Is it Necessary to Clean the Exterior of My Home?

Soft Washing not only boosts your curb appeal but also protects the longevity of your home.

Hail and storm damage is the last thing anyone feels like dealing with. Believe me, I get it. Between work, family and other commitments, people today are busier than ever. This means when life hands you a damaged roof, you need it resolved stress-free. Every homeowner deserves a reputable contractor that can navigate the world of storm damage claims. I encounter so many intimidated homeowners during this process. That’s exactly why I created this guide. It’s a process that has worked for thousands of homeowners like you. My goal here is simple. Let’s cut through the confusion of filing a hail or storm damage claim so that you regain peace of mind. This approach transforms a damaged house back into the cozy home you love.

Someone power-washing the siding of a dirty home

Soft Washing vs. Power Washing

Power Washing is just that; pressurized water used to clean, often times damaging siding, wood decks and attic insulation.

Soft Wash uses low-pressurized water along with special solutions (typically a biodegradable disinfectant, water, & soap) to kill mold, algae and mildew on contact. Soft washing is rapidly becoming the most popular way to clean your home because of how effective it is. Plus, with minimum risk of damage, it is the safest way to clean roofs, vinyl siding, fascia, soffits, gutters & brick. Soft Wash removes and washes away mold spores, algae and irritating pathogens down to the microscopic level. It is completely gone!

5 Benefits of Cleaning The Exterior of Your Home

1. Protection

The exterior of your home, church or business takes a beating from the elements all year round. Prolonged exposure to moisture will lead to expensive repairs. Your exteriors can only hold back Mother Nature for so long without your help.

Homeowner Tip: Keeping up with routine maintenance on your home is actually more about the longevity and protection of your home’s value. The “appearance” factor is the benefit of your hard work you can be proud of.

2. Mold and Algae

Seasonal allergies will ruin anyone’s day. Mold and algae present on ones siding, brick or concrete allows spores to make their way indoors through open doors and windows. Keeping the mold outside of your home under control may help with the allergens during the spring, summer and fall months. A regular cleaning of your concrete and the exteriors will only help with the irritation of allergens. A Soft Wash exterior cleaning will not only remove mold, algae and fungus, but completely kill it. One wash can protect your family all year long.

Did you know? Over 50 million people experience allergy symptoms each year. Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.

3. Boost Your Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is based on first impressions. Having the exterior of your home, church or business washed is by far the most noticeable and cheapest way to increase curb appeal. A clean exterior is more inviting and instantly contributes value.

Pro Tip: Tiger Striping is a term to describe those ugly black streaks that run down the face of your gutters. Gutters are painted with an electro-charged paint. Over time, dirt bonds with the paint. Tiger Stripes can be removed using a special cleaner with a Gutter Brightening Service.

4. Save Money

There is not a question, maintenance may cost a little money up front, but it saves a lot of money in the long run. Preventive maintenance plays a major role in maintaining the value of your property. A routine exterior wash minimizes exterior maintenance and keeps your home looking new for much longer. And best of all, more money in your pocket.

Homeowner Tip: Hiring an exterior contractor who also offers a wash service has its benefit. A routine wash allows the contractor to keep a professional eye on your home’s exterior. They can point out any concerns so you can address immediately and prevent a major issue down the road.

5. Increase Value

A clean home not only boosts your pride as you pull into your driveway, but will increase your home’s value. According to a recent Consumer Report article, washing your home’s exteriors could provide a 5% increase in your home’s value immediately. Now that’s money well spent!

Pro Tip: Experts agree the most “inexpensive” thing you can do to increase curb appeal and value is to wash the exterior of your home.

Schedule An Appointment

There is such a big difference between soft washing and power washing. It is critical to wash the exteriors of your home, church or business safely and regularly. Hiring a professional who can help you with your entire exterior truly has its advantages when it comes to not only maintaining, but increasing the value of one of the largest assets you may own.

Keep your weekends open to do the fun stuff with family and friends. You work hard to make those opportunities happen. Leave the frustration of your home’s maintenance to the professionals. Keep your home looking beautiful and clean!

Schedule a free inspection!