Reliable Roof Cleaning Services: Restore Beauty to Your Roof
Is your roof losing its charm due to black streaks and grime? Don't worry, we got you covered with reliable roof cleaning services!
At A-1 Pressure Washing & Roof Cleaning, we offer premium soft roof washing services to safely and gently remove roof mold and algae, providing you the best Tile Roof Cleaning, Shingle Roof Cleaning, and Metal Roof Cleaning.
Even though we are a pressure washing company in North Port, FL, we do not use a pressure washer to clean roofs. A-1 Pressure Washing & Roof Cleaning specilizes in professional roof cleaning for residential homes and commercial buildings in North Port, Venice, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, and surrounding cities. If you are looking for a reliable soft wash roof cleaner, you can count on us for the safest and most effective roof cleaning around.
What are those black streaks on my roof?
Combine Florida's beautiful tropical climate with our heavy rainy season, and this makes the prefect environment for algae to thrive and spread across your Shingle, Tile, or Metal Roof.
Roof Mold, also known as Gloeocapsa Magma is a living airbourne organisim, it tends to appear as dark streaks or patches, sometimes mistaken for dirt or soot. With each passing rain storm we have here in Southwest Florida, and even with our early morning dew, this water source and moisture will continue to feed the mold and spread it further down your roof causing black streaks over time.
If the mold is not completely removed or treated, not only will it soon take over your entire roof causing an ugly eye sore, but can also causing premature aging, which can lead to damages, and possibly leaks.
Pressure Wash Roof Cleaning Vs Soft Roof Washing, What is the difference?
Traditional pressure cleaning, also known as power washing, involves using a high-pressure water rated between 3000-4000 PSI to blast away grime, algae, moss, and other contaminants from the roof's surface.
This method relies on sheer force to clean and wash off debris, and requires you to walk over every square inch of your roof for hours. Pressure washing can also force water under roofing materials, potentially causing leaks or moisture problems in the attic or interior of the home.
With high pressure cleaning method, you are using brute force to simply remove the surface layer of mold on your roof, and pushing the mold spores deeper into the pores of the roof material.
Power washing alone is not enough to kill algae, mold, or mildew spores on the roof, and will lead to having to have your roof cleaned again, sometimes within a year of the initial power washing service.
With Soft Roof Washing we are doing the opposite of traditional high pressure cleaning. You are treating mold like a pesticide, using detergents to attack the root of the algae and sufficate the mold spores, gently dislodging them out of the pores of the roofing material.
How Does The Roof Come Clean With A Soft Wash?
When our soft wash roof cleaning detergents come in contact with mold and mildew, it has a chemical reaction with the bacteria, foaming and turning white. By the time the detergents have dried, the tile, shingle, or metal roof is either 100% clean, or about 90% clean depending on how thick the mold and algae is on the surface. We then simply mist a 2nd application onto the roof to make sure all the mold spores are dead and ready to be gently rinsed off.
In summary, the key difference lies in the pressure used during the cleaning process and the reliance on specialized cleaning solutions in soft washing. Soft washing is often the preferred method for roof cleaning, as it is safer for the roof's structural integrity and ensures a more thorough cleaning, as well as it minimizes the risk of damage to the roofing material while effectively removing organic growth and stains. It's essential to consider the type of roofing material and engage professionals experienced in the appropriate cleaning method to ensure the best results without compromising the integrity of the roof.
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What are the Benefits of Soft Roof Washing?
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Why is soft wash better than pressure washing?
Regular pressure washing can be too rough on roofs. It might damage them, leading to leaks and other problems. Soft wash uses gentle cleaning solutions and low pressure, keeping the roof safe while getting it clean.
Why is roof cleaning necessary?
Roof cleaning is necessary for maintaining the longevity of your roof, and visual appearance.
What are the consequences of not cleaning my roof?
As mentioned before, it can cause unnecessary damages and repair. Also, most homeowner association in Southwest Florida have a strict clean roof policy, and if your roof is left with black streaks, you will receive a violation notice to have your roof washed within 30 days or you will be fined.
How often should I clean my roof?
With our soft wash roof cleaning method, we get between 2-3 years out of our roof cleaning depending on your surrounding. If you have large trees around you roof, this can leave debris and help boost mold growth. We recommend having your roof cleaned every 2 years, or we offer a roof treatment plan so you roof never gets dirty again! You won't ever have to worry about your homeowners associaiton sending you another threatening letter.
Will the Soft Wash Chemical Damage my Bushes and Shrubs?
At A-1 Pressure Washing & Roof Cleaning, we have built our business on honesty and tranparency. Soft wash chemical can damage bushes if the proper steps are not taken.
We are applying a miximum of 6% cleaning solution to your roof, and it is as simple as dilution is the solution. You do not have to flood a roof with chemical to clean it, a light mist is all that is required.
We water everything before, during, and after the roof cleaning process to keep your surrounding landscaping hydrated and to neutralize any overspray or run off we may have.
If your home does not have gutters, we cover the surrounding landscaping to avoid any direct contact with leaves and foilage. If your home has gutters, we bag the gutter down spouts so we can capture any run off, and dispose away from the landscaping.
Most importantly, after we have completed the application process, we rinse the entire roof from the ground to imitate a heavy rain. This will remove any soap residue that is left on the surface of roof, as well as flush out any gutters you have around the home. Therfore, once we are all done soft washing your roof, it will be as clean as possible, and there will not be any dead mold or chemicals left on your property.
How much does roof cleaning cost?
There are several factors that determine the cost of your roof cleaning. The type of material: is it a shingle roof, tile roof, metal roof, or TPO roof? Is it a single story story or 2 story home? When was the last time the roof has been cleaned? A roof that has been well maintained and washed every 2 years will be more affordable, than a roof that has not been cleaned in 4-5 years and is severly infected with algae. We base our roof cleaning cost on these variables, it will be best to contact us and we will give you a personalized quote based on your situation and needs.