Low Pressure Roof Cleaning – It’s That Time of Year!

Before Roof Cleaning

Cooler nights and earlier sunsets are a sure sign that the summer months are coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.  This is the ideal time of year to consider our low pressure Roof Cleaning services.

Do you have black stains on your roof?

Many homes in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan area with asphalt shingles have these unsightly black stains on their roofs.  Sometimes people believe these come from the trees above but those stains are actually a bacteria which feed off the organic material within your shingles.  Once established they can spread rapidly, causing irreparable damage while shortening the lifespan of your shingles.

‘Low Pressure’ Roof Cleaning Service

After Roof Cleaning

Armor Kote has developed a system and solution to clean these black streaks off of your roof with low pressure and a proprietary mixture chemicals that actually kill off and detach this bacterial from the surface of your shingles.  We use low pressure water to rinse which prevents damage to the stone aggregate that protects the surface of your shingle.

Fall is the best time of year to have your roof cleaned.  Flowers and landscaping are no longer in mid bloom and the lower temperatures will help prevent further growth of the bacteria that creates those black stains.

If the black stains have taken over your roof already you’ll want to get these cleaned right away.

It’s also important to know that this problem on one roof can be spread to neighboring roofs easily because it starts out as a spore.  These spores are carried by wind, animals, and other acts of nature.

Be a Good Neighbor

Protect the roofs in your neighborhood by keeping your own roof clean and educating your neighbors on the adverse effects of these black stains.  Let them know that their roof can be cleaned and have them read our article on ‘Why should I have my roof cleaned?‘.

If you are in the Grand Rapids, Hudsonville, or surrounding West Michigan region, and are interested in getting your roof cleaned, feel free to contact us for a free quote.  We can do entire neighborhoods and the cost is very reasonable.  While we’re there, it may also be a good time for a house wash as well.