As Long Islands premiere multi service cleaning company our roof cleaning services are second to none! Our roof washing service employs a safe noninvasive technique to clean your roof. Soft washing was developed as a safe alternative to remove moss, mildew, molds, fungus and lichen from roofs without compromising the roofs integrity.
The procedure consists of applying a detergent mixture with sodium hypochlorite components with a delivery system that has the pressure of a common garden hose. This ensures absolutely no shingle damage. These detergents immediately start reversing the affects of the bacteria growth and start killing off the root system. 90% of the service is performed from the ground level and on some homes it is not necessary for our technicians to walk on your roof. Call us today for your free no hassle, no obligation roof evaluation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is that Black Staining on my Roof?
That black unsightly staining is actually a living organism called gloeocapsa magma, which is a type of algae. This is commonly referred to as fungus or mildew growth. Usually this staining is mistaken for dirt or soot due to its dark appearance. This algae has a unique root system that wraps around the granules of your roof shingles which in turn weakens the fibers and wears off the granules. This algae also feeds on the organic matter found in your shingles. The longer these microbial growths remain on your roof the greater the damage they will do. This cycle eventually leads to premature roof replacement.
How did this Algae get on my Roof in the First Place?
This bacteria begins its life cycle as airborne spores which land on roofs and begins to grow. The bacteria is not partial to roofs but this is where it causes the most damage.
Why should I clean my Roof?
Cleaning your roof extends the lifespan of one of the most costly components of your home to replace. It also reduces energy costs, adds great curb appeal and promotes an overall healthier environment for you and your family.
Should I just have my Roof Pressure Washed?
Never, never, never have your roof pressure washed! Pressure washing your roof will not only reduce its integrity because not only will the granules will be blasted off, it will also void the manufacture’s warranty which is typically 20-30 years. Pressure washing a roof is invasive for the shingles and does not kill the root system of the algae which will lead to re-growth in 12-24 months.
Does Preferred Choice Cleaning Practice Safe Cleaning Techniques?
We certainly do! Our crews are fully trained and certified for roof cleaning by JRC Softwash 101. Our crew is also certified by OSHA for residential walking-working surfaces 1910. Our certified 2 man crews arrive at your home with the right equipment, safety gear and knowledge.
Do I get a Warranty?
Yes! Preferred Choice Cleaning is one of the only local companies who offers a 1-year warranty. If within one year of the original service date there is algae re-growth on the areas originally treated we will come back and re-treat the affected areas at no charge to the homeowner.
Is Preferred Choice Cleaning Insured?
Yes we are! Preferred Choice Cleaning is fully insured. Certificates will be furnished upon request.