Low-Pressure Cleaning Method Removes Black Streaks, Algae, Moss, Lichen and Restores Your Roof To
Its Best Possible Condition!
Should We Clean Your Roof?
- You Need a Licensed, Insured, and Trained Team to Help! Cleaning a roof can be extremely dangerous, especially when done incorrectly. We are able to take that worry away with our proven (2019) style roof cleaning methods. Most roofs can be cleaned without walking your roof, safely from the gutter line with the pressure of a garden hose.
- We are trained in, and follow procedures for the Softwash method that is recommended by ARMA, The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association.
- Maybe not a DIY project. We see roofs being cleaned wrong pretty often by other contractors and homeowners. High pressure is not recommended on any roofs, especially asphalt shingle. Shingle manufacturers recommend a low-pressure detergent solution to avoid granule loss and remove the growth that is eating at your roof.
Here’s what our happy customers had to say about our services:
Storms response to initial questions about the service he offered was immediate! He arrived on time as promised,and the price and quality of cleaning went above and beyond expectations. Definitely recommended and will use his service again. This is an honorable man I highly recommend.
Southern Solutions did a great job cleaning moss off my roof, which was damaging it. The price was reasonable and the work was done very professionally. The owner clearly takes pride in his work. I also got a price for driveway cleaning, which I will do in a few months. The price was better than the price I have received from other people and I like the cleaning process Southern Solution uses rather than the regular pressure washing most companies seem to do.
The guys at Southern Solution did a wonderful job on my mother in laws home. They were very courteous and helpful and took the time to fit us into their already busy schedule so we could surprise her when she returned from her trip. The house looks clean and shiny again and she is so happy. Thank you so much!
Professional and prompt. Service was excellent!
We are so pleased with our vinyl siding it’s bright white again! Such a Great job on gutters and siding, my husband Barry thinks it was Excellent work. 5 stars, would give 10! Thank you, Storm
Great service, great knowledge of the job, unbeatable prices. Highly recommend Southern Solution for all your exterior house cleaning needs
Roof Cleaning Is The Highest Value Adding Service For Your Homes Exterior!
- Whether you are selling or staying, the curb appeal added by a clean roof is amazing!
- Buyers immediately notice a dirty roof and think it needs to be replaced.
- Keeping the leak causing growth and unsightly stains away is critical and will provide you peace of mind.
Roofs typically start showing growth after about 5-10 years,but lack of sun, foliage, and clogged gutters can cause moisture to retain on your roof and start this process faster.
The black streaks on your roof are not just dirt, it is gloeocapsa magma, which is a type of roof algae. The roof algae start as dots, then take on a cone shape, and can eventually cover your entire roof.
If it is left untreated the growth holds moisture within shingles, causing premature aging and rotting. All of which can lead to leaks and even needing a whole new roof which costs thousands of $$$$$$.
If gloeocapsa magma is left untreated it can develop into lichen, which is the type of moss usually seen on boulders and trees. It causes the roof shingles to deteriorate over time and can turn a roof with a 15-year warranty into a roof with a 5-year warranty.
Lichen On your Roof?
Lichen is a very hardy pest and extremely difficult to remove from the surface because of how strongly it is embedded into the granules on a roof. If you have lichens growing on your roof, then your roof is already being damaged and no more time should be wasted before killing this intruder!
If you peel lichen off your roof it will leave behind a scar, pockmark, or divot. The lichen has fully fused to the granules in your shingles and peeling it off peels the granules off as well, even when it is dead. Roof washing will immediately kill lichen. The dead lichen will remain behind for a number of wet and dry cycles before falling off. Roof washing will not repair the divots left behind from the lichen peeling the granules away, but it will prevent any further damage from occurring.
Roof Moss Removal
Moss is an invasive plant which roots burrow underneath the shingles pushing them up exposing the interior to the elements.Roof washing will immediately kill this intruder. Although it kills moss immediately, roof washing will not remove the left over dead moss. The dead moss will remain on the roof and eventually will wash away after a multitude of wet and dry cycles, meaning rain and sunny weather. We cannot remove the dead moss after treatment, because that means we would have to use pressure and abrasive actions on the roof. You don’t want this because it will greatly reduce the life of your roof. Lots of time you may have moss intruding your roof shingles and not even know it because it is growing in the cracks. Also, because it is dark in color it is well hidden.
After roof washing the moss dies and becomes bright white in color, outlining the shingles it was growing under. Once the moss is killed, so are the roots.Remember, it is much better to have the intruders killed and eventually the remnants fall off the roof, than to have someone up on your roof with a power washer or scrub brushes loosening the grit/granules of the shingles. This action is actually more abusive to the roof than the intruders.
When we wash a roof, we have one technician on the ground spraying a constant stream of water at the plants and grass around the house to dilute the chemical solution we use to kill all of the fungus and parasites on your roof. This way it does not harm anything other than what it’s supposed to.
Our other technician will stand from a ladder and spray down the roof with the Soft Wash solution and let it sit so it absorbs into all of the nuisances on your roof and kills them off.
That will turn any part of your roof that had those harmful pests on it a bright, glowing white. That is perfectly normal.
It takes an average of 4-6 weeks for that to dissipate but once a few cycles of wet and dry occur your roof will look as good as new.A shingle roof without moss and lichen is generally 80% clean when we leave.A few rains will rinse the remainder of our solution and leave you with a new looking and performing roof.