Staten Island NY Roof Cleaning and Power Washing Service
Staten Island NY Roof Professional Roof Cleaning
We do not “pressure wash” roofs. We clean roofs by applying our proprietary detergent which kills moss and algae. The detergent contains surfactants and a small amount of bleach which is very effective in sterilizing the moss and aglae, yet is compatible to roofing shingle.
Bleach is actually “sodium hypochlorite” which is derived from common table salt, or sodium chloride. Salt is how bleach starts and salt is how it ends. When bleach decomposes, which happens very quickly, it breaks down into salt. This can be proven by pouring some bleach in a bowl and placing it
Our method can be verified and is approved by ARMA (asphalt roof manufacturers association). The roof manufacturers warn against using a pressure washer and they do not endorse any other cleaning product aside from bleach and water. This detergent will not affect landscape if used properly. Our detergent fully sterilizes the roof. It completely cleans the roofing shingle. This is how we are able to offer a 3 Year Spot-Free Warranty with every full roof cleaning. We apply this detergent at very low pressures using small 12 volt pumps. The pressure is less than what can be achieved at a common water spigot. Our goal is to kill the organisms that stain the roof without dislodging any of the roofing granules.
Black staining on a roof is a cynoabacteria called gloeocapsa magma. This organism is very hardy and can live in harsh conditions of hot and dry to cold and freezing. Our detergent is calibrated to dissolve the cells completely. Our goal is to create a 100% kill ratio on all of these organisms. If you do not completely dissolve all the cells it will allow for regeneration and the stain will return. That is why pressure washing a roof only provides temporary relief. Pressure washing a shingle does not kill the mold. Many cells will be left behind and the stain will usually reappear in a year or 2.
Staten Island Moss Removal
Moss develops a root system into the roofing shingle. It is not wise to forcibly remove by scrubbing or power washing. If you forcibly remove moss it can take the roofing granules with it and it can leave scars on the shingle. It is best to treat the moss and let it die. Our detergent instantly kills moss at the root. It is then left to decompose on its own. It will dry out and the root system will detach on its on. It will become brittle and wash away little by little with each rain.
Roof Lichen Removal
Lichen is a superfungus made from combining algae and a fungus. You can usually find lichen growing on tree bark or on rocks near a river. Lichen develops a deep root system into the shingle. We treat lichen the same way we do moss. It is treated then left to dry out and decompose.
Staten Island Soft Power Washing Service
Buildings in Staten Island NY have there fair share of mold on the sidings. We have a proven low-pressure system to clean mold and mildew with a safe biodegradable detergent. Soft-washing is recommended over high pressure washing when it comes to exterior surfaces. Even cement can show heavy signs of wear by using high pressure. We use low pressure on every surface. We are able to do this because we pretreat every surface to loosen up the stain. We have every detergent for every specific stain. We do not rely on high pressure to achieve our desired cleaning. Soft washing is safe for all surfaces including soft pool cement, vinyl fences, vinyl siding, stucco, dryvit, cedar, and even painted surfaces.
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We service all of Richmond/Staten Island New York including the following zip codes: 10301, 10302, 10303, 10304, 10305, 10306, 10307, 10308, 10309, 10310, 10311, 10312, 10314