Category Archives: Roof Cleaning

Cleaning A Roof Before Winter

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If you’re making a list to prep your home for winter you may want to add a roof cleaning to that list. If you have algae, lichen or moss on your roof, it can still grow in the cold winter months, even while you have snow on your roof! This is why it is so important to have your roof cleaned now, before the winter months. If you wait until spring you’ll find that the algae, lichen and moss have already spread aggressively across your roof.

One of the other reasons to have your roof cleaned is that our 100% biodegradable treatment is unaffected by the snow, rain or wind. If you’ve read some of our previous blogs then you know that rain and wind are often ways that algae, lichen and moss spread from roof to roof in a neighborhood. This is a possibility any time it is raining or windy. Since our treatment withstands inclement weather the fall is still a good time to have your roof cleaned.

A standard roof cleaning typically lasts for about two years. Here at Safe Roof Cleaning LLC we recognize that a roof cleaning is an investment in the value of your home which is why we offer a five year warranty on any job which includes our preventative treatment.

Why wait until Spring? Give us a call at 860-810-0019 to schedule your roof cleaning today and you’ll have one less thing to worry about when the snow flies this winter.

A Dirty Roof Can Cost You Your Homeowners Insurance

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Did you know that insurance companies have the power to cancel your homeowner’s insurance policy because of a dirty roof? It’s true.

According to this news report from KJRH, the local NBC affiliate in Tulsa, Oklahoma, some insurance companies have threatened to cancel homeowner’s policies unless the homeowner cleaned their roof. Why? The insurance companies don’t want to pay for a new roof when the alternative—a roof cleaning—is far less expensive.

If you read our Top 5 Most Common Question about Roof Cleaning post you know that cleaning a roof does more than simply improve your home’s aesthetic value. The fact that some insurance companies are threatening to cancel policies over dirty roofs is further evidence that a dirty roof is dangerous to your home’s value.

A clean roof is a preventative measure—it can improve your home’s value, condition and appearance. Why not give us a call? Our technicians are happy to meet you for a free consultation. You’ll be glad you did.

Allergies? It might be the algae on your roof!

This spring and summer has been an especially difficult allergy season throughout the Hartford area. But did you know that the algae on your untreated roof can affect your allergies and make them worse? It’s true: algae on your roof can drive your allergies wild. Today we’re going to look at algae on the roof, the problems it causes both for you and your roof, and the ways in which we can help.

When algae settles on a roof it doesn’t just spread out across the roof surface, it also digs down below the shingles itself. This causes significant damage to the roof itself. A roof cleaner will have to remove the algae on the surface and its roots below to properly clean a roof and prevent recontamination.

Algae on your roof can release spores into the air in and around your home, which can aggravate even the mildest of allergies. Wind and rain kick up even more spores, dust and other allergens, all of which can make you miserable.

When Safe Roof Cleaning cleans a roof we don’t just clean the algae off the surface of the roof—we also clean all the way down to the shingles to eradicate the roots and the cause of problem. It is imperative to understand that algae on a roof can harm more than just the aesthetic value of your home. This is why allergy sufferers should make it a point to have their roof cleaned as often as necessary.

Have more questions about the services we offer? Call or email us!

Why You Can’t Clean Your Roof Yourself

This is one of the most common questions we hear when prospective clients call our office. Roof cleaning is still a relatively new industry so many folks have questions about how we clean roofs, what’s involved in cleaning a roof and why they can’t just clean their own roofs.

1.       Can’t I just use a pressure washer to clean my roof?

Don’t ever use a pressure washer to clean your roof! A pressure washer does just that—it puts pressure on the shingles of your roof; pressure those shingles are not designed to absorb. Our technicians never use pressure washers when they clean your roof. Our rinsing pumps are specifically designed to rinse at a low pressure but higher volume to remove all dead moss and lichen. We let the water do the cleaning not the pressure.

2.       Don’t I just spray my whole roof?

Our technicians are trained to recognize algae, lichen, moss and other unwanted growth on your roof. When they clean your roof, they treat both the surface and the roots beneath. An untrained person may not recognize or treats the roots beneath, leaving an unfinished job.

3.       What sort of cleaning agent should I buy to clean my roof?

While it is true that several cleaning agents are available to consumers, very few offer the same killing power our own agent provides. Our 100% biodegradable cleaning agent is exclusive to roofing companies—it is not available to the consumer market.

4.       Do I need to worry about what the cleaning agent I buy will do to nearby trees and flowers?

Yes. Many chemical agents can damage trees, flowers and shrubbery near your roof. Our expert technicians take care to spray only at treatment sites and never near trees, flowers or shrubbery on your property.

Please consider calling us to schedule a free estimate and consultation with one of our roof cleaning experts. Roof cleaning can be a dangerous and difficult task—please, leave it to the experts.

How Cleaning Your Roof Can Save You Money

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A roof cleaning offers many different benefits to a home owner besides the immediate aesthetic improvement. Actually, we like our customers to understand that it’s not just cosmetic, REAL DAMAGE is occurring underneath those nasty stains. One of the biggest benefits is the potential energy savings a homeowner may enjoy following roof service. Let’s review how we clean roofs and how we pass energy savings on to you.

At Safe Roof, our expert technicians remove algae, lichen and moss during a roof cleaning. They use a special 100% biodegradable solution which removes the foreign substances without damaging the roof shingles underneath. Our technicians never use a pressure washer on your roof since doing so would irreparably damage the shingles on your roof.

Before your roof cleaning you’ll notice that the algae, lichen and moss appear as dark streaks across your roof. A home with a darker roof retains more heat which in turn means your air conditioning works harder to cool your home than it would with a clean roof. A clean roof is lighter and “more breathable,” which means that more heat escapes through your roof and cools your home naturally. A cooler home means that you use less air conditioning in the spring and summertime which leads to a lower monthly energy bill and energy savings during the summer months.

To learn more about the energy savings associated with a Safe Roof cleaning, please call our Glastonbury office at 860-810-0019. We look forward to serving you.