Softwash Roof Cleaning in Honolulu, HI
Why should I clean my roof?
- Aesthetics-Keep your house beautiful.
- Value-Protect your investment.
- Roof longevity. Get the most life out of your roof. Over 50% homeowners replace there roofs based on its appearance.
- Energy costs-A dirty stained roof = higher energy bills.
- Health- Algae, Mold, Mildew Bacteria Are Known To Have Significant Effects On Allergies And Other Ailments!
Roof Cleaning FAQ
What are those black streaks on my roof and why should I care?
Those streaks on your roof consist of Gloeocapsa Magma, a type of algae that thrives in humid areas like HAWAII. It’s become more of a problem in the last few decades because shingle-makers now use limestone filler in the manufacturing process, which is actually a food source for the algae. Roof stains are therefore an indication that your shingles are literally being eaten, quite possibly resulting in a shortened lifespan for your expensive roof. Not only that, but if allowed to go unchecked, the algae build-up can significantly diminish your roof’s reflective properties, resulting in more strain on your air conditioner and higher energy costs. Lastly, those black streaks are unsightly, and can dramatically tarnish the curb appeal of an otherwise beautiful home. After our treatment you’ll be amazed by how great your roof looks, and your neighbors will probably appreciate it, too! Roof cleaning is one of the quickest, most cost-effective ways to instantly sharpen the look of your home and neighborhood.
How can cleaning my roof affect my energy bill?
Simple,the darker your roof gets the more heat it absorbs. The more heat it absorbs the more heat is transferred to your attic and ventilation system n your home. Temperatures can rise as much as 60 degrees in some cases.This combination of extreme heat from both sides causes the petroleum's in roof shingles to dry out crack and fail prematurely. Aside from that, the energy it takes your AC to overcome this temperature rise puts enormous strain on your AC unit. Studies show that a black shingle roof could cost homeowners 40% more to cool. That means a $400 electric bill easily cost an extra $100 or more.
Cleaning your roof saves you more money than all these combined!
- Turning up your thermostat 2 degrees
- Lowering the thermostat on your hot water heater
- Shutting off lights when not in a room
- Washing your clothes at night in the cold setting
No Pressure Washing Roofs!!!
How would you clean my roof?
Our cleaning process involves the no-pressure application of an industry-proven environmentally safe mix of detergents. No power washers are used in the process. The system we use is recommended by ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) and GAF (North America’s largest shingle manufacturer), and is safe for your home, family, pets, and any adjacent landscaping. Most average residential roofs can be cleaned in four hours or less!
Will your detergents kill my plants?
No. The solution we use is a powerful cleaning agent, but we go to great measures to rinse down all plants and grass surrounding the house before, during, and after the application. This results in any detergent over-spray being completely diluted. You may even notice that your landscaping in these areas looks especially green and vibrant in the days following the cleaning due to all the watering!
How soon after a roof cleaning do the algae streaks return?
Envirowash whole roof cleanings come with a three-year guarantee that your shingles will remain algae-free, however, you can typically expect it to stay clean and beautiful for at least four years before the algae becomes noticeable again. Every situation is a little bit different, and it’s not unusual for a roof to stay clean for five years or more after a professional non-pressure cleaning. This guarantee is transferable in the event that you sell your home.
A Partial roof cleaning is not recommended and DOES NOT come with a guarantee. It’s important to understand that roof algae is not visible to the naked eye in its early stages, so while you may not see it in some areas, it’s most likely already there and beginning to develop. The growth of algae is slowed in areas that receive maximum sunlight, but eventually it will become visible! That’s why it’s so important to treat the entire roof surface.
What do you offer that other roof cleaning companies don’t?
Our level of professionalism and customer service is far superior to other roof cleaning contractors. We are owner operated, so you will have an owner at your house to answer questions and resolve concerns. We’ll show up when we say we will. We’ll treat your family and your home with the respect they deserve. You will be impressed by a caliber of workmanship that is unsurpassed in the industry. When talking with our competitors, ask them if they offer all the things that we do: we are licensed and insured, we have professional equipment, a Quiet no-pressure cleaning system, clean-cut and polite personnel. Do you really want somebody up on your expensive roof who might not even be insured, or a jack-of-all-trades who blasts away at your fragile shingles with a power washer? There’s a reason why we’re a dominant player on the Hawaii Roof Cleaning scene: we’re simply the best!Get a Free Estimate