The Soft Wash System
How we clean your roof – The Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association (ARMA) recommends using a specialized cleaning solution and LOW PRESSURE to clean & protect your roof & shingle warranty. This process consists of using VERY LOW PRESSURE to apply specialized cleaners (see video above). This will ensure your roof is cleaned thoroughly to maximize curb appeal.
Why clean your roof? – Your roof is highly visible from the road & your neighbors back yard. An unsightly roof will bring down the value of your home & be a scar in the neighborhood.Also, if left untreated, the three culprits will reduce the life of the roof & shingles, increase cooling cost & ultimately lead to very expensive repair or replacement issues.Soft Washing techniques recommended by ARMA will maximize curb appeal & increase the value of your home by returning the roof to its original beauty & charm.Our roof wash is guaranteed for 3 full years. Depending on environmental conditions it will most likely last 5 years.
What are those Black Stains on my roof? – The algae (Gloeocapsa Magma – black streaks or black stains) thrives in areas of the country with high humidity. Although ST Louis and the rest of MO is not as humid as Florida or other southern states, it is bad enough for the algae to grow and feed on the shingles.The Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association (ARMA) recommend low pressure washing with specific chemicals to remove the black streaks and other contaminants from shingles. They also say to NEVER use high pressure or power washing to remove the black stains because this equipment will damage the shingles and void the warranties.The ONLY safe way to clean a roof is low pressure or Soft Washing. This will ensure that your shingles, roof and home are cleaned and protected.A low pressure soft wash is also used on all types of algae, moss and lichen. Moss and Lichen have a root system attaching them to the granules on your shingles. These can be removed with a power washer or even brushed off but they will still have a strong grip on the granules thus removing them and causing damage to your shingles & roof. It is best to kill the moss or lichen first, let them dry out, get brittle and then they will fall away causing the least amount of damage and extend the life of your shingles & roof.A clean roof will enhance the curb appeal of your home which will ultimately raise property values and help homes sell faster.
Please call Clean Roof Saint Louis at (314) 221-9255
We will give you a FREE roof evaluation from a uniformed professional!