Thompson Roof Cleaning and Power Washing LLC (877) 420-WASH
Roof Cleaning in Middletown NJ
If you live in Middletown New Jersey then you already know about all of the roofs that look like they can use a good cleaning. Black streaks on a roof is a type of algae. You may remember a time long ago when roofs never needed to be cleaned. Recent changes by the roof manufacturer allowed them to add more limestone to the roofing shingle. Limestone is an organic mineral and has become the food source for algae and moss. That’s why nowadays you see all of the roofs that suffer from this bigoted condition of algae infestation.
Please do not let anyone pressure wash your roof! We have a simple manufacturer approved method of removing these stains without using a pressure washer. A simple detergent will dissolve this algae completely removing it from the roof shingle. This is a safe yet very effective biodegradable detergent that is simply sprayed on, left on and washed away with the next rain. The roof treatment is guaranteed for a period of 3 years, in writing.
This roof in the pictures was cleaned in 2009. These are immediate before and after pictures yet the roof will look much better after the first rain. This was a garden variety cleaning with slight roof moss. The primary concern was gleocapsa magma which is the black staining that appears on a roof. We used the non-pressure method. We do not power wash roofs. Feel free to browse this blog for other roof cleaning projects in NJ
Roof Moss Cleaning
Moss develops a root system like a plant. It is not suggested to remove moss by scrubbing or pressure washing the moss. Scrubbing or pressure washing can dislodge large amounts of roofing granules and shorten the life of the roof. It is best to allow the dead moss to wash away on its own to preserve the integrity of thinto the night. It develops a hard UV repellent shell which enables is it to withstand harsh dry spells and the frigid cold. If you do not penetrate the outer shell it cannot be killed. Our roof cleaning detergent is calibrated specifically to melt the outer shell and kill the bacteria at the center. By gaining a near 100% kill ratio will your roof stay clean for an extended period
Roof Cleaning Process For Middletown NJ
We do not pressure wash roofs. We apply a wet foam designed to kill and dissolve mold and algae. We apply the detergent using battery operated 12 volt pumps. The soap is applied at pressure less than 60 psi. There is not even a remote chance of possible damage to the shingle. Our detergent is approved by all major roof shingle manufacturers. When applying our detergent all surrounding landscape must be covered. The solution sprayed is not a plant-friendly product. Their is no such plant-friendly product that will kill moss and remove algae. We also back the gutter leaders and collect any run off.
Slate Roof Cleaning Middletown NJ
Slate roofs are cleaned of moss and algae using a similar method. We also clean roof lichen using the same method. The difference with cleaning slate roofs is that the roof time. Pressure washing a roof will not kill any of the mold spores. A “perception” of clean can be created, but the naked eye cannot see the millions of spores that will be left behind. This is what will cause the stain to regenerate rather quickly. The detergent will kill the moss instantly at the root. The dead moss is left on the roof to dry out and decompose where over the course of the next few weeks will be washed away by rains. Moss develops a root system like a plant. The only way to instantly remove moss is to scrub or pressure wash the shngle. Scrubbing or pressure washing can release larguicklyof cannot be
walked on. Walking a slate roof is dangerous and can damage the slate shingle. If the slate gives way a contractor can easily fall to their death. Slate roofs are cleaned from the gutter line and sprayed with the solution. Since the solution does all the work there is no need to walk the roof.
Cedar Roof Cleaning Middletown NJ
Cleaning a cedar roof of algae and moss has its own method. We clean cedar by first wetting the shakes to full saturation. Then we apply a milder formula to the shake. By pre-wetting the shake it prevents the solution from saturating the shake. We need only to access the surface to kill the mold and algae. Cedar roofs are then rinsed, unlike other roof types. The cedar roof is then rinsed again with a neutralizer that kills any remaining detergent. The neutralizer also works as a wood brightener similar the way it works on wood decks.
Roof cleaning in Middletown NJ has really picked up in the last decade since the shingle manufacturer started adding more limestone into the shingle. Limestone is an organic mineral which is the food source for the organisms that are staining the roof.
We service all of Middletown NJ 07748