can the roofs be cleaned?
Typical Roof Cleaning methods involve either pressure cleaning or
chemical treatments such as very light mixtures of either Chlorine
Bleach or Sodium Percarbonate (oxygenated bleach). If used
properly, these methods will clean a roof with minimum adverse
impact – but the effects are very temporary and will have to be
repeated every 6-12 months in order to maintain the appearance of the
And while these
methods are relatively safe - even when they're done properly,
repeated Roof Cleaning adds unnecessary wear & tear on the roof and
leads to premature aging and replacement.
But the biggest problem Homeowners, Property
Managers, and Communities face when they are looking into Roof
Cleaning is that many of the contractors that have recently started
offering Roof Cleaning simply don't have the knowledge, training, or
qualifications to do the job properly.
And spraying high-strength Chlorine Bleach (pool chlorine) has become
a much too common approach to roof cleaning. This IS NOT safe and
it damages roofs every day.
What Should You
The most effective long-term strategies will minimize the use of high
pressures and harsh chemicals by stressing prevention from the start.
These strategies should include periodic roof inspections /
maintenance and regular applications of algaecide protection to
prevent algae discoloration before it begins – and eliminate the need
(For roofs that are currently infested with algae, Roof-A-Cide offers
several cleaning solutions that are both Chlorine and Caustic-free and
can be used to clean a roof safely and effectively without risking
damage to the roof or the surrounding property!)
quality treatment programs have expected results lasting about 6-12
months. Obviously, the longer the time frame, the better your chances
are of minimizing any unnecessary damage to the roof.
the industry leader offering an Unconditional 2-YEAR Unconditional
Guarantee using the ONLY EPA approved algaecide / fungicide
specifically designed and approved for use Roofs. A light spray
every few Years is all you need to eliminate Roof Cleaning and the
potential damage associated with it!