Pressure Washing a Roof for a new look
One of the most often asked questions I get by customers is about How to Keep Your Orlando, FL Roof Looking New? More and More customer’s are noticing the ugly black stains that appear on asphalt shingle and tile roofs. Those roof stains not look horrible, but they also actually cause damage to your roof.
Cleaning a roof is not a job that should be done by the inexperienced. There are guidelines set forth by the manufactures of the roof surface that should be closely followed. Safety practices are another reason for hiring only a professional experienced Orlando Pressure Washing contractor. This is why we only clean roofs as recommended by the Roofing Manufactures Association Guidelines. Cleaning a roof any other way, would be like buying a brand new car, but not keeping it maintained according to how the manufacture recommends.
Soft Pressure Wash Roofs
One recommendation of the Roofing Manufactures is that a High Powered Pressure Washer should never be used to clean a roof. In a Tech Bulletin issued by the Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association, Tech Bulletin, titled, Algae Discoloration on Roofs, it plainly stats that High Pressure Washing Systems should not be used. One of the questions you should always ask a prospective Roof Cleaning Contractor is if they use a pressure washer to clean a roof. If the answer is Yes, followed by, but we use it under low pressure, then you will know that your roof will not be cleaned according to recommended guidelines.
We never use a pressure washer to clean tile or shingle roofs. We use a Soft Wash roof cleaning method that uses less pressure that what comes out of your garden hose. this assures that there will never be any damage to your roof and that you will never experience granule loss.
Orlando Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Low Back Pain
Low back pain represents one of the most taxing health problems in developed countries and is commonly treated in primary health care settings.7 Lower Back Pain (LBP) symptoms are the second leading cause of visits to all primary care physicians, and are the most common cause of visits to Osteopathic Physicians.8 It is estimated that 15-20% of Americans experience low back pain annually. At any given time, 2% of Americans are disabled due to back problems.9The total annual cost of back pain in America has been estimated at $20-50 billion.9
The clinical management of LBP can be quite varied, both with respect to the diag-nostic and therapeutic approaches.7,10,11 Spine care has also changed dramatically with indications for surgical spine care giving way to a comprehensive patient management model that utilizes all aspects in a patient’s bio-psycho-social situation. With the knowledge or an experienced Orlando Osteopathic Doctor the the majority of low back pain is mechanical in nature (up to 90%), it stands to reason that OMM is a useful tool in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of the various mechanical spinal disorders. New evidence of both the physiological mechanism and outcome levels has steadily grown through improved study design as has general interest in the field.
Orlando Roofing Contractor and Roofing Repair Specialist
If your roof has started to leak, you should not underestimate the severity of damage it can cause to your home. If you are unsure of the magnitude of a leak in your roof, make sure to call your local Orlando professional roofing contractor who will be able to give you a solution to your problem. Here are some reasons that your roof may be leaking into your home.
Flashing is the thin metal sheet; strip, angle or fitting that covers a seam or transition
point in a roof. Flashing is the most common area of your roof to leak. With the harsh weather in the Midwest, it is easily damaged or corroded over time. The flashing on your home could also be poorly installed or of a lower quality than you thought you were having installed.
Having skylights really adds ambiance and natural light to your home, but when not built or installed properly, it can cause more of a headache than bliss. If you have a skylight that is older a problem with a leak is almost inevitable. If you notice that the downhill slope of your skylight is filling with water more easily, you will be dealing with a leak in the near future.
Your roof most likely is not top of mind if it’s functioning properly, but you have to
remember that your roof will not last forever. How many years has it been since your roof was installed? Roofs that were built 30 years ago were made of much different and less durable materials, than what is used today. Old shingles will start to crack causing your roof to leak.
Common plumbing issues arise when having to drill holes in your roof. Plumbing vent
pipes, exhaust flues for appliances, attic vents and ventilation ducts are among the most common necessities that have to exit through your roof. Cracked or worn flashing around these pipes and flues are the most common leak source on your roof when it comes to plumbing.
Your chimney creates a huge hold in your roof and it also collects water on the surface, which can trickle down and get into the smallest cracks. The leading cause of chimney leaking is failed flashing. Water can pool at the base of your chimney and having pooling water on your roof is never a good thing.
If you are experiencing a leaky roof and are in need of professional assistance you can always look for Orlando Roof Repairs for the best service and a Free quote.