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Never let anyone pressure wash your roof! You may have noticed many roofs in Freehold New Jersey that have some form of roof stains. Black stains on a roof is a bacteria infection called Gloeocapsa Magma. Pressure washing is not the process. High pressured water can dislodge many of the roofing granules that protects the shingle. Power washing the roof does not sterilize the shingle and solve the problem. We use a sanitizing detergent that kill moss, mold, algae and bacteria. Once these roof organisms are killed they will be washed away with rains. This is similar to treating weeds in a sidewalk.
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This detergent process is currently known as “soft wash”. Soft wash can be used on all surfaces and is promoted by roof shingle manufacturers. This process is safe for all roofs including slate and cedar. After the treatment black roof stains will immediately disappear. The detergent is calibrated to dissolve the cells that create the black staining. The detergent kills moss on contact but can take a few weeks to release. Moss develops a root system into the shingle. Forcibly removing the moss with scrubbing or pressure washing can leaves scar on the roof.
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Lichen is a super fungus comprised of a fungus and an algae. They appear on the roof as grey or light green blotches that can resemble bird droppings. Lichen is cleaned from the roof the same method as moss. The sanitizing detergent will kill the lichen immediately but will take a few weeks to decompose and dry out. Once it dries out it will start to decompose and wash away with rains. Learn more about roof moss removal and roof lichen cleaning by visiting our Roof Cleaning Freehold New Jersey page.
What Is Soft Wash?
Soft wash is utilizing a sanitizing detergent to kill moss, algae and lichen from roofing shingle. Growth on a roof is a living organism. We all love nature but it can destroy your roof. A bleach based detergent can kill moss and algae at the root source. This will insure the roof will stay clean for an extended period of time. Pressure washing a shingle can destroy the shingles as well as remove large amounts of roofing granules. Furthermore, it does nothing to create a long lasting sterile surface.
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Every full roof cleaning we provide comes with a 3 year spot free warranty. Other companies who offer plant friendly products will only offer a 1 or 2 year warranty because their product does not fully eradicate the growth. Landscape can be easily protected during treatment by covering, diverting and diluting the areas. All gutter leaders are bagged to collect any run off. Learn more about roof cleaning by visiting our Freehold Roof Cleaning page.