Repair, Replace, or Clean A Roof With Black Stains, Moss, or Lichen?
Are you seeing your roof covered in dirty, black stains, mold, moss, or lichen? Does the roof look like it may need to be replaced? Your roof can appear to be old, worn, and in need of replacement when it just needs to be professionally washed.
Your roof is one of the most important structural components of your house. Your roof plays a significant role in keeping your house in one piece. In fact, your roof is probably the most crucial element of your home. Your roof keeps the rain and snow from entering your home. It also provides the proper insulation to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In addition, your roof helps maintain your home’s aesthetic value aka curb appeal.
So, if you see stains, mold, mildew, or the appearance of wear, should you wash or replace your roof?
If you are asking yourself this question, you are probably seeing extreme dirt and stains on your roof and are concerned about the cost to repair or replace your roof.
If you see your roof is fading, showing black stains, mold, mildew, or lichens, then it is time to get your roof looked at. Rain will not clean your roof or wash away the stains.
Due to Westchester Power Washing’s extensive experience with washing roofs and home pressure cleaning services, we know how to professionally look over your roof to see if getting it cleaned will remove the dirt, mold, mildew, and lichens.
Most times, unless you see stains on your ceiling or visible roof damage, the dirt and black stains can be cleaned off your roof.
Contact us for a free estimate on roof soft washing at 914-490-8138.
What is soft roof washing?
Soft roof washing is our safe, effective low-pressure cleaning method. It allows us to clean and sanitize your roof from the safety of the ground or a platform using low-pressure equipment that effectively cleans and sanitizes your roof (and home exterior) with our eco-friendly soft washing cleaning product.
Our soft roof washing method kills, removes, and prevents organic growth and black stains associated with mold, mildew, lichen, pollen, algae, moss, and fungi growth.
Soft wash treatments focus on the root cause of the mold and mildew growth while killing the spores without damaging property or harming people or the environment.
Studies have shown, soft roof washing is the fastest and most effective hard surface cleaning method available. Soft roof washing can keep surfaces clean for up to 5 years depending on weather conditions and property location.
Our soft wash roof cleaning process is fully approved by all shingles manufacturers including ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association).
The soft-wash process is also recommended by all insurance companies. All the products we use to clean the roof and exterior of your home are 100% biodegradable. Having your roof cleaned is recognized as general maintenance.
Is soft roof washing better than high-pressure roof washing?
With high-pressure roof washing, massive amounts of water pressure are used to remove mold, algae, lichen, moss, and other contaminants. High-pressure washing can give you immediate results that look good but this may last for a short period of time. Pressure washing blasts dirt and grime. Unfortunately, this usually causes permanent and irreversible damage.
Besides damaging homes and landscapes, high-pressure washing is known to spread spores onto other surfaces, therefore, spreading the mold, mildew, lichens, moss, and fungus into the air you breathe. This ultimately means your roof, home, and other surfaces will need to be cleaned sooner and mold will appear worse than before thus making high-pressure roof washing even more expensive than soft roof washing.
Soft roof washing advantages versus high-pressure roof washing:
- Uses less water
- Longer lasting results
- Little noise
- Safe for all known building materials
- More cost-effective
- Leaves surfaces cleaner(100 % kill of mold and bacteria)
- Kills spores and moss on contact
- Does not damage the surface
- Does not exaggerate weathering effect
- Leaves roof 100% sterilized
But first, you need to know what you’re dealing with.
Why wash your roof?
Black streaks and stains on the roof are usually more than that. Algae, moss, or lichen feed on the limestone in the roof shingles and continue to multiply creating a roof full of unsightly streaks.
The algae dislodge the protective granules and when left untreated, this algae can prematurely degrade and cause roof failure. Additionally, it can expose residents to other potential health concerns.
With our proven soft roof washing method, we do not use traditional power washing. Instead, we use a safe and effective cleaner that kills mold instantly. We will gently spray your roof removing years of growth bringing your Westchester home back to its original look.
This is the ONLY roof cleaning method approved by Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing Association and the largest shingle producers.
Our proven process removes roof algae quickly and brings back the curb appeal of a new roof once more. Roof washing is among our specialties, and our experience safeguards you against the damage-prone methods of less experienced competitors. We understand that the soft-wash method protects your roof against unsafe cleaning methods and your wallet against a higher electric bill.
As light-colored asphalt roofs turn dark black with algae, they incubate more heat. This can push your central air conditioner to work harder than it should. (Experts estimate your roof would be 20% hotter with black algae forming on its surface.)
That’s where Westchester Power Washing comes in.
Contact us for a free estimate on roof cleaning at 914-490-8138.
Westchester Power Washing’s professional expertise has saved thousands of Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess County roofs from deterioration and decay.