ROOF CLEANING AND PRESSURE WASHING by CHUCK BERGMAN

Would you test a new "green" product on your expensive roof? Just have someone Pressure Wash it? Or have a coating applied to it, so it may stay clean for 1-2 years, as those who sell these coatings suggest?
Or instead, be safe and stick with the Roofing Manufacturer's instructions? Cleaning with their instructions generally lasts 3-5 years. No need for any after-coatings. Plus an after coating may void your warranty!

Below is the manufacturer "non-pressure" gentle dispersion method and chemicals we use at 


Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning.


We know your roof is expensive and you probably don't want to have any new chemicals tested out on your roof. By now, most consumers also know that pressure washing is the wrong way to clean a roof. Pressure washing is great for everything except your roof!

Non manufacturer cleaning methods may void your roofing warranty, according to the information in the manufacturer links found on our resources page, so we just clean them as the manufacturers say to. 


The main manufacturer recommended chemical is chlorine bleach. 
The only other chemical they specify, is TSP Tri-Sodium Phosphate.


Can bleach be considered eco-friendly?


Yes I would say it is. Chlorine bleach is Sodium Hypochlorite [look at the ingredients in Chlorox etc] and is made from common salt. It bio-degrades back into salt when it dries up.

 

Chlorine is something we all drink from our tap water, soak in it in our showers and tubs and swim in it in our pools.

 

AT LEAST WE ALL KNOW WHAT WE ARE DEALING WITH, WHEN IT COMES TO CHLORINE. NOT SO WITH UNKNOWN CHEMICALS CALLED "GREEN"

To my knowledge, none of the new "Green" roof cleaning products actually clean themselves, as bleach and tsp do. Inevitably, after applying these chemicals, you will hear their pressure washing machine start up, to accomplish the cleaning.
Heck, you could spray a roof with hair shampoo and blast it clean with a pressure washer!
However, all the manufacturer links I have found all say 1 thing in common
"DO NOT PRESSURE WASH ROOFING"


YOU WILL NOT HEAR A PRESSURE WASHING MACHINE START UP WHEN WE CLEAN YOUR ROOF. YOU WILL NOT GET THE "BUT WE TURN THE PRESSURE WAY DOWN" STORY

 

We are certified roof cleaners, through the Roof Cleaning Institute of America. The RCIA is made up of professional roof cleaners, with a membership of aprox 2400.

http://roof-cleaning-institute.activeboard.com/f523639/roof-cleaning-englewood-fl/ 


If you would like your roof cleaned the RIGHT way, please give us a call!

Englewood,Fl  941-474-8883


Cape Haze, Placida, Rotonda, Fl 941-698-1959


Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, S. Sarasota, Fl  941-483-3673


Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fl  941-255-8600

Father & Son since 1994
         5282 Johnson Terrace, Port Charlotte, Fl 33981         
10493 Greenway Ave Englewood, Florida 34224

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