Roof Cleaning

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Roof Cleaning Service

Roof Cleaning is a necessity to ensuring your roof lasts. Many people believe when their roof becomes darker in color and shows signs of algae and moss growth, that its time for a new roof. Roof replacements can be anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000+! At Summit Wash Pros, we offer Roof Cleaning Services to restore the look of your home or business’s roof for less than 1/8th of the cost. Its a no brainer to have Summit Wash Pros make your roof shine and bright again. 

Black Streaks and Dirty Roof

Over time, roofs become infected with a nasty bacteria called Gleocapsa Magma. A bacteria that eats away at the limestone in Asphalt shingles and causes bad discoloration on tile roofs. Pair this with Algae, Lichen, Moss, dirt, tree brush, and more, and eventually your roof will have enough. Before you consider a costly roof replacement, have summit wash pros stop by for a free Roof Cleaning quote so we can boost your curb appeal and give your roof the boost it needs to last longer and stay cleaner, longer.

Importance of Roof Cleaning

Countless homeowners do not realize that their roof could become damaged after just one year. If your roof has to be replaced before it’s time, additional costs are tacked on for removing the old material and putting down new roofing components. This can be prevented by having your roof cleaned at least once a year by a professional who is equipped to handle any situation such as Summit Wash Pros.

Unlike other companies, we only use a softwash method when cleaning roofs. This ensures there is no shingle damage and that we kill all lichen, algae, and mold that has attached to your roof. The softwash technique is less harsh than power washing, which can damage or even destroy roof tiles. Softwashing removes the layer of dirt and brownish/gray grime spots that cover your roof without causing the shingles to break away from the granules that hold them in place.

Call us for your Roof Cleaning

Here are some of the common dangers associated with ignoring routine roofing maintenance:

  • Moisture buildup. This causes damage to both asphalt shingles and exterior walls. Moisture buildup on your roof is very dangerous because as the shingles absorb more and more moisture, they begin to weaken.  Eventually the shingles will become so waterlogged that they can no longer support themselves or your home if you have heavy snowfall; which could lead to serious injury.
  • Mold and Mildew. Mold spores thrive in dark, damp areas like the nooks and crannies of your roof and it carries a strong musty smell that penetrates almost everything it comes in contact with. Mold spores don’t have to be ingested or breathed in directly for them to become dangerous; being near them can require immediate medical treatment.
  • Algae. Algae and a bacteria called Gleocapsa Magma isn’t noticeable to the naked eye in the early stage. As it continues to escalate, streaks will begin to show in certain places. Eventually the algae reaches a phase where it can essentially eat through the roofing materials, which results in deterioration of the framework and/or interior of the home and a huge roof replacement bill
  • Avoid these problems by having your home cleaned by a professional service that cares, only found at Summit Wash Pros!
 

FAQs

Summit Wash Pros offers roof cleanings for Asphalt, Wood, and Tile Roofing Shingles. We do not clean metal, copper, or any other roofing material outside of those 3.

Summit Wash Pros uses low pressure rinsing with soaps and detergents that can clean the dirtiest roofs out there. We DO NOT pressure wash roofs. This causes damage to the shingle material. Summit Wash Pros can clean your roof in 3 separate ways depending on the characteristics of the property and roof. Depending on the scenario, we can clean the roof from the ground, a ladder or lift, or by carefully walking on the roof itself. If we do walk on your roof, depending on the steepness, we will utilize an OSHA approved roof harnesses system to keep us safe.

Your roof has taken a beating. Our cleaning solutions will instantly remove any black streaking and discoloration from your roof. Lichen and thick moss buildups have a root system that allow it to attach itself to the roof. To remove these, our solution safely dissolves the root structure, killing the growth and turning the lichen and moss white in color. To avoid removing shingle granules and causing damage, these growths will have to naturally release themselves and fall off the roof. Rain, sun, and wind achieve this safely. You roof will be spotless in 3-6 months after service if you have these kinds of growths.