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The Power of Soft Washing: Transforming Your Roof with Gentle Precision

Updated: Dec 16, 2023


A well-maintained roof not only protects your home but also enhances its curb appeal. While regular cleaning can keep your roof looking its best, not all methods are created equal. Enter soft washing, a gentle yet effective approach to roof cleaning that can breathe new life into your home's exterior. In this blog, we'll explore what soft washing is, why it's essential, and how it can transform your roof.

roof softwashing

What is Soft Washing?

Soft washing is a low-pressure roof cleaning method that uses a specialized cleaning solution to remove algae, moss, lichen, and other stains from your roof's surface. Unlike high-pressure power washing, which can damage roofing materials, soft washing is a safer and more efficient alternative.

soft washing chemicals

Why Soft Washing Matters

  1. Preserves Roof Longevity: Algae, moss, and lichen can eat away at roofing materials, shortening your roof's lifespan. Soft washing removes these contaminants, extending the life of your roof.

  2. Enhances Curb Appeal: A clean roof instantly boosts your home's appearance. Soft washing restores your roof's original color, making it look brand new.

  3. Energy Efficiency: Algae and moss can trap heat, making your home less energy-efficient. A clean roof reflects sunlight, helping to keep your home cooler.

roof dirty to clean

The Soft Washing Process

Soft washing involves several key steps:

  1. Assessment: An experienced technician assesses your roof's condition and selects the appropriate cleaning solution.

  2. Cleaning Solution Application: The cleaning solution is evenly applied to your roof's surface, targeting algae, moss, and stains.

  3. Dwell Time: The solution is left to sit for a specified period to allow it to break down contaminants gently.

  4. Low-Pressure Rinse: A low-pressure rinse thoroughly removes the cleaning solution, along with the dirt and stains.

  5. Protection: Optionally, a protective treatment may be applied to prevent future growth and stains.

softwash before and after

Choosing a Professional Soft Washing Service

While DIY cleaning solutions are available, it's best to leave soft washing to the professionals. A skilled technician knows precisely which solution to use and how to apply it without causing damage to your roof.

softwash rig in the back of truck


Soft washing is a powerful method for rejuvenating your roof's appearance and extending its life. By removing algae, moss, and stains with precision and care, you can enjoy a cleaner, more energy-efficient, and attractive home exterior. Don't hesitate to contact a professional soft washing service to transform your roof and enhance your home's curb appeal.

roof soft wash before and after

Ready to give your roof a new lease on life? Contact TurnKey Roofing today for expert soft washing services and enjoy the benefits of a cleaner, more beautiful home.

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