Three Roof Cleaning Methods Explained

Three Roof Cleaning Methods Explained

Jul 29

Organisms such as algae, lichens and moss can contribute a lot to roof degradation. These substances eat the roof and the longer they are left untreated, the more prone your roof is to damage. Roof cleaning can help get rid of substances from taking over your roof. Fortunately, there is a wide range of companies that can help clean your roof from stains.

There are three different methods that is commonly used for cleaning your roof and preventing substances such as algae, lichens, and moss to completely destroy your roof and landscape. Ware Landscaping can help you fix all your landscaping problems and below are some methods to use when dealing with roofing problems.

  1. Eco-Friendly

The eco-friendly cleaning method uses products that do not contain toxic chemicals such as chlorine bleach, phosphates, and other chemicals that can damage waterways. It also uses low-pressure rinsing system as well as scrubbing or brushing.

While this method is more expensive, it usually delivers instant and complete results as the organisms are entirely gone before the contractor completes their job.

  1. Chlorine-Bleach

Other roofing contractors use sodium hypochlorite (chlorine bleach) mix in high concentrations combined with other chemicals such as trisodium phosphate or TSP. The mixture is sprayed on the roof and then dried and re-applied several times when needed.

This method is less expensive than other methods as it uses inexpensive chemicals. However, the mixture can be harmful to humans as well as pets as a result of exposure to fumes or fluids. It can also cause permanent damage to plants, trees, grass, and shrubs.

  1. High-Pressure Power Washing

Some companies also use high pressure power washing methods to rid your roof of stains. There are many drawbacks of this method. First of all, it can damage shingle roofs and is also not effective in removing organisms that causes roof stains. More often than not, the algae will return quickly.

Consult a roofing contractor in order to determine the best roof cleaning method that is right for your home.

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