NON-PRESSURE ROOF CLEANING
Non-Pressure Roof Cleaning Services
The Best Roof Cleaning Services in the Dayton and Surrounding Areas
Prestige Pressure Washing & Roof Cleaning is your go-to company to remove any unsightly stains from your roof. Do you have ugly and damaging roof stains? IT’S NOT OLD…IT’S MOLD! Don’t be fooled into thinking that you need to spend thousands of dollars replacing your roof when all it needs is a cleaning. Would you repaint your car if it were dirty or clean it?
A non-pressure roof cleaning will extend the life of your roof by years, saving it from being degraded by mold, mildew, and algae. Not typical roof systems can be cleaned using other methods than non-pressure cleaning. We carefully examine and quote each roof for the specific type of cleaning it will need to be cleaned properly. Not cleaning can cut the life of your roof in half. Don’t wait and let these stains cost you thousands. In this economy, you must renew and restore, not replace!
With well over a decade of experience cleaning roofs, there is no roof we can’t handle. Anything from a one-story ranch to an 8 story commercial building, we’ve cleaned. Everything from asphalt shingles to barrel tile to rubber roofs, we’ve cleaned.
We use non-pressure cleaning methods and cleaning solutions recommended by manufacturers:
CLEAN & RESTORE
- Asphalt Shingles
- Cedar Shake
- Clay & Barrel Tile
- Flat, Rubber, & More
- Black Mold
- Dirt, Grime, & More
Prestige Pressure Washing & Roof Cleaning cleans roofs all year round. As long as temps are in the 40s or above, we are cleaning roofs.
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Enjoy the 10% OFF during your first Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Services
What are those unsightly black stains on my roof?
The black stains on your roof (most commonly found growing on the north side) are a black mold fungus called Gloeocapsa Magma. These mold and algae stains are due to a limestone filler in asphalt shingles. When the roof becomes moist and does not completely dry out after rain or dew, it adds fuel to the fire for mold and algae growth.
What are the effects of these stains on my roof?
Besides the unsightly appearance of these stains, they are deteriorating and shortening the life span of the shingles. The mold and algae root themselves to the shingles breaking the sand granules loose, cutting the life of your roof in half. This will cost you THOUSANDS in early replacements. Long term effects on your health are possible too, because of the airborne mold spores released by these stains.
How can these stains be safely removed without damaging the roof?
These stains are removed by applying a special cleaning solution using ONLY NON PRESSURE methods. Absolutely do not let any contractor claiming to use “LOW PRESSURE” or pressure wash your roof, as this will only cause further damage and void your roof’s warranty. Even low pressure is too much. We use non-pressure to apply the cleaning solution recommended by ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) and GAF (the largest producer of asphalt shingles). The majority of the time this solution is applied from the gutter line. This allows workers to stay off the roof, saving it from more granule loss. Once the solution is applied, it dwells on the roof allowing it to safely kill and remove any growing mold, mildew, and algae. This process rids those unsightly black mold stains the same day, giving your roof the look of the day it was installed. The solution loses its effectiveness after 6-8 hours due to heat and UV light.
Does this process affect my plants and animals?
No. First, all downspouts are bagged to collect what little, if any, runoff of solution from the roof. This keeps any solution from running into the ground, retention ponds, or storm drains. The used solution is then taken off-site and disposed of properly at the correct wastewater treatment facility. Second, all plants and landscape are watered and then covered. Watering of plants and landscape is continued throughout and after the cleaning process. This usually leaves customers with more lush plants and flowers after the roof cleaning.
How much does a roof cleaning typically cost?
The average cleaning of a roof cost between 5% and 15% of what it would cost to replace it. The majority of the time this saves the customer an amazing 90% on having to replace the roof when it just needs a good cleaning in the first place.
Prestige Pressure Washing & Roof Cleaning offers Customer Satisfaction and 3 YEAR Roof Stain Guarantee! We also offer a Limited Lifetime Stain Warranty on the shingles with our Preventive Maintenance Plans. Don’t let those stains ruin your roof any longer; call the “Exterior Restoration Specialists” for your FREE Estimate and Demonstration!
Algae Staining On Shingled Roof Surfaces
|What Are Those Black Stains On The Roof?||Those black stains are Algae. Algae appear as dark stains on shingles that usually cover more area on the lower section of the roof and taper as they reach the ridge.|
|How Does A Roof Get Algae?||Algae spread from one infected roof to another via airborne spores. These spores land randomly on a roof and take root. A protective sheath creates the dark color the algae forms to protect itself from UV rays.|
|How Does It Grow?||Algae require moisture and proper temperatures to grow. Dew is the primary moisture source. Algae are found predominantly in the Southeast, but it can and will grow nationwide. The algae generally grow on the northern exposures of the roof since this exposure generally receives less sunlight. Algae are well adapted to extreme conditions.|
|What Solutions Do I Have?||1. Install Algae Resistant Shingles, such as GAF shingles which have a specially formulated granule that inhibits algae growth, keeping your roof looking new for years to come. 2. If a new roof is not an option, GAF recommends cleaning the roof with a special mixture. That mixture is: 4 gallons of water, 1 gallon of bleach and 1 cup of TSP (Tri-Sodium Phosphate-or acceptable phosphate-free substitute) found at many home centers. Apply this mixture with a garden sprayer, let sit on the roof surface for up to 20 minutes, and rinse with low-pressure water. Be sure to protect any shrubs below. Remember, the roof surface will become slippery when wet… be careful!!!|
|What NOT To Do!||Do not power wash the shingles to clean the shingles. Some roof cleaning companies offer this service. However, it is not recommended as it may dislodge granules, which can lead to premature shingle failure.|
|What GAF Shingles Can I Use?||GAF Designer Lifetime Shingles have StainGuard® Protection nationwide Additionally, Timberline® Natural Shadow™, Timberline® HD™ and Timberline® Ultra HD™ have StainGuard® protection in most areas. Finally, Royal Sovereign® is also available with StainGuard® protection in select areas. All colors have Stain Guard® Protection.|
|Where Can I Get More Information?||GAF Technical Services can assist you… with these and other questions you may have regarding your new roof installation. GAF Technical Services can be contacted at 800-ROOF-411 (800-766-3411). Also, the GAF website is a great resource for just about any question you may have or for additional information you may require. That site is at: www.gaf.com|
Top 3 Reasons Why Roofs Should Be Cleaned?
Reason # 1 – Roof cleaning saves you or your company THOUSANDS to TENS of THOUSANDS of dollars in unnecessary, premature replacement costs. In these economic times who doesn’t want to save thousands. Many are under the assumption that black mold fungus roof stains are a sign of structural breakdown of the shingle. This is a HUGE misconception, and roofing companies will lead you to believe this. You wouldn’t repaint your car if it was dirty, so why would you replace your roof because it’s dirty. Just like cars, decks, homes, walkways, driveways, and buildings need cleaned; so do roofs. If these stains are left to infest the roof for years, the mold and algae will break down the protective granules of the shingle and will cause you to replace the roof MANY MANY years sooner than their 20-30 year warranties calls for. Don’t wait and let these stains cost you thousands in early replacement.
Reason # 2 – Many health effects can also be associated with these black mold fungus stains. As many of us know mold is a very serious issue, especially when one is exposed to it. Mold and algae have been associated with things like allergic reactions, invasive diseases, and mycotoxicosis. The mold releases airborne spores that float throughout the air finding more places to infect, such as, walkways, driveways, siding, decks, patio furniture, etc. Walking up your walkway, driveway, or spending time sitting on patio furniture on your deck, will lead to transference of the spores. These spores are then led into the home, business, restaurant, or office. They also can make their way into a dwelling by way of vents, ducting, and piping that are all commonly found on roofs. Once mold starts to inhibit your dwelling, you will have a whole other set of issues to worry about.
Please visit www.toxic-black-mold-info.com for more startling mold facts.
Reason # 3 – Removing these stains will instantly give your property not only curb appeal but also market value. I’m sure everyone would love to come home to a clean and well kept home than a dirty one. A roof is one of the biggest investments to a dwelling, so protect that investment and save yourself thousands.