Roof Cleaning Hillsborough Power Washing HillsboroughNever let anyone pressure wash on your roof. It will not completely eliminate all of the mold spores on the roof and the stain will regenerate quickly. It can cause long term damage by dislodging large amounts of the granules that are needed to protect the roof. Watch this video to learn more about roof cleaning and power washing in Hillsborough NJ.
Hillsborough holds a special place in my heart. I spent long summers at my Grandma’s house on Amwell Rd. She had a farm about a 1/4 mile from Rt 206 before the strip malls were built. Amwell Rd had no pavement and grandpa used to drive his tractor to the 206 corner to buy farming supplies.
Boy have things changed. With all of the new construction happening in the last 20 years, Hillsborough has become a busy town. Most houses were built with the asphalt shingle roofs. This type of shingles contain the ingredients to feed bacteria that creates ugly black roofing stains. Shingle roofs cannot be power washed. This must be approached like a “pest control job”. We want to achieve a 100% kill ratio on all of the bacteria, even on the parts that may appear unaffected.
Cleaning a roof has 3 benefits: A cleaner looking home is the most obvious. Secondly, a blackened roof absorbs heat and UV. The design of a roof is to reflect UV. Blackened roofs can increase cooling costs. Cleaning the roof you can save electricity. Third, since the bacteria feeds on the limestone in the roofing shingle, a roof can last many years longer by keeping it clean.
We hope these pics help show the dramatic results we sought. Whether the roof has black stains, moss, or lichens, we can help restore the shingle and create the curb appeal your house deserves.
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