Roofs are only manufactured to withstand the pressure of heavy rainfall. Cedar and Asphalt roofs should never be cleaned with high pressure, this will almost certainly result in damage to the roofing materials and will leave lines on your roof. We use a low-pressure chemical process for roof cleaning.
With our system delivering less than 60 psi, the pressure is no stronger than a garden hose. We will scrub any thick growth off the roof then we apply a detergent to kill the organic material. This is the industry-leading standard for cleaning roofs and what insurance companies expect if they require you to get your roof cleaned.
When to clean your roof
You may notice things like black streaks, moss, and lichen growing on your roof. Although the black streaks are more of an aesthetic issue, over time that mildew will turn into moss and lichen which can cause damage and even premature roof failure. Although mildew is more of an aesthetic issue, catching the growth early is a much more cost-effective way to keep up with the maintenance of your roof. We also have a variety of products to remove unsightly stains such as creosote, calcium leaching, and rust.
The Time it Takes to Clean Your Roof Will Vary
While most roof applications take a couple of hours, the time it takes for your roof to be clean varies. If mildew is present on your roof, this will almost always be removed immediately. Heavier organics such as moss and lichen will need recurring rainstorms to be removed. This process may take a few weeks to several months. When we leave your property, all organic material will be treated and killed, ensuring no further growth.
Roof Cleaning Cost
There are many different variables when it comes to how much it will cost to get your roof cleaned. The materials, the size of the roof, and how much organic material is growing are all factors. Roof cleaning does require special equipment and training. Contact us for a free no obligation quote today!
What to expect when scheduling your roof clean
We understand everyone has busy lives. If you are not able to be home during the cleaning process, that is not a problem. We will just need all the doors and windows closed and access to an outside spigot. We will thoroughly rinse the grass and gardens to protect any areas where the detergent may drip. We then apply a proprietary blend of products to cover the roof evenly. This will stay on your roof until the next rainstorm washes it away.
Leaving the detergent on the roof will not cause any damage or discoloration to the shingles but will allow the product more time to kill the organic growth. The rain will dilute the detergent, making sure no plant life is burned in the process. This process can take a few weeks to a few months to fully clean the roof, if it’s been a few months and you still notice organic material, we will come back and see if the roof needs a reapplication at no cost.
We are Fully Insured
JET Cleaning Services is fully licensed and insured. We like to give our clients peace of mind, so you don’t have to worry about us on your property. We are happy to send you proof of insurance before doing any work on your property.
Get a Free Estimate!
Give us a call or send us an email. We will be happy to give you a free estimate. When it comes to roof cleaning, things like soiling, roof pitch, and the size of the area that needs cleaning will determine the cost. We usually need to see the roof in person to give you an estimate because of these factors. If no one is available to be home, we can stop by and give you a call to let you know the price.
What to Expect When Scheduling Your Roof Clean
When we arrive to clean your roof, we will start by thoroughly rinsing the grass and gardens where chemicals may drip. We will scrub any large organic growth off by hand and leaf blow any loose growth off. We then apply a proprietary blend of products to cover the roof evenly.
This will stay on your roof until the next rainstorm washes the chemical away. Leaving the chemical on will not cause any damage or discoloration to the shingles but will allow the chemical more time to kill organic growth. The rain will dilute the chemical, ensuring no plant life is burned in the process.
We understand people are busy these days. If you’re not able to be at home during the cleaning process, that is not a problem. We ask that all doors and windows are tightly shut and we have access to an outside spigot.
We offer a two-year warranty on roof cleaning. If you notice any organic growth starting on the roof again, we will come back to re-apply the chemical.