The importance of high pressure cleaning for Australian roofs
If you’re selling a house in Australia, I bet it has a roof. This seems pretty obvious because a roof is one of, if not the most important part of a house. Why else would the saying go “a roof over your head”. Regularly high pressure cleaning roofs can add as much as 7% more longevity to the life of roof.
In Queensland and Australia more generally, they are all the more important, given the bad weather we face. Because of this weather, however, roofs undergo even more wear and tear.
The best way to ensure the long life of your roof and make sure it still looks good, is pressure cleaning.
Threats to your roof
The biggest threat to Australian roofs is a type of bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma. It is not dissimilar to the algae that may stick to your driveway or footpath (another area where high pressure cleaning in Australia is useful) making green and black stains.
Once these bacteria stick to your roof it is very hard to get off and:
- It starts to spread, making cleaning even more difficult.
- It absorbs heat, which can crack the brittle tiles on your roof.
Why pressure cleaning roofs works
It’s quite difficult to clean a roof that’s been affected by Gloeocapsa Magma. The most effective way to clean it without damaging your roof is high pressure washing.
Pressure washing can remove the algae by using a combination of chemicals and kinetic energy to effortlessly clean the affected area. Pressure washers can make an immediate and long-lasting difference to your home (and the property value), so it’s a great idea if you’re thinking of selling, or just want to admire your immaculate roof.