Roof Cleaning

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Your North New Jersey home is one of the most important investments you have, and maintaining it is an important part of ownership and preserving its value. North New Jersey Roof Cleaning is not just about cosmetic appearance. There is real danger to your roofing system if Gloeocapsa Magma is present. Gloeocapsa Magma is a type of algae, when growing on your roof, gives your roof dark brown or black streaks.

Most roofing products today are designed to last in excess of 30 years when properly maintained. If the roof is not properly maintained, the black streaks will spread as your roof is quietly being attacked. This algae is eating the limestone-based filler that is a part of your roofing shingles. This can cause anything from roof leaks to shingle damage, leading to the premature replacement of your roof.

How To Remove Black Streaks From Your Roof

Pressure Washing will only spead the algae around and also wash away the protective granules that make up the top layer of your shingles. The simplest way to remove the black streaks from a roof is to call a 5-Star Professional Roof Cleaning Contractor like Softwash Ranger. We use a softwash system to fully kill and remove all the algae, mold, mildew and bacteria that are discoloring and decomposing your roof. Our state of the art technology destroys all of the undesirable organisms infesting your roof. We do not utilize damaging pressure washing to clean your shingles. Our biodegradable non-hazardous chemicals treat the organisms on your roof like a pest, not a stain, achieving long-lasting results without damaging your property's roof.

Why Roof Cleaning is Important

Aside from getting rid of those awful black streaks, proper maintenance of your roof will increase its longevity. Roof Replacement is extremely expensive compared to the cost of roof cleaning. Algae and mold can cause allergic reactions and other health issues. Removing them from any part of your home is always a good idea. At Softwash Ranger, our roof cleaning experts will remove all the debris and stains, along with dirt and biological growth which has accumulated on your roof, restoring its original condition. Improve your curb appeal and protect your home with the roof cleaning services from you trusted North New Jersey Softwashing and Power Washing Contractor.

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Stages of Roof Product infestation VS. Damage To System

Stage one is easy to see on the north and west sides of your roof. There, because the direction of the rising and setting sun, the roof gets less direct sunlight and therefore stays moist longer from the morning dew-points and humidity.  On these sides of the roof spores from a decomposing bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma will land and take root. These spores which need little nutrients to grow will flourish feeding only on dust settling on the roof as well as the limestone filler found in the shingles. They will grow and create silver dollar size colonies that will show as black spots on the roof. Eventually because the roof is pitched these round colonies will begin to elongate and appear as streaks.

Though Gloeocapsa Magma is not highly destructive at this point they are increasing under roof temperatures as they darken the roof. Also as they eat they give off waste which is acidic as well as creates a nutrient base for later destructive fungal arrivals.

Stage one roofs have little irreversible damage and can easily be treated. Also catching your roof at this stage can save you significantly on treatment costs.

Our North New Jersey Roof Cleaning Services Include

  • Roof algae removal
  • Cedar roof cleaning
  • Pressure-free roof cleaning
  • Mold and mildew removal
  • Commercial roof cleaning
  • Shingle cleaning

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Softwash Ranger is New Jersey’s 5-Star Exterior Cleaning Professional with over a half decade of experience in soft washing, power washing, gutter cleaning, roof stain removal and so much more. With our New Jersey Soft Wash services, we keep your property clean and shining like new. We know that we are only as good as our last pressure washing or soft washing job, so every soft wash project, no matter the size, is treated with our top-level care. Our experienced employees will always advise you on what cleaning options best fit your needs.