Humble Texas Roof Cleaning
Posted On: June 4, 2011 Categorized In: Blog, Uncategorized
Clean and Green Solutions recently completed the roof cleaning of this home, located in Walden, a community located in Humble off Lake Houston.
WHAT ARE THOSE BLACK STREAKS ON MY ROOF?
The black streaks that you see on this roof are caused by Gloeocapsa Magma. Gloecapsa Magma is a bacteria that can be spread by wind and animals. The Black Streaks that you see on your roof are caused by this bacteria. This is often referred to as Black Mold. What starts as a tiny little dot will quickly grow to an ugly black streak and will eventually take over your roof. This is especially true on the North sides of homes and in shady areas that can be damp for longer periods of times.
CAN THESE BLACK STREAKS DAMAGE MY ROOF?
Yes they can and they are. In a nutshell the black streaks on your roof are eating away at the filler that is used to help?reduce granular loss during rain and hail storms. This filler is also used to reflect the heat, keeping your attic cooler and reducing your Cooling Systems energy costs. Those ugly black streaks on your roof will cause this filler to fail quickly, creating granular loss and causing your shingles to fail, sometimes up to 75% faster than they should. Houston Texas area roof s are being replaced a rate of every 8-12 years when they should be lasting 15-25 years. A properly maintained roof can save you thousands of dollars over the lifespan of your home.? Your home is usually your biggest investment and replacing a roof is most often the most expensive item to replace, costing anywhere from $7000.00-25,000.00 and on up.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY ROOF?
You call Clean and Green Solutions at 281.883.8470 and ask us to come out and provide you a FREE written estimate. Cleaning your roof is not a DYI project, unless you have years of experience.? The use of high pressure equipment should never be used and in fact can void your warranty. At Clean and Green Solutions our roof cleaning process is the recommended process by the Asphalt Shingles Manufactuer Association. We use a mild detergent along with a very basic household cleaner. We then gently spray the roof, killing all the algae and mold. The ugly black streaks on your roof will literally disappear right before your eyes.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CLEAN MY ROOF?
Our prices start at just $400.00 for an entire roof cleaning. This priced is based on an average 1500-2500 square foot home, depends on how dirty it is, accessibility to the roof, and just a few other factors. Our roof cleaning service takes just a few hours and we back it with a 5 year warranty against the black streaks returning. As with any warranty a few restrictions do apply but that will all be explained before our service begins.
Call Clean and Green Solutions today at 281.883.8470?and ask about our Soft Wash Roof Cleaning specials.