Roof Cleaning Services in Birmingham, AL
Soft wash roof cleaning of Birmingham
U.S. Shingle’s roof cleaning services in Birmingham, AL are both safe and effective. We only use low pressure when cleaning your roof. High pressure will destroy your shingles. Please don’t have someone pressure wash your roof without proper training and expertise.
You can restore and extend the life of your shingles by calling U.S. Shingle and schedule your roof cleaning today.
Benefits of Roof Cleaning
Black stains and streaks on your roof are very common on roofs in the south. You are not alone. Most roofs over 7 years old have significant algae growth on the north slopes. Our humid climate makes it very easy for a bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma to thrive. It feeds on the limestone in shingles, so those black stains are really visual proof that your roof is being eaten away before your eyes.
Professional care is important if you want to protect your shingles and enhance the appearance of your property. U.S. Shingle roof cleaning has an answer. To prevent shingle deterioration due to bacteria and mold you should consider having your roof cleaned. You can expect to lengthen the life of your roof and to create beautiful curb appeal and brighten your home’s exterior. If you want to bring your roof back to life, consider getting your roof cleaned by U.S. Shingle.
How we clean your roof
U.S. Shingles technicians always use a cleaning method called Soft Washing to clean your roof. This method uses very effective and safe detergents to completely remove all black staining and streaking on your shingles. We never use high pressure. Our method of cleaning is the only one approved by the “Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association”. This isn’t just the safest way to clean your roof. Simply put, it’s the best!
- Use the best cleaners and soft washing equipment in the industry
- Remove stains and discoloration
- Totally eliminate mildew, fungus, and bacteria
- Bring back your shingle’s original look and color
When you hire U.S. Shingle of Birmingham, you aren’t just getting a clean roof., you are also extending the life of your roof and save you thousands of dollars. That’s money in the bank — and peace of mind over your head.
Don't Replace your roof, Clean it
Those aren’t just stains!
The Algae is literally eating the limestone in your Shingles, which is destroying your roof.
Black algae (also called gloeocapsa magma, GM) on your roof covers the roof granules and prevents them from doing their job, which is reflecting the sun. So your roof instead absorbs more heat, increasing your utility bills in the Summer.
The more shaded areas of your roof are more likely to grow this type of algae, which harbors different types of molds. You may have noticed roofs that look different on each side, this may be the cause. According to a report by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing Association, this algae can be transported by wind and animals. They quickly spread from rooftop to rooftop in neighborhoods.
Other concerns include lichens. Lichens are the combination of algae and fungus. They are known to grow symbiotically with algae. They are considered to appear as root like tentacles that can penetrate deep into your shingles. Lichens are very difficult to remove, and are known to reappear from humidity and rain.
Can stains damage a roof?
The discoloration or staining that you see on a roof can be caused by algae, fungus, and moss. All of these factors have the possibility of causing deterioration and wood rot. Each of these scenarios can cause expensive repairs and lessen the overall life of your roof. Having your roof cleaned can help minimize and improve any existing damage, or even better avoid it in the first place.
Once you have removed the stains you can potentially prevent regrowth. Some recommendations according to ARMA include:
- Trimming nearby tree branches
- Clear existing debree
- Ensure proper airflow to avoid debris accumulating under shingle edges
- Clean your gutters regularly
- You may not know that you have a leak until it is too late, this will help diagnose a leak
- Wood rot shortens the life of your roof, avoid it all costs
- Rotted wood can allow small critters access into your home
- A clean roof can brighten up your curb appeal
Find out what a roof cleaning cost will look like with our free, no obligation quote here.