Softwashing is the safest and most effective way to clean asphalt shingles, as well as many other exterior surfaces. We use a 100% bio-degradable formula, a quiet, eco-friendly 12-volt pump system and about as much pressure as your average garden hose. Best of all softwashing is recommended by The American Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA).
Traditionally, pressure-washing was the preferred method of exterior cleaning; but high pressure on a gentle surface sometimes does more damage than good, and is sometimes just plain ineffective. We all know what happens when we trim a weed… it grows back thicker and healthier! Pressure washing a roof may remove the surface stains, but in very little time, they come right back…. THICKER AND HEALTHIER! That is why the Softwashing method works so well! It kills the ROOTS of the stain, and prevents them from reappearing 4 to 6 times longer than pressure washing.
Roof Washing is not yet a widely recognized way of roof revival. For many years the trade was done by non professionals using chemicals and methods that would be harmful to your roof. Even today, there are misconceptions about the methods that should be used to get the best results in the safest way possible. We believe that our customers should be as educated as they can be in regards to Roof Washing so that they can make the right decision on what is best for them.
The Northeast seems to have quite a problem with algae, mold and mildew growing on rooftops. The reasoning behind this consists of many factors. We live in a humid, wet environment which provides the perfect conditions for mold, mildew and algae to grow and thrive. Additionally, all of these living organisms feed on the limestone fillers that are in asphalt shingles, therefore causing your roof to degrade over time.
Having your roof properly cleaned by a professional in the trade can offer some benefits for you. The most obvious one being that you will have a newer looking roof, which is much more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Did you know that a clean roof can actually increase your homes energy efficiency? A clean roof will allow the roof to reflect and displace heat like it is intended to do. And lastly, when you have any algae and mold cleaned off of your roof it will provide a much safer environment for your family and your pets.
In addition to cleaning your roof, we can also provide services to clean the exterior of your home. Your home is the biggest investment you will make in your life and having pride in your home by keeping its exterior as clean as possible will bring out its beauty and increase your property’s value. It is recommended that the exterior of your home be cleaned once per year which will keep algae, mold and mildew contaminants to a minimum.