Professional Roof Cleaners in Morris County NJ | Roof Cleaning in Randolph NJ 07869
How can cleaning a roof can save thousands in the long run?
Roof algae creates two expensive scenerios. First, a roof, especially a light colored one, is designed to reflect the suns UV rays. Lighter roofs have the benefit of keeping cooling costs low in the summer cooling season. A blackened stained roof will absorb the heat and create a higher attic temperature. This translates into overworking your air conditioning system. You can expect to pay nearly 20% more per season to cool your home. Do the math. How much money are you wasting?
The second expensive scenerio is that limestone, which is a main filler ingredient of the shingle, is an organic mineral that can be digested by this roof bacteria. Once the limestone is digested the bacteria secrets an acidic byproduct which further deteriorates the roofing granules. At this point a roof has become a petri dish with tons of damaging activity. This process can shave 4-7 years from the expected roofs life. The average cost of a cleaning is roughly $500 which is an expense that will be recovered many fold.
Hire a professional Non-pressure roof cleaner. Do not pressure wash a roof!
Some companies will pressure wash a roof. They disguise the pressure washing method by using a surface cleaner as opposed to using a traditional wand. So it appears that this would be the proper method. Any instrument that is hooked up to a motorized pressure washer that is used to clean a roof can potentially cause expensive long term damage.
If you let your roof cleaning contractor clean your roof with any type of similar device that hooks up to a pressure washer, you are putting yourself in a situation to potentially cost yourself thousands of dollars in premature roof failure. This video may help you better understand how surface cleaner roof power washing is not in your best interest.
Thompson Roof Cleaning uses a non-pressure roof treatment. We use a salt based cleaning detergent with a properly calibrated disinfecting bleach to clean the roof and kill the bacteria. If you look on the side of your bleach bottle you will see the active ingredient is sodium hypochlorite. You clean your clothes with the same product we clean our roofs with. Obviously are product is of a commercial strentgh and household bleach would not be strong enough to do the job. The most volatile part of bleach is chlorine. Chlorine is a safe product with the proper precautions. It is a proven non-carcinogenic chemical and is used in swimming pools and all municipal townships use it to disinfect drinking water. Many gallons of chlorinated water are consumed every day all accross the nation.
We can talk all day about roof cleaning. Feel free to write your questions down and give us a call at (732) 726-9261