Roof soft wash or more commonly known as roof cleaning, is a technique used in cleaning industry to remove foreign debris such as algae, mildew, lichens, and moss from the shingle’s porous surface. This process will help maintaining a roof’s life span and has the ability to rehabilitate its ability to fight against the elements. This method of cleaning is the only process approved by ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) in the North America.
Roof cleaning Illinois – Gloeocapsa magma, a species of cyanobacteria, is the main bacteria responsible for the early failure of the shingles. The bacteria accumulate over time as it feeds on moisture and calcium carbonate, a common filler in the asphalt shingles. This accumulation begins to show the black stains as the cyanobacteria develop their dark and hard UV-protective outer coating.
The shingle manufacturers will void their warranties if they realize regular maintenance is not performed. Many people even lose their ability to get house insurance because of this issue, making it a tough battle with the mortgage companies. It also causes increased utility costs since a black stained roof draws in more heat.
Roof cleaning Illinois – Avoid costly repairs and eventually roof failure by cleaning your roof on a regular base; every 5 to 6 years.
If you have dark streaks on your roof we’d like to help you get rid of them and extend the life of your roof. Feel free to contact us today for a no-obligation quote.