It has been our experience from talking with many troubled Gadsden homeowners and even business owners, that most roofing contractors are not going to tell the homeowner that their roof only needs to be cleaned. Think about that for a moment, why would they? We have had many customers tell us that a roofing contractor told them that the black streaks were water marks or a sign of wear in either case a roof replacement was recommended. Another scenario is that some roofing contractors have no idea themselves what roof algae (AKA Gloeocapsa Magma) is and that it can be cleaned for nearly a fraction of the cost of replacing your roofing materials. Some will also combat losing a potential roof replacement job by telling the homeowner that you can’t clean shingles without damaging them, which is completely untrue, unprofessional, and very untrustworthy of a business. Nonetheless, many homeowners are suckered into the costly, premature replacement of a roof that only needed to be cleaned and rejuvenated. Roofing Industry studies have indicated that most roofs are replaced, according to a national poll, due in large part to the unattractive look of the roof surface, NOT because the roof is damaged or leaking. In fact, most homeowners don’t know that they have a roof cleaning option or have never been given another option to replace this horrible decision until now! Now you don’t have to waste hard earned money to replace a roof that can be easily cleaned for 1/10 of the cost of replacement and in a much quicker time frame with no waste to fill up overburdened landfills, plus no lengthy construction inconvenience. No Pressure Roof Cleaning can usually be performed and completed in LESS than ONE DAY!
Our NO Pressure Roof Cleaning Process
Veterans Southern Pro Wash only uses chemicals approved by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association and DOES NOT use any high pressure on shingled roofs ever. We also provide our customers with technical bulletins directly from Asphaltroofing.org and shingle manufacturers to show that our procedures and chemicals are properly formulated and proportioned for roof cleaning. Our chemicals provide enough cleaning power to remove all mold, mildew, lichen, and those nasty black streaks also known as, Gloeocapsa Magma…without any use of high pressure washing. Even low pressure 500-1000 psi pressure washing can lead to the loss of granules, which is exactly what the algae does. Don’t pay someone to ruin your investment, pay them to protect it with our No Pressure Roof Soft Washing and Rejuvenate your roof for another round of seasonal changes. We will even conduct a shingle inspection while we conduct your estimate and explain the life expectancy from that point. Longevity of roofing will differ from house to house depending on age and type of roof. Our Roof Soft Washing Process is safe enough for all roof types guaranteed! You can be rest assured, that if we feel our process will not enable extended life expectancy of your roof, that we will 100% without a doubt recommend a roof replacement at that point. We are not out to just get your money, we are here to help you save money, reduce repair cost, and most of all to take care of one of your most valuable investments.
Give us a CALL NOW or Request your FREE ESTIMATE , and we will be happy to assist you in anyway possible. We always look forward to meeting new customers so don't wait till its to late and you have already spent the costly price to replace your roof!
ROOF SOFT WASHING IS RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE BY THE ASPHALT ROOFING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (ARMA)
In many regions across the country “especially the Southeastern USA” roof algae or (Gloeocapsa Magma) has become a very serious problem for home and business owners alike. Gloeocapsa Magma is an airborne algae that can land on any roof for no rhyme or reason, though it does seem to be more prominent in areas saturated with a lot of trees. This type of algae also thrives in warm humid climates, usually first appearing on the north facing slopes of roofs where the right amount of shade and moisture are common. The roof algae then feeds on the crushed limestone which is used in the manufacturing of asphalt shingles, and as it rains the algae spreads down the roof causing "black streaks". If not properly maintained, the algae will take over the entire roof in a few short years turning the whole roof black and causing your shingles to become very brittle or painted metal surfaces to become faded and oxidized. Once the roof algae has landed on the roof, it will have to be exterminated and removed properly or it will continue to spread, it will never get better, or just go away on its own. This is where NO Pressure Roof Cleaning does the job and ensures that it is properly removed and managed from that point on.
What algae does to roofs in Gadsden, AL
When roof algae is not taken care of, it will stop the shingles from reflecting heat from the sun’s UV rays. When this happens, it can affect your home’s heating and cooling costs without you even realizing it. Also, because the shingles cannot reflect heat, their qualities start to diminish rapidly and prematurely. Some signs of wear are as follows: curled corners, wavy or humped shingles, broke or loose shingles, and an excess of shingle granules appearing in your gutters just to name a few. Not to mention, it’s very unsightly and diminishes a business or homes curb appeal and value.
READY FOR YOUR ROOF REJUVENATION?
Above, Algae map coverage showing where algae is most prone to arise and wreak havoc.
One of the most overlooked areas of home cleaning services is roof washing. As homeowners, our roofs take a brutal beating from mother nature each and every single day and without proper maintenance, you could drastically decrease the longevity of the materials. With a roof soft wash, you can add Years of Life to Your Roof with the proper cleaning . The last thing you you want is your roof to be an eyesore in the neighborhood! The black discoloration on your roof is actually not dirt. It's actually harmful living organisms, or hardy algae, also called "Gloeocapsa Magma" that are using your roof for nutrients to grow. Let Veterans Southern Pro Wash protect your investment and your family with our soft washing technique. Our team will rid your roof of black streaks and stains, and make it look like new again. Roofs are not dirty, they are actually infested with micro organisms like bacteria, fungus, lichen, algae and mold. These microorganisms reduce the lifespan of your roof by decomposing the roofing material. Our Soft washing technique gives you a clean roof with all the benefits of a pest control. This technique last 4 to 6 times longer than traditional pressure washing and is highly recommended by the Asphalt Roof Manufacturer Association (ARMA) and the best part about it is, IT WILL NOT VOID YOUR ROOF WARRANTY OR HOME WARRANTY! We use an environmentally safe solution that we spray on your roof to kill harmful living organisms and help remove the mold or algae spores that are growing on your roof. All roof cleaning services come with a two-year guarantee. There will never be any damage of any kind to your shingles or other roof material that your home has.
Why Algae is Infesting on Your Roof?
Looking back to the '70s and '80s, manufacturers began using crushed limestone to make your roofs shingles. When limestone is combined with warm and humid climates, especially in the South East, it creates the perfect environment for algae to grow, infest, and take over surfaces like your roof. This algae than acts as a sponge that will hold water on your roof and acts like a magnifying glass that will raise the temperature on the roof. If it is not treated at the right time or with the right process, it will cause granule loss and the improper function of the materials, which will affect the durability of your roofing system. This is why we highly recommend our "Low-Pressure Roof Cleaning" application process to treat and eliminate your algae infestation. We use Asphalt Roof Manufacturer Association (ARMA) recommended cleaning detergents and solutions that are designed to safely remove any algae, moss, lichen, and airborne pollutants, as well as help to extend the longevity of the material. This process will restore the proper function of your roof and it will also ensure that the material is able to maintain the proper transfer of heat and moisture which will further help to eliminate these pesky bacteria.
Preventative Roof Maintenance
If you've had a history of algae infestation and got rid of it, it will eventually return to your roof. So, we recommend you get preventative maintenance services every one to three years. This can vary from home to home depending on the amount of shade, humidity, and moisture levels throughout the year. The longer you wait the harder the surface is to clean, thus becoming a more costly service.
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