stands between you and the elements, the parts that keep you cozy, dry and most of all, safe. And there’s a ton of stuff for you to do out there too, a lot of it cleaning.

You can clean your gutters and downspouts, your windows and walkways, and you probably do clean those, but do you clean your roof ever? Some people don’t and they don’t know why they should but it’s a very important part of the upkeep of your home. If you can protect your roof, it will keep your foundation safe as well and the two work together to help you avoid any costly repairs.

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How Long Does Tile Roof Cleaning Take?

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Tile roofs are one of the most advantageous roofing types. Tile roofs are able to better withstand harsher weather conditions. They have thermal properties to better reduce temperatures within the house. They’re more resistant to pests. They come in a large variety of colors and styles, and they last just as long as, if not longer than, every other type.

But as all homeowners know, you don’t keep your house standing forever without putting any maintenance efforts into it. The same goes double for your roof. The first major line of defense for your residence, your roof faces; sun, rain, wind and heat, pests, weathering dust and dirt, mildew, algae and moss growth. And these issues do more than just make your roof unsightly. If given enough time they’ll begin causing your roof to deteriorate and make it unable to fulfill its original purpose.

Maintenance for your roof consists of one thing, in two different places: cleaning. When doing so, you have to clean both your tiled roof and your gutters and downspouts. Cleaning these regularly allows them to properly function. A working roof allows water to move to the gutters and downspouts and the later carries it away from your foundation. The removal of standing water, and other debris removed with cleanings, preserves your roof and gutter systems for a number of years.

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Condo Roof Cleaning in Orlando, FL

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Whether you live in or manage a condominium complex, you know how important it is to keep your property well maintained. And with the scale of upkeep and community that comes with a condo complex, you know how big of a job that can be.

The exterior of your condo is the first thing that is seen. A clean, or dirty, appearance will have a big impact on the way that your home and community is viewed. Well-kept properties are a boon to investors and potential residents in the same way that unkempt properties are going to make them not spare a second glance. Condos that are well taken care of can cause a surge in the resale value of the entire complex.

The appearance of your condo starts with your roof. Once your roof is covered with dark stains and dirt, the appearance of the rest of your home might not even be noticed. In fact, when buying homes people often look at the roof first as it can easily indicate more serious problems. Not to mention the fact that your roof is not just for looks, but to protect your home from all kinds of environmental concerns.

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How Often Should My Roof Be Low Pressure Washed?

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The outside of your home is the first line of defense. When it comes to the exterior of your home versus wind, rain and sun — the elements can be relentless. And that’s not the only thing working against the most protective areas of your home; there’s also dirt, grime, insects and plants.

That’s why it’s important for you to give your roof a helpful, and preventative, hand. Low pressure roof cleaning is a way to gently blast away the accumulated grime and remove irritants that can grind at your roof’s surface so you don’t end up spending all of your money on a new, replacement roof.

A good low pressure soft wash can do a lot for the life-span of your roof and the appeal of your home. For these reasons alone, a large number of roof tiling manufacturers suggest regular low pressure cleanings. But as a homeowner you may wonder why should you do it and when?

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Why Mold & Algae Grow On Your Roof & How To Remove It

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Your roof is important to the integrity of your home. It also seems like it gets dirty really quickly. You know what I’m talking about. When your roof isn’t even that old, and it’s supposed to last for several more years but all of a sudden it’s covered in black stains, discolored streaks and green mossy growth.

Maybe you know that this isn’t good for you roof, that the lifespan of your roof is highly affected by the weather and its environment. Maybe you know that living in Orlando, FL, your roof could be completely covered by the problem in less than four years.

But maybe you don’t know where these issues even came from or how to get rid of them. Well that’s all right. Our Orlando roof cleaners can solve this problem for you. Read more below to find the causes of why mold and algae grow on your roof and how to remove it.

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5 Reasons to Clean Your Asphalt Shingle Roof

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As a homeowner, you know just how important your roof is to the integrity of your home. You also know that it can get “dirty” fairly quickly if not looked after. No matter how old it is or how long it’s supposed to last, the lifespan of your roof is affected daily by the weather and its environmental surroundings.

Roof Algae, or Gloeocapsa magma, needs heat, moisture and nutrients to grow. Your roof, thanks to the inclusion of limestone, has all three. Ever wonder what the black stains and bits of discoloration streaking your roof are? They’re roof algae transported by the wind in little spores. They feed on the inorganic materials in your roofing materials. Living in Orlando, FL your roof could be completely covered in less than four years!

When you have different mosses and lichens growing on your roof, you may think it’s just affecting the appearance of your roof. This isn’t true. While it does create an unsightly appearance, it can also do structural damage to your shingles. But this isn’t the only reason you should think about having your Orlando, FL asphalt shingle roof cleaned.

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Why is Gutter, Valley & Downspout Cleaning so Important?

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Your gutters play a very important part in the upkeep of your home. A series of narrow channels and troughs that are a part of your roofing system, they funnel water down the downspout to help to divert rainwater away from the base of your home. This may sound unimportant but what this means is that they help to reduce erosion, they prevent leaks from happening in your basement, attic, or crawlspaces, protecting both your interior and exterior painted or stained surfaces and preventing them from being exposed to excessive amounts of water.

Your gutters also prevent water from going over the edge of your roof. This can reduce the amount of moisture around your home, directing it straight in to the ground. Everyone has had the experience of rushing in to a home because water is pouring off of the roof in sheets. It’s not pleasant. Proper maintenance of your gutter system, or regular gutter cleaning, can help to keep that from happening. The lack of rain falling from the roof also serves to keep your home free of dirt at the foundation as well as moss, algae, and slime by keeping it dry.

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Tile Roof Cleaning: All You Need to Know

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Your roof is installed with a long lifespan. Properly applied, and depending on the material, it can last for a number of years. However, to keep it in the best shape possible, it does need regular upkeep and maintenance. That's where our Orlando tile roof cleaning company comes in.

Every year, there are thousands of people replace their roofs. Often times, these roofs still have a lot of life left in them. Before you decide you need a new roof, it’s important to weigh your options. If your roof looks old and is covered with streaks or moss, it doesn’t mean it’s time for a new one. It probably just needs a good cleaning.

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Why Do I Have To Clean My Roof?

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Wouldn't it be great if you found out that you really didn't need a new roof, and you didn't have to take out that 2nd mortgage after all to replace it?

Would you be excited if you were told you only needed a professional soft wash roof cleaning to remove the discoloration and dark streaks on your roof to make it look like new again?

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Swarm of Honey Bees

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Did you know that honey bees pollinate 80% of our crops. Or 20 billion dollars worth. Albert Einstein said once "if bees disappear from the earth man would have no more than four years to live."

We were swarmed by honey bees the last day on this job (the black roofed home) as 40,000 bees honey laden bees landed in a flower bed on that bush.

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