The Wynantskill,NY Area’s First Soft Roof Washing Company!
Q; Why Have Your Roof Professionally Cleaned?
- Shingle Longevity
- Energy Costs
- Curb Appeal
- Property Value
Q; What Is That Black Stuff Growing On Your Roof?
The unsightly black stains on your roof that are getting larger with time are the result of photoautotrophic cyanobacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma. Since it is a blue-green algae, most folks refer to it simply as algae. If left untreated, it will eventually take over your roof. As it spreads, it consumes the limestone filler which is put in your shingles during the manufacturing process. It is also self-perpetuating, so if you choose to do nothing about it, it will destroy your shingles prematurely.
We have cleaned over 800 roofs in the Capital Region!
Q; Is Algae Harmful to Your Family or Your Home?
Unfortunately algae can be harmful to your family and your home. As we touched on above, algae will cause physical damage to your shingles and it can be harmful to your health as well.
Q; Will A Professional Roof Cleaning Harm Your home or surrounding areas?
Absolutely not! The fact that chemicals are used is a bit scary for some folks, but chemicals are all around us. Additionally, chemicals pose no threat when used in a responsible and professional manner. There are chemicals in everyday items such as lipstick and swimming pool water. The chemical that Total Sevicve Pro uses in the largest quantity is actually one of the chemicals used to treat municipal water supplies. It has come to our attention that some misinformation is being circulated that roof cleaning chemicals are actually bad for your shingles when, in fact, the chemicals that Roof Stain Removers use to clean your roof are recommended by GAF (America’s largest asphalt shingle manufacturer), the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, and the Roof Cleaning Institute of America.
How Much Does A Professional Roof Cleaning Cost?
A professional roof cleaning costs a fraction of the cost of replacing your shingles. Eliminating the algae infestation on your roof could be as little as $450. When you call Total Service Pro for a free consultation, we will give you a free no obligation quote, not just an estimate. Having a new roof installed will cost $10,000 and up and will also have an effect on the local landfill as well. As you can see, a professional roof cleaning can easily save $9,600 or more, depending upon the size of your house. Also, it has been estimated that as many as 50% of replacement roofs are installed simply due to appearance. Don’t make the costly mistake of replacing your roof when all it needs is a professional roof cleaning. If your roof is less than 25 years old, it probably just needs a professional roof cleaner, not a roofer.
Feel free to call us at 518-877-WASH (9274) for a free quote and we will gladly send out one of our specialists to your Wynantskill, NY home.