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.
Apartment complexes are already dedicated to the maintenance and upkeep of their residential community. This usually includes landscaping and exterior maintenance. And whether you’re an apartment complex manager, or the HOA that oversees it, roof cleaning needs to be a part of your maintenance plan. The benefits of doing so are well worth it. Even still pressure washing an apartment complex can be a difficult process. Tenants can be picky, there’s a lot to it, and you don’t want to let just anybody up on your expensive roof. It’s a process that needs to be done carefully to preserve the integrity of the roof, and respectfully to preserve the peace of your tenants.
When hiring someone to clean your roof, make sure you hire someone who knows what they’re doing and knows how to work with you for minimal disruption. You’ll want quality professionals so they can come back from time to time and maintain your roofs for you. It’s just one less thing for you to have to worry about. But more about that later, let’s talk about why you should do it in the first place.
So what reasons are there for you to be concerned about apartment roof cleaning? Well there are three really good ones that we’ve got for you. The first one we’ve already mentioned and that’s the curb appeal aspect. A dirty roof gives the appearance that your units are unkempt and not very clean. And as in any case, a well looked after roof (and by extension, unit) is going to attract more residents than one that appears less looked after. In fact, when buyers and renters are looking for a new place, they often look at the roof first. A stained roof can be indicative of structural issues and future issues and it’s more likely to make them not want to commit. A clean roof that has no stains and no other visual issues is going to contribute to an overall general good feeling about your apartment complex. Your roof could seriously be the difference between gaining renters and losing them. In that light, the choice isn’t that hard to make is it?
Another reason you should have your apartment complex’s roofs cleaned is because it can save you money in the long run. This is aside from gaining you more residents. Regular roof cleanings can help to keep your roof in its best shape. Roofs that are looked after and in their best shape are going to last as long as they should, and roofs have a pretty long lifespan already. Roofs that aren’t cleaned regularly will suffer from a build-up of materials that can eat away at it and eventually the foundation below it. This can lead to leaks, expensive structural damages and other issues that’ll require a pretty penny. So not only will one of the most viewable structures of your apartment structure be unpretty, it will also be slowly falling apart and in the long run that’s going to cost you a lot of money. Another benefit to regular roof cleanings is that you can be made aware of any issues before they become too big of a problem. It’s a totally beneficial preventative measure; you can even have gutters and downspouts cleaned in the process.
Lastly, a good reason to clean your apartment complex roofs is for what it will do for your community. As we’re already talked about, it will bring in new residents. It will make your roof healthy, which lends to the healthiness of all of your residents when they don’t have to deal with leaky roofs and mold, improper insulation and other roof related issues. Happy residents lead to a pleasant community, one that others want to be a part of. And if it looks good, which it will with a beautiful clean roof, property values of the area will rise and that can only serve to benefit your apartment complex even more.
Now that you know why you need apartment roof cleaning, let’s look at how it’s done. The process is pretty straight forward, but it’s not as easy as it will sound. It can be difficult, especially when it comes to the roof of an apartment. There are tricky angles and heights that can be a kind of crazy combination, and improper roof cleaning techniques can actually do damage. So you want to be sure to hire professionals that have experience and know what they’re doing so that your roof can be properly taken care of and its integrity can be preserved. Also, hiring professionals means they come with insurance in case of any accidents.
The process begins with a careful roof washing. From the ridge of the roof to the gutter is sprayed off, thoroughly removing leaves, twigs and other loose debris. Once it’s completely cleared the roof is left to dry and then it’s cleaned another time. This time an environmentally safe, fungicide and moss killing chemical treatment is used. It’s left to soak in to the tiles and spaces in between so it can kill microscopic moss spores as well as any other growths on the surface. Removing the spores removes any stains. Then there is one final wash, rinsing the chemical away and removing anything that’s left. A final inspection follows, and then it’s done.
So the process is simple, and so are the reasons why you should invest in this for your apartments. Cleanings can be done efficiently and regularly by professionals, which leads to increased benefits for both you, as the apartment manager, and your residents. A properly cleaned roof is one that provides instant curb appeal, is well maintained and through thorough cleanings is going to last a long time.
Hire a professional roof cleaning company, take the burden away from in house maintenance and find out what we can do for you. We have the necessary staff and equipment. We’re insured for safety purposes. And with our knowledge and experience we can get the job done quickly, and your roof turned around before you know it.
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