Many people do not even realize you can clean a roof. Most people
have the thought that a roof has to be replaced once it becomes covered in algae, mold, and moss. After many years of the non-professionals cleaning roofs the improper ways that only damage the
roofs we have mastered the proper techniques to get it clean, keep it clean, and expand the life of your roof.
Why you should clean your roof and why they get
The why part of the above question is pretty simple. Most people want
their property’s roof cleaned for one simple reason. Beauty. Everyone wants a beautiful property. A property that will impress your family and friends when they arrive at your hard
earned dwelling. But there are more reasons than just to beautify your property to have your roof cleaned. Having a clean roof also increases the efficiency of your property.
Lowering your air conditioning bill is always a high priority in the San francisco / Bay Area. Having your roof shingles full of mold, mildew, and algae will absorb heat during the sunny
days. Shingles are designed to reflect heat from the sun, not absorb it.
Why do roofs get so dirty? The southern states are a hot
cesspool of fungus growing cities. The heat, humidity, and wet condition of San francisco and surrounding cities such the North Bay; San Rafael, Ross , Mill Valley Kentfield to the East
Bay; Okaland, Berkeley and all the way down to the south bay; San Jose, Sunnyvale Area allow for the perfect conditions for mold, mildew, lichen, algae, and other fungi to grow on roofs, concrete,
and just about everything outdoors if not protected and treated. Most residential roofs are shingle roofs. Shingles these days contain limestone fillers to help add weight. These limestone
fillers are food for algae, mold, and moss. When the algae, mold, and moss feed on these limestone fillers, it decreases the lifespan of your shingles.
Up & Above Roofing cleaning takes pride in that our methods and
operations of cleaning roofs are supported by and shingle manufactures like Owens Corning, GAF, and many others. The “Green” chemicals we use are plant and pet friendly and remove the growing fungus from the
roots to insure that future fungus growth does not occur for years to come.
After your roof has been cleaned, there are tips and tricks to keep it this
way for years to come. Most roofs will need another cleaning to stay on top of the fungus growth in about 4 to 5 years after the initial cleaning. During this 4 to 5 year period, it is
recommended to have us come out and spray your roof with a protective coating each year. The protective coating we apply will help kill off any existing fungus growth, and in many cases will
extend or even cancel out the need of another cleaning if kept up on an annual basis.