Roof cleaning is just one of the many ways that you can improve the overall look of the exterior of your home and business. Having a clean roof can be beneficial when it comes to selling your home. If you own a business, having a clean roof will bring more customers or clients in.
One common problem with roofs is that they can become stained. In most cases, stains are caused by a type of algae called Gloeocapsa Magma. Because shingles have limestone in their filler, the algae can grow. If the algae continue to grow on your roof, your roof will need to be replaced sooner.
By getting your roof washed, the algae will be removed and your roof can look as good as new! If you don’t clean your roof regularly, you will likely need to have your roof repaired or replaced sooner than expected. Roofs also have scum, mold, mildew, grime, and stains on the surface.
Soft washing techniques work to remove algae and any other dirt. This is a gentle alternative to pressure washing, but it still gets the job done just as well. The water pressure in soft washing is less powerful, which prevents damage to your home or business.
The soaps and cleaners used in soft washing are responsible for many of the changes that you will notice. This is because they are designed to remove algae and other dirt that could be present. When the cleaners are powerful enough, there’s no need for high-pressure water.
Roof cleaning is an easy way to make your home or business look more appealing. Additionally, you won’t have to replace your roof as soon as you would without these soft washing methods. Soft washing is a way to prevent damage to your roof, which is another way to extend its life expectancy.
Cleaning is done to remove the debris, moss and fungus form the roof, Debris directly affects the longevity of your roof. Debris such as leaves and needles retain water which promotes the deterioration of the shakes. Does your roof have fungus? Fungus gives your roof a slight green coloration. During the summer your roof will look black. Fungus eats away at the shakes and eventually exposes the underling black felt paper.
A moss-covered roof, left untreated, is unsightly. What’s more, it compromises the roof’s integrity, degrading shingles, and shortens the roof lifespan overall by holding in moisture and causing leaks and molds. You and your roof deserve better.
There are several different ways to clean roofs. We use soft-wash methods for asphalt shingle roofs, depending on the age of the roof, type of moss, as well as the desired results. On presidential, architectural, and three tab asphalt shingles, we use soft-wash methods. We soft wash the larger clumps of moss off the roof, then apply a roof detergent to kill the remaining stubborn moss, algae, and lichen, and wash it completely off. A thorough cleanup follows – all done on the same day.
A soft wash only service is also an option if you are trying to preserve the integrity of the roof or save money. The results with this method are impressive since the roof-staining-algae, or stubborn sprigs of moss are killed off at their root cause.
Pressure washing composition roofs can wash off granules, cause leaks and remove years off the life of your roof. The pressure to water volume ratio of standard pressure washing cleans with a low water volume, but with a very high pressure; it’s chiseling off the grime (and granules) as you clean, which works well for concrete surfaces, but not for asphalt or composition roofs.
ZAP Cleaning uses the soft-wash method. The roof moss is first killed and loosened with a detergent, then washed off with large amounts of water volume, but at a lower pressure.
Why Use ZAP Cleaning?
Our reviews and before-and-after photos speak for themselves. When comparing quotes, be sure to compare apples to apples. Ask about the methods used and their guarantee – different companies will use different techniques with different results. Read reviews on third-party websites to research our company’s reputation.
As always, safety is the top priority, and we take it very seriously. Our robust OSHA approved system allows uncompromised safety and at the same time our harnesses and rope set ups are flexible for any roof pitch. Most of the equipment we use is derived from the mountain climbing industry. The boots we wear are specifically designed for roofers, with soft replaceable rubberized foam soles, to maximize traction and safety, and eliminate shingle abrasion.
Excellent work, we bought this house in November and it appeared to have never cleaned since being built in 2007, ZAP cleaned entire outside and whiten the gutters. He also cleaned each gutter clear of all debris. Will send neighbors to ZAP cleaning
Prompt. Reasonable cost. Great follow up. So impressed with this company as I had never had a house power washed before. Fantastic results and will definitely recommend to friends.
Just a short note to say I was impressed with ZAP. The first thing of importance to me is that Zach showed up “On Time” and ready to go to work. He discussed what would be done, insured I understood, and did it. He did an excellent job trimming trees in front yard, power washing house and cleaning gutters. Despite working alone he was quite efficient. His reliability and quality of work was much appreciated. I will use ZAP again and highly recommend him to others.
Showed up at the scheduled time… which is more than many. Quick quote and he was off. Tipped me off on a missing shingle and got the job done quickly. Will use for cleaning needs in the future.
Quick to respond, he showed up on time and did a great job washing our house siding and driveway. Pricing is reasonable. Very professional!
It’s so hard to find contractors these days who are responsive and show up when they say they will. We really appreciate the fact that he honored his commitments.
I am a repeat customer (3rd time). I most recently had my deck power washed for the first time in over 10 years. I didn’t have high expectations since I let it get so bad, but it looks like it did the day we bought the house. ZAP, far exceeded my expectations. He also washed my patio furniture as well. Good as new! On top of that, he was on time, professional, and took the time to educate me as to how my deck got so bad. I highly recommend a standing 6-8 month booking for windows and power washing. WELL WORTH IT!