Up And Above Roofing Contractor (510) 269-2574
Up And Above Roofing Contractor (510) 269-2574
UP & ABOVE ROOFING CONTRACTOR (510) 269-2574 License # 995258
UP & ABOVE ROOFING CONTRACTOR (510) 269-2574 License # 995258

Roof Cleaning

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 dirty!

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.


Roof Repair

We know that the national average for an asphalt roof repair is $575. Our Bay Area California roof repair data shows that you probably won't need to pay this much, as long as you catch the problem early. We had one homeowner who had to pay $1,100, and he told us in retrospect that he should have it done sooner. Once water begins to seep through the roof, it can create all kinds of damage before you notice wet spots on the ceiling. This means you'll have to not only patch the roof but possibly replace some of your sub-roofing, as well.

Our Roof repair is often completed faster than you might imagine. We may need one day to assess the damage and one or two to make the repair, but it's not uncommon for Us to complete everything in a single day.

Our team of roofing professionals is highly trained in dealing with insurance claims caused by storms such as hail damage and wind damage. Our staff’s knowledge and understanding for the insurance process will help speed up your claim and greatly reduce your out of pocket expense.

Allow us to be your representative and we will meet your adjuster on site to make sure they pay you for all damages to your property and not just your roof. On almost every situation our insurance specialist will find additional damage your adjuster would normally miss.

Call today 510-269-2574 and allow us to meet your adjuster on site to protect your biggest investment… your home.



Roof Installation

Roofing Risks

If your roof is more than 15 years old, or if it shows any of these warning signs, you may already have a problem.


Ceiling Spots

  • Caused by leaks in roof

  • Check attic or crawlspace for leaks in deck

  • Check chimney and vents for cracks in flashing

  • Check rafters for leaks that travel away from original source

  • Check roof for damaged shingles

Damage Flashing

  • Caused by improper installation

  • Caused by drying and cracking

  • Can usually be repaired without replacing roof

Missing Shingles

  • Caused by improper fastening

  • Caused by exposure to high winds

  • Can usually be replaced individually

Buckling & Curling Spots

  • Caused by improperly applied felt (buckling)

  • Caused by movement in deck (buckling)

  • Caused by undersaturation of felt in organic-based shingles (curling)


  • Caused by moisture in shingles

  • Caused by excessive use of asphalt plastic cement

Algae Growth

  • Caused by growth of airborne algae deposited on roof

  • Unsightly appearance does not affect the service life of the material

  • Common problem in warm, humid climates

  • Algae resistant shingles available regionally

Missing Granules

  • On newly applied shingles, a certain number of loose granules is normal

  • On aging shingles, missing granules indicate need for replacement


  • Caused by absorption of moisture by mat at the core of the shingle

  • Common problem with organic-based shingles.

If You Have an Issue Such As a Roof Leak in El cerrito area/ east bay , What’s Next?

The next step is for a Up & Above roofing expert to come out for a Free Roof Analysis. From that roof inspection, we can suggest the smartest options for you, as well as give you costs for each of those options.

Welcome to Up And Above Roofing Contractor.

Traditional skills combined with superior technique and expertise - that's what separates us from the rest. We are proud to say most of our jobs are referral business from satisfied customers. Whether it's a customized job or for our standard services, you can rely on us!

At Up And Above Roofing Contractor, we offer a full range of services to meet your needs. Find out how we can help you today! With significant experience in the industry, our highly-skilled, knowledgeable employees will go above and beyond to complete your job.

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