There is significant interest in cleaning roofs lately, including a lot of questions about what products to work with when washing rooftops and the way to remove those dark streaks and stains (mold algae also known as ‘gloeocapsa magma’). Washing attics to remove these spots will significantly affect the look of any home. Before, the only way to reduce them was heading to replace the roof structure. It has been predicted that as much as 50% coming from all roof substitutes have been done due to appearance of the roofing stains and not actually because of its features. power washing fuquay
These roofing stains are impossible to take out without the right roof cleaners. Caustics are inexpensive and extremely effective for killing mold. Chlorine bleach can be used most often when washing roofs, but sometimes with disastrous results. GAF roofing says that use of bleach when cleaning roofs immediately voids any warrantee on an concrete roof because it fractures down the composition of the shingle. We certainly have observed of contractors resorting to 12% bleach concentrations, but many experts assume that this kind of roof cleansing can bring about roof inability within a short time frame.
When we are power washing roofs for customers, we use the next method: First, using an X-Jet, we wet the top slightly to cool it down. Second, we apply QwicClean’s Roof solution to the shingles, from the ground, using an X-Jet. We permit the roof cleaner to be employed by about 15 minutes before we get started power cleansing. (Note: Roof Brite costs less than 70 cents every gallon, which is less expensive than bleach! )
Walking gently on the top while washing, we clean your roof using very light pressure – about 300 PSI. We are incredibly careful to avoid slamming off gravel from the surface of the shingles when washing roofs. Whenever we meet up with a tough stain area, we use a very very soft scrub brush with a 5′ handle and carefully scrub this area. Finally, we rinse the roof top surface well. Rinsing can be done from the ground employing your X-Jet again.
Steep roof cleaning careers require special gear to prevent falls. In fact, a good roof cleaner can make any surface quite slippery. A chicken steps along with a pulled harness is one way to make it safe to move around when cleaning roofs.
Be very fussy on the streets side of the top, homeowners are looking for “curb appeal”, so spend the most time where it counts the most.
Once the roof cleansing is done, there are two other services we will offer our customers. Pertaining to yet another fee, we will treat their roof with Bio Barrier, a special formulation from QwicClean that prevents new algae spores from staying with that clean roof. Instead, the spores move on to the neighbor’s roof where they grow, turn black, and create future roof cleaning jobs.
For another fee we will clean the gutters (inside and out). Being careful not to get any roof purifiers on the house color (to avoid streaky clean spots) we scoop and rinse out the channels and clean the outside the house surface with Gutter Move. This can be done from the ground with an X-Jet or it can be done by wiping the gutter surface with a rag (and Gutter Zap).
Peter Marentay, Owner of Sun Tommy Inc.
Mr. Marentay became a member of Sun Brite Inc. in 1998 and immediately created a new trademark the company – Sun Tommy Supply. Since that time, SBS is now one of the speediest growing suppliers of specialty products to the pressure washing industry.
Pete co-authored the Electricity Washers of America Solid wood Certification course and is also at the moment an Advisory Director of PWNA. He is a PWNA Certified Instructor. PWNA Certification is available individually for those interested at the end of the class.