Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. What Is That Black Stuff Staining My Roof?

The unsightly black stains on your roof that are getting worse with time are the result of a type of algae that grows very well in our humid coastal climate. If left untreated, it will eventually take over your roof, creating a moist environment that grows harmful molds. The algae eats away at the limestone filler which is left in your shingles during the manufacturing process, and the mold eats away at the asphalt and tar. If the algae and mold are not removed, they will destroy your shingles prematurely. In addition, the presence of algae and mold on your home can be harmful to your health and that of your family.

 

Q. Is it Safe to Have My Roof Cleaned?

Absolutely! The cleaning mixture that Roof Stain Removers contains ingredients used to treat municipal water supplies, and poses no safety hazard when used in a responsible and professional manner. The chemicals that Roof Stain Removers use to clean your roof are recommended by GAF (America’s largest asphalt shingle manufacturer), the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, and the Roof Cleaning Institute of America, and will not harm the environment.

 

Q. How Much Will it Cost?

The cost of a professional roof cleaning is minimal when compared to the cost of replacing your roof. Eliminating the algae and mold on your roof could be as little as $395, depending on square footage. When you call Roof Stain Removers for a free consultation, we will give you a free, no-obligation QUOTE, not an estimate. It has been estimated that as much as 50% of roofs are replaced simply due to appearance. Don’t make the costly mistake of replacing your roof when all it needs is a professional roof cleaning. If your roof is less than 25 years old, it probably just needs a professional roof cleaning, not a roofer.

 

Q. How Long Does It Take?

The roof cleaning process itself only takes a few hours at the most, and the results are even more rapid. We can have your house looking like the “after” in our before and after pictures before we leave.

 

Q. What Is The Process?

Our part is simple. We set up a ladder and use it to get up to the height of your roof. We then use the power of our electric pump to spray our detergent solution on your shingles. It is our proprietary solution that kills the algae and mold on your shingles. Before, during, and after this process we thoroughly water the trees, plants, flowers, and bushes around your house to protect them from damage. That’s it! Your part is just as simple. We need you to make sure that all your windows are closed, your vehicles are either in the garage or out away from the house, and that your outside water spigots are accessible and in working order.

 

Q. Do You Use High Pressure For Roof or Siding Cleaning?

Absolutely not, and you should NEVER allow anyone to use high pressure on your shingles. There are two main reasons that we don’t use high pressure. First, it is simply not necessary, as our professional soft wash equipment and cleaning mixture does the job more effectively than traditional power washing, and with much longer-lasting results. Second, the higher the pressure you use, the more granules you are removing from the shingle. The granules are there as part of the shingle’s structure, and removing them is equal to shortening the lifespan of your shingles. This will inevitably lead to premature shingle replacement.

 

Q. Can I Do It Myself?

Yes, you can. However, there are no ready-made products that will do a good job of cleaning your roof. Roof Stain Removers uses professional equipment and a special environmentally safe cleaning mixture to get the best possible results, with no damage to your roof. In addition, you run the risk of falling off your roof without proper training. Roof Stain Removers uses trained staff members and is fully licensed and insured.