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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


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.