WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Your house is most likely your biggest investment and your roof is one of the most expensive parts of your house. It is extremely
important to have the utmost in confidence in your decision before hiring a qualified and insured roof cleaning contractor.
As always, our work is 100% Guaranteed! If your not happy, we're not happy!
We guarantee your roof will look brand new!
We always use a low pressure cleaning process for your roof. Roof Cleaning is a completely different trade from pressure washing requiring various different pumps, plumbing, hoses, nozzles, valves, cleaners, caution, knowledge, experience, skill, and insurance. We have all of the necessary tools, and are the “the best roof cleaning professionals in the country.
Our Roof Renew Pros do all of the work to remove streaks, stains and discoloration from your roof and require no High pressure washing. With our sealer your roof will stay cleaner much longer than our competitors. Never use anything that says CHEMICALS on your roof for Rain to remove into your flower gardens, grass, and landscape, and for you or your loving pets to breathe in. When our Certified Technicians arrive, they will assess your roof to determine the proper treatment. They will also look for any possible damage that you should be aware of before they start.
The industry standard is a single coat application. Our process involves a 3 coat application that insures you get the most for your money! The first coat is a direct application to the more severe areas, this will allow those areas to dwell prior to the full application. The second coat is a full application of all areas infected. This coat will remove 99.9% of all growth and will return your roof to its proper condition. Our technicians are fully trained to identify even the earliest signs of growth, so all areas will be treated even if they aren't visible from the ground. The third coat contains our industry exclusive preventative. This application will remove any remaining growth and keep your shingles clean for years to come!
Our process has been fully approved by all shingles manufactures including ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) and is recommended by all insurance companies. We never use any equipment that involves high pressure. The use of high pressure will not only damage your roof, but will also void any existing warranty you may have.
*When our technicians arrive, please make sure pets are indoors and all windows and doors are closed.
If you believe that the algae on your roof is no big deal, consider this:
Once the mold spreads to the roof boards, it can make its way to your attic causing black mold!
"You may suspect hidden mold if a building smells moldy, but you cannot see the source, or if you know there has been water damage and residents are reporting health problems. Mold may be hidden in places such as the back side of dry wall, wallpaper, or paneling, the top side of ceiling tiles, the underside of carpets and pads, etc. Other possible locations of hidden mold include areas inside walls around pipes (with leaking or condensing pipes), the surface of walls behind furniture (where condensation forms), inside ductwork, and in roof materials above ceiling tiles (due to roof mold or roof leaks)."
Can your house make you sick?
According to Dr. Victor H Morgenroth, who is a semi-retired adjunct professor at UM; the " dirt " on roofs could actually be causing illness. Here is an excerpt from an article that was written by Dr. Morgenroth. Having your roof cleaned actually makes sense.
It isn't just aesthetics. While people like to say that dirty roofs lower a property's value and may make it hard to sell, the "dirt" on a roof actually shortens its life span and can even present a health hazard. Furthermore, the "dark stains" on a roof act as a sponge to absorb the sun's heat, which causes a rise in the temperature inside a home or building, creating higher air conditioning bills.
The dirt isn't just dust – It's alive. Some of the black or very dark roof stains are caused by a resilient type of algae, Gloeocapsa magma (a type of blue-green algae commonly found in climates with warm, humid summers). The algae grow in standing water, as well as in our lakes and ponds. The algal spores are carried to our roofs from the water sources by the wind and birds, and then from roof to roof where it grows and feeds on the limestone filler in asphalt shingles and the real dirt on tile roofs maybe in some cases the tiles themselves. Worse still, as the algae grow, they retain water and foster the growth of other roof inhabitants.
The black stains are also very likely to harbor a number of molds or fungi. Unlike algae the fungi on our roofs lacks chlorophyll. They are unable to manufacture food from raw materials. So, it must get nutrition from some form of organic matter. To thrive, these heterotrophs, who used to be called saprophytes, also require a warm, humid environment.
Fungi normally begin their life cycle as an airborne spore that settles on roofs, especially the asphalt-shingle ones. The spores on the northern exposure of the roof stand a better chance of survival because that portion of the roof is the last part to dry after a rain or morning dew. This raises the humidity on the surface of the shingle, thus creating a perfect feeding and breeding ground.
The tar used in roofing is fossilized, dead organic matter -- and an important food source for fungi. Asphalt, at the granule base, is normally consumed first. Once these granules dislodge, accelerated deterioration will occur. Ceramic granules represent the outer hard shell that protects against hail and other falling debris. Ceramic granules protect against damaging UV radiation and insulate the roof against extreme heat. So you can understand that their dislodgement by the growing fungal colonies can be detrimental to our roofs' longevity. Surprisingly, the blue-green algae are also food for the fungi. While not all mold (fungi) and algae pose a health danger, some are harmful, especially for us older folks, younger children and people who suffer from asthma and respiratory problems. Their spores, which are on your roof, can get inside your home because they end up on the driveway and walkways from rain, and are easily tracked inside. They can even be drawn into our air conditioning systems and eventually populate our ducts.
Different mold species can have varying health effects, but it is important to remember that any excessive mold growth needs to be taken care of, regardless of the species. Any excessive mold growth can lead to increased allergies, toxicity, and house/building structural problems.
Why shouldn't the roofers like us? It's a fraction of what you would pay for ten to install a new roof!
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If your home is experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact us today for a free no obligation estimate for your roof cleaning needs.
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