Updated: Jul 25
Lake Norman is an incredible place to live, and if you’re lucky enough to own a home near the lake, there’s no doubt that you want your outdoor patio to look its best. The harsh weather we experience in North Carolina can take a toll on your patio, causing cracks and other issues to develop over time. That being said, there are some steps you can take to improve your patio and keep it looking great for years to come. One of the most important things you can do for your Lake Norman patio is keep it clean by power washing it every so often. Here are just some of the benefits of this process:
Prep for Seal Coating
Power washing your patio before you seal coat it will help the sealer to last longer.
Dirt, dust and debris can create a smoother surface that is easier for contaminants to get into and leave residue on top of. This leads to problems with peeling and wearing off of your finish, which can be very frustrating! By cleaning the patio first with our Lake Norman pressure washing service, American Exteriors, we'll ensure that there's no buildup on the surface.
Saves Time and Effort
If you’re thinking about power washing your Lake Norman patio, you may be wondering if it’s worth the time and effort. After all, how much of a difference will it make to clean your patio with a power washer instead of scrubbing it down by hand?
Power washing isn’t just faster in the long run; it also means that you spend less time on maintenance, cleaning, repairs and sealing/staining. The reason for this is simple: with proper pressure washing techniques and specialized Lake Norman patio cleaning equipment like wand cleaners, there are no corners cut when it comes to getting rid of stubborn dirt or mildew from any surface area.
With pressure washing at its best, there will be no more elbow grease required by anyone around the house!
Removes Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew are a problem during the summer months in Lake Norman. The high humidity in the area leads to mold and mildew on your deck, patio or other surfaces.
These areas can become damaged from this growth, leading to leaks and other problems with water damage. Power washing removes mold and mildew without damaging your outdoor surfaces like pressure washing would do.
Instead of blasting away at these stains with pressurized water, power washing uses low pressure so that it doesn't damage your deck or patio's integrity when removing the stain—you'll still be able to use them as they're meant to be used!
Curb appeal is the first thing people see when they drive up to your house. It's the first impression of your home and can make or break whether they decide to come inside.
When you have a dirt-covered patio, it sends the message that no one cares about upkeep or even lives at that house. When you have a clean patio with beautiful colors and designs, it gives people hope for a great new place in their community.
A dirty patio will not only decrease traffic through your neighborhood but also reduce overall value of homes by as much as 3% per year! This means if you live in an area where houses sell for $300k on average, having an unclean patio could cost you between $9,000-$12,000 over 10 years!
Keeps Weeds at Bay
As you probably know, weeds can grow in the cracks of your patio. If left alone, they will quickly overrun your beautiful hardscape and ruin all of the work that was put into building it. By having your patio power washed each year, you can keep these pesky plants at bay.
Extends the Lifespan of Your Patio
Power washing your patio will help to extend the lifespan of your patio surface. Over time, dirt and grime build up on the surface of a patio, as well as other things such as algae growth and rusting. All of these factors can cause damage to the structural integrity of a patio which can lead to it crumbling apart soon after installation. Power washing removes all these harmful deposits from your concrete surfaces ensuring that they remain in good condition for years to come.
Power Washing with American Exteriors is an easy way to keep your Lake Norman patio looking great all year round!
We hope that now you know why it’s so important to power wash your patio every spring. If you don’t have the time or equipment to do it yourself, call us at (704) 964-2592. We offer professional cleaning services for residential and commercial clients in Mooresville, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, and Troutman areas. We’ll make sure your property stays clean, safe, and beautiful throughout the year.