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We utilize the Soft Washing method to clean the exterior (siding, facia, soffits, gutters, downspouts) of your home. We apply our House Wash cleaning treatment at low pressure (100 psi) and follow that with a soft and gentle rinse with a high volume of water at a low pressure essentially flushing away the dirt, grime, mold, and mildew contaminants. Our House & Roof Wash cleaning treatments are a mixture of a surfactant, disinfectant & water and are environmentally friendly to plants, pets and of course people.
Gutter Debris Removal
We blow off the debris from the roof if accessible. All gutter debris is removed from the gutters and each downspout is thoroughly flushed out with water to ensure that the entire gutter system is free of clogs and flowing. Whether its Spring or Fall, a gutter cleaning is highly recommended for optimal home maintenance. This will assist in keeping water away from your foundation and prevent water & mold problems inside your home and on your roof.
See picture gallery below for a few examples of debris removed from gutters that we have encountered.
Soft Wash Low Pressure Roof Cleaning. RESTORE your roof instead of replacing it!
WHY wash your Roof?
To Enhance the Curb Appeal of your home and to STOP any further damage and EXTEND the life of your roof.
Insurance companies have started to cancel or refuse to issue new policies if there is any growth present at the time of their inspection. This has been a major concern for homeowners.
Here we want to explain the damaging contaminants found on roofs so that you as a home owner can become better educated and provide better home maintenance to your greatest asset.
What are those Black Streaks?
The black streaks (stains) found on shingled roofs is a bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma which find a way to your roof by the wind and they colonize and feed off of the Limestone filler in your shingles. The buildup of Gloeocaspa magma on residential properties has led to earlier roof replacements, lowered property resale values, insurance companies canceling policies and increased utility costs as the black stained roofing draws in more heat. Once the bacteria have become noticeable, the stains will continue to worsen year to year. As the bacterial colony grows, gravity pulls it downward, resulting in the smear-like stain down roofs. This decreases a roof’s ability to reflect ultra-violet rays of light and shortens the life of the roof. This bacteria is harmful, if left untreated, as the growth holds moisture within the shingles causing premature aging, rotting, edges curling and/or granule loss. Gloeocapsa Magma thrives in a humid, damp environment with little access to sunlight. For this reason, the bacteria begin colony growth on the northern most side of houses because of its limited sun exposure. In the long run, this has been known to increase air conditioning bills and lead to more frequent roof repairs and reconstruction. The main preventative measure is frequent (annual) roof cleanings using a professional roof cleaner to apply the correct treatment to your roof with a low pressure cleaning system.
Moss is a non-vascular plant that obtains water through its leaves, unlike most plants that gather water through its root system. Moss must therefore have a moist environment to survive. Moss tends to grow on north facing roof planes that receive less direct sunlight and stay damp longer than south facing planes. Overhanging tree branches provide additional shade and drop debris on the roof further holds in moisture and acts as a food source for moss. Moss spores may also be carried by wind or animals and can easily spread throughout neighborhoods. Unlike algae, moss can be detrimental to asphalt shingle performance. Moss can cause the leading edges of the shingles to lift or curl, which increases the risk of shingle blow-off during wind events. Old moss growth (pale green) tends to anchor itself tightly to the shingle and is difficult to remove from the roof. New moss growth (brighter green) has not quite anchored itself as tight to the shingle and can easily be removed from the roof.
Lichens, one of the most hardy growth organisms found in nature, can grow in harsh conditions. Lichens is often found growing on roof shingles, especially asphalt and wood shingles. Unlike a pure fungus or mold, however, lichens do require sunlight in addition to nutrients. Lichens needs small amounts of moisture but can tolerate extended periods of extreme dryness or “dehydration”. Lichens have a “tight” grip on the shingles, therefore can be difficult to remove from the roof surface.
How do we wash your roof?
We blow off the debris from the roof. We then utilize the Soft Washing method to apply our Roof Washing cleaning treatment to all affected areas of the roof. Our House & Roof Wash cleaning treatments are a mixture of a surfactant, disinfectant & water and are environmentally friendly to plants, pets and of course people. We always water down landscaping prior to applying our treatment. We apply this cleaning treatment at low pressure (100 psi) and let the treatment dwell. The bacteria areas will turn a yellowish color and the lichen and moss will turn more of a pale yellow or white in color. This indicates that our product has been absorbed and now these contaminants are dying. Depending on the condition of the roof, we may have to apply a 2nd treatment. We then have (2) options at this point. We can apply a soft and gentle rinse with a high volume of water at a low pressure essentially flushing away any of the contaminants that have loosened from the shingle or we can leave our treatment on the roof and let our treatment absorb further into the contaminants and allow the contaminants to then dry up on their own – essentially lifting themselves away from the shingle on their own and letting mother nature rinse and flush the contaminants off of the roof. Each roof cleaning project is different and has its own challenges as well as different amounts of contaminants. This is why it is so important for us to communicate with and educate the customer regarding their specific roof to ensure we exceed our customer expectations.