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PostSubject: Free Material For Roof Cleaning Websites !   Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:44 pm

Our friend Shane Hester from Web First Creations has made this material availiable to reprint on your website!
Shane makes very nice web sites, that place well.

Here is the article.

<h1>The Truth About Roof Cleaning</h1><br />by webfirstpro<br />There is certainly a lot of misconception involved with the topic of roof cleaning. Can you clean an asphalt shingle roof? Can you clean a roof without harming the shingles? What are the black streaks on my roof? What will happen if I don't get the roof cleaned? These are just a few of the questions this article will answer. Knowing this information can save you costly future roof replacements and added heating and cooling costs.<br /><br />In many regions across the country roof algaee (Gloeocapsa Magma) is a growing problem. The algae thrives in warm humid climates, usually first appearing on the north facing slopes of your roof where the right amount of shade and moisture are common. With the proper atmosphere the algae only needs one more element to survive and that 's food. <br /><br />Roof algaee feeds on the crushed limestone that is used in the manufacturing of asphalt shingles. When shingles were first produced manufacturers quickly realized they were to light and would not provide adequate protection, so they added crushed limestone to the asphalt to add weight and durability to the shingles.<br /> <br />Gloeocapsa Magma is an airborne algae so it can land on any roof with no rhyme or reason, though it does seem to be more prominent in areas holding a lot of trees. Once the roof algaee lands on the roof it will have to be killed and removed properly or it will continue to spread, it will never get better or just go away on its own. The algaee begins feeding on the nutrients in the shingles, as it rains it is spread down the roof causing black streaks. If not taken care of it will take over the entire roof in a few short years turning the whole roof black. <br /><br />Besides looking very unsightly and diminishing any home 's curb appeal and value, what other damage can roof algaee do? When roof algaee are not taken care of they stop the shingles from reflecting heat from the sun 's UV rays. When this happens it can affect your home 's heating and cooling costs without you even realizing it. Also because the shingles cannot reflect heat they start to diminish prematurely. Signs of wear are curled corners, wavy or humped shingles, broke or loose shingles, and an excess of shingle granules appearing in your gutters just to name a few. <br /><br />Most home owners become concerned when the first unsightly black streaks begin to appear long before permanent damage is done. It 's at this point that most home owners will call a roofing contractor and in my opinion it 's the point where home owners are steered in the wrong direction. <br /><br />It has been my experience from talking with many troubled home owners that most and I express the word "most" roofing contractors are not going to tell the home owner that their roof only needs to be cleaned. Think about that for a moment, why would they? I have had many customers tell me that a roofing contractor told them that the black streaks were water marks or a sign of wear in either case a roof replacement was recommended. <br /><br />Another scenario is that some roofing contractors have no idea themselves what roof algae is and that it can be cleaned. Some will also combat losing a potential roof replacement job by telling the home owner that you can't clean shingles without damaging them, which is completely untrue. None the less many home owners are suckered into a costly, premature roof replacement of a roof that only needed cleaned. If you think about it, it is no different than replacing your vinyl siding because it has mold or mildew on it, no one would think of doing that.<br /><br />The good news is that shingles can be cleaned properly without harming the shingles, and the major shingle manufacturers say so themselves. They even have suggestions and guidelines for cleaning roof algaee off of asphalt shingles without harming them. The proper methods include a low pressure chemical application followed by a light rinsing. NOTE: never use or allow a pressure washer to be used on your roof. <br /><br />Inexperienced home owners and unethical contractors have damaged shingles by attempting to blast the algaee off the shingles using high water pressure. Doing this blows the shingle granules off which are there to protect the shingles, thus lessening the longevity of the roof. <br /><br />In the past some have tried zinc strips on the peak of the roof which are suppose to release chemicals down the roof when it rains to help combat roof algaee. Most have reported poor results with the strips. Recently shingle manufacturers have produced algaee resistant shingles but there have been plenty of cases of roof algaee still invading such shingles. This is why they can only call them "algaee resistant" and not algaee proof. <br /><br />If you are battling with roof algaee or know of someone else whom is don't lose hope and don't replace that roof prematurely. First call a professional roof cleaning company in your area so they can access the situation for you. Be sure that they use the chemicals and the low pressure methods that are recommended by the major shingle manufacturers. A proper roof cleaning can definitely save you money.<br /><h2>About the Author</h2><p>Learn more about <a href="http://www.midwestprowash.com">roof cleaning</a> and proper <a href="http://www.midwestprowash.com">roof maintenance</a> at Midwest Pro Wash or contact Shane Hester at WebFirstCreations to get your own <a href="http://www.webfirstcreations.com">construction website</a> .</p>
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PostSubject: Re: Free Material For Roof Cleaning Websites !   Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:32 am

I like it. Is there anyone I need OK it with or do I just put it on the website?
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PostSubject: Re: Free Material For Roof Cleaning Websites !   Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:07 am

mmcgue wrote:
I like it. Is there anyone I need OK it with or do I just put it on the website?

Here's mine, you can use this also if you want.

What you should know about cleaning your roof...

Your house is most likely your biggest investment and your roof is one
of the most expensive parts of your house. It is extremely important to
have the utmost in confidence in your decision before hiring a
qualified roof cleaning contractor.

PRESSURE WASHING PRO only use chemicals approved by the
ARMA* Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association
and does not use pressure on your shingles. We also provide our
customers with a technical bulletin directly from Asphaltroofing.org to
prove that our procedures and chemicals are properly formulated for
roof cleaning. Our chemicals provide enough cleaning power to remove
all mold, mildew, and streaks...without pressure washing or heavy
rinsing. We guarantee your roof will look brand new.

Pressure washing is never recommended because it will remove a large
amount of the ceramic coated granules from your shingles, which will
void the warranty. Even low pressure will cause granule loss and
shorten the life of your shingles. If you have ever cleaned out the
inside of your gutters you will notice granules in them just from the
rain taking them off. Think what any additional pressure would do to
your roof. For instance, you see someone cleaning a roof with pressure
and it appears as if they have done a good job just because the streaks and
discoloration are gone, but guess what? So is a large amount of the
protective ceramic coated granules which insure your shingle's
warranty. Nobody wants to replace a prematurely failed roof due to an
incompetent roof cleaning contractor, and you shouldn't have to.

We offer a 3 year warranty against any streaks reappearing on your shingles.

Always use a 'chemical only' cleaning process for your roof. Roof
cleaning is a completely different trade from pressure washing
requiring different pumps, plumbing, hoses, nozzles, valves, chemicals,
caution, knowledge, experience, skill, and insurance. PWPRO has all of
the necessary tools, and have learned from the best.

Make sure you know what kind of chemicals are being applied on your
property. Do not accept "it's biodegradable" for an answer. Even
uranium is biodegradable over 50,000 years or so. Our chemicals do all
of the work to remove streaks and discoloration from your roof and
require no pressure or heavy rinsing. Because we do not have to rinse,
your roof will stay cleaner longer than our competitors. Leaving the
chemicals on the roof creates a roof treatment or a hostile environment
for future algae growth. Each time it rains, a small amount of chemical
is washed off to help re-clean your roof over and over again.

Concerned about your plants, pets, and landscaping?

We only spray the roof, not your plants. We always bag the ends of your
downspouts and collect all the chemical run-off from the roof and
dispose of them away from your landscaping. After the chemical
biodegrades and evaporates from the roof, the dried crystals and
surfactant act as a roof treatment and keep the roof cleaner longer as
it rains.

Call us today for a free estimate. (336) 362-7659 - http://www.pressurewashingpro.com. We serve residential and commercial clients in Greensboro, High Point and surrounding areas of Guilford County.
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