Roof Cleaning NJIn your travels, you’ve likely seen other buildings and homes with stained roofs streaked with water, mold, mildew, moss and bird droppings. Looks unsightly, right? Now think about your own property. Does it look as clean as it can be? Probably not. However, with a simple power wash job, you can restore your roof to its former glory.

From mold to mildew, things are growing on your roof. It just needs some food, water and air to thrive and proliferate. When it comes to asphalt roofing, the food is actually the limestone filler used in the installation process. On wood shingled roofs, the food is the wood itself. Why, then, do some parts of your roof look stained and others do not? That’s because shady parts of your roof lock in moisture and promote growth more than the sides that constantly get sun.

If you have noticed long streaks of black on your roof, that’s black algae. If you have noticed more of a flowering growth, this is likely lichen or moss. All of these things are actually damaging your roof, in addition to causing an eyesore. Moss can deteriorate two layers of roofing and get at the wood underlayment, while black algae eats away at the surface, resulting in the reduction of half your shingle roof’s lifespan.

Roof Cleaning NJ – You have options

Fortunately, you have three options regarding cleaning your roof. First, you could take the expensive way out and replace the whole roof with brand new shingles at significant cost to you as the homeowner. Yes, there are algae-resistant shingles on the market now, but those warranties are typically only good for 10 years. That’s a lot of money to ensure a clean roof for the next decade!

Your second option is to head to the store and buy fancy roof cleaning products and attempt to clean the roof yourself, putting your safety at risk. In addition to that, you’re wasting valuable time on the roof when you could be enjoying your weekend. Also, do you have the right equipment and chemicals to ensure a job well done? Probably not. Some products claim to work just by spraying them onto your roof with a garden hose attachment, but this alone won’t do the job. You need a combination of high pressure with abrasive qualities to have any hopes of getting that ground-in dirt off.

Third, you could hire a pressure washing company to handle the whole cleaning process for you. Professional roof cleaners, such as those found at Clearview Washing – Roof Cleaning NJ, can safely and effectively get the stains off your roof – and all other exterior surfaces in fact! Paying a professional to do the job gives you peace of mind knowing it will get done right, and fast. It’s important to hire a company that uses only environmentally safe, bio-degradable products that are gentle enough on your surfaces yet won’t cause damage your lawn, siding, and other elements.

Here at Clearview Washing – Roof Cleaning NJ, we have the equipment, chemicals and tools to do an effective job that lasts. Call to learn more about our soft washing techniques that are gentle on your roof.