Roof Cleaning with Roof Shampoo®
Frequently Asked Questions
What products do authorized Roof Shampoo® contractors use to remove roof stains?
They use the proprietary, environmentally friendly Roof Shampoo® soap which is only available to authorized Roof Shampoo® contractors. Roof Shampoo® DOES NOT contain dangerous chlorine bleach or phosphates.
Will the process harm my plantings around my home?
No. Roof Shampoo® products will not harm any landscaping or surfaces around your home. Roof Shampoo® contractors do NOT need to cover your plants or grass, or recapture run-off because Roof Shampoo® is completely safe for use around landscaping and will not damage your grass, plants, shrubs or trees. Warning - If a roof cleaning contractor tells you that they need to cover the vegetation around your home, be warned that they are using a product that is toxic to plants - likely bleach! They may tell you it's "Sodium Hypochlorite," but that is just the chemical name for bleach. Roof Shampoo® does NOT contain bleach.
Do you use high pressure power washing on the roof?
NEVER! High pressure power washing can be very damaging to the shingles. Plus, it’s simply not an effective way to remove algae stains from roofs. Roof Shampoo® roof cleaning equipment is specially calibrated at a very low pressure to be used with Roof Shampoo® soaps and ensures a safe and effective removal of roof stains. No scrubbing, brushing or high pressure.
How long will the stains stay off my roof once my roof has been cleaned using the Roof Shampoo® system?
When Roof Shampoo® technicians finish cleaning your roof, it will be as clean as a new roof. Since it’s impossible to tell how long it will take for a new roof to get stained, the same holds true for a roof cleaned using the Roof Shampoo® system. You can rest assured however, that when your Roof Shampoo® contractor finishes cleaning your roof it will be squeaky clean with no remnants of algae stains left behind. Remember, it took years for your roof to get stained in the first place. Likewise, it could take years for new stains to develop after a Roof Shampoo®, if they even recur at all.
What about the do-it-yourself products?
These products can cause many problems. Many of them are toxic to the vegetation surrounding your home. Plus, they are largely ineffective as far as roof stain removal goes. Also, whenever homeowners climb up on their roof, they put themselves at risk of slipping and falling. Roof cleaning is serious business and it’s always best to rely on the professionals.
Can't I just use bleach on my shingles?
Be very, very careful here. Many homeowners and contractors alike have tried to use bleach or pool chlorine to remove the dark roof stains. The results can be disastrous. Bleach and pool chlorine are dangerous chemicals that can permanently damage plants, shrubs, trees, and grass. Bleach can also dry out your shingles and corrode roof fixtures such as flashing, underlayments, valleys, and boots. Plus, bleach emits lung damaging toxic fumes. Any results that the homeowner sees are often just temporary and the staining is back within a few short months.
What if I just leave the stains on the roof?
A roof with dark streaky stains absorbs heat and results in a superheated attic, raising your cooling costs and putting strain on your cooling system. In addition, a roof covered with dark streaking stains is no longer able to efficiently reflect sunlight which promotes moisture retention that can cause shingles to deteriorate. Why allow that to happened when you can have your roof professionally cleaned and restored to its natural color by a Roof Shampoo® contractor for a fraction of roof replacement costs?
Why should I choose a Roof Shampoo® contractor over another local contractor?
Authorized Roof Shampoo® contractors use high quality, eco-friendly non-bleach roof cleaning soaps and state-of-the-art low pressure roof washing equipment. Results are immediate and complete. Thousands of roofs have been safely cleaned from coast to coast with the Roof Shampoo® roof cleaning system. Do your homework before hiring anyone to do work around your home. When it comes to roof cleaning, it's wise to choose a company that is using a safe and effective roof cleaning method that has been performed on thousands of roofs on homes and commercial properties nationwide for more than decade - choose a Roof Shampoo® contractor.