Roof Cleaning Process
Pulse Roofing and Renovation uses a soft-wash roof washing process that extends shingle life and completely eliminates unsightly mold, mildew, and fungus. We offer roof washing for all asphalt shingle, metal, and various tile roofs.
Importance of keeping a clean roof?
Those dark stains that reside on your roof are caused by a algae. This algae damages your asphalt shingled roof. While it thrives and grows on most types of roofs in much of the United States, it is particularly damaging to traditional asphalt shingles. A growth of this algae commonly starts on shaded areas of the roof, where the harsh Texas sun is not able to keep the roof dry. As the algae grow, it holds its own moisture which can accelerate the growth process.
The Dangers of a Stained Roof
Roof stains can damage your roof. Algae, mold, and mildew actually grow on the tar paper underneath the asphalt separating the two layers causing the granules to shed. It also retains moisture on the surface of the roof which can cause rot, decay, and worsen leaks.
When should you have your roof cleaned?
You should clean your roof at the first sign of this algae. The process is not complicated. It is essential that an asphalt shingle roof never be pressure washed - this could cause more harm than just leaving the algae. A soft-wash roof washing method that uses environmentally safe chemicals at an extremely low pressure is the only way to safely kill the spores while leaving your roof looking new.
These stains have caused many homeowners across the country to spend thousands of dollars having their roof replaced when they could have restored it to a like new finish at a much lower cost.