Details Soft Wash offers high quality exterior home and residential Wood roof washing, including mold, algae, and moss removal. Most homeowners who have a wood roof don’t realize until too late that they should have been taking better care of the wood roof over their head. Unlike asphalt, asbestos, or slate roofs, pressure washing wood roofs can add many years of life to the wood roof.
Cleaning and preserving a wood roof via washing can dramatically change it’s visual appearance. However, proper care must be used regarding water pressure and detergent selection so not to damage the wood roof. Too much water pressure may loosen shingles and drive contaminants deeper into the wood; not enough pressure may not effectively remove the damaging contaminants. The presence of a bleaching agent in the detergent when washing natural wood roofs will change the color of the wood instead of cleaning it. In the same way you should not bleach an article of dark clothing because it will change it’s color, we would not bleach a wood roof, destroying its’ golden brown natural color.
Keeping your wood roof looking like new requires washing every few years. Within a couple of years the wood roof will start turning gray again and go through its’ natural aging process. “Peace of mind” will come from knowing that your newly pressure washed roof will enjoy protection against further rain and sun damage that will last many years.