“My roof has ugly black streaks all over it, can it be cleaned?” Yes! Proper cleaning of your roof is safe and keeps your roof in good health by killing algae, mold, moss, and lichen, it improves your home curb appeal and it can extend the life of your roof! The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association recommends a soft wash cleaning as the preferred method for cleaning asphalt roofs in order to prevent damage to the shingles.
Before you make a decision on what company to use, here are some answers to frequently asked questions that we get to help make the decision process a little easier.
What exactly is “soft washing”?
The term “soft wash” is a relatively recent term that refers to a cleaning method that does not use high pressure from a pressure washer to clean your surfaces. Soft stones like sand stone, tile, metal and asphalt shingles can be cleaned without permanent damage. In fact, a pressure washer isn’t necessary at all and if used can not only damage your roof but also possibly void your warranty! Big Tex Pro Wash uses a separate, dedicated pump system powered by an air diaphragm to apply the proprietary blend of detergents to the affected area and the detergents do the work safely! We do use a pressure washer with low pressure to rinse away the detergents after the proper dwell time has been achieved, and the rinsing power helps to break down the detergents effectively so that no damage is done to your property. All that is left behind is a shiny and clean roof! The best part is that the detergents not only destroy the dirty stains immediately, but it also kills the problem at the root-so regrowth is slowly tremendously.
All roofing types can be safely cleaned using a soft wash roof cleaning method:
- Asphalt Shingle
- Metal Roofing
- Clay Barrel Tile
- Slate Tile
Metal roofing is also notorious for oxidizing in the sun, and with a 2-step cleaning process, we can treat and remove oxidation to restore its original luster and shine!
If you have gutters installed on your home, we include a basic interior gutter cleaning with a roof wash so that everything flows freely and there are no clogs and buildups that can cause drainage problems. It is standard in every single roof washing package we offer to make sure you are getting the best value and excellent service.
Are the detergents used to clean safe for the environment?
Absolutely! However, without the proper training and education, they could be a hazard to your plants and property and should never be used by anyone but professionals in the field. The detergents are salt-based, and should always be properly diluted, applied, and rinsed correctly. Salt can dehydrate your landscaping and cause damage if it is not diluted to a safe level. Big Tex Pro Wash is a certified roof cleaning company, with hours of hands-on training and continuing education to safe cleaning practices. We make sure all proper safety steps are taken as well as pre-treatment and post-treatment of all vegetation to ensure that all detergents are properly diluted so that they break down with no environmental impacts. Extra treatment, rinsing, and proper covering for sensitive plants is also guaranteed to protect your property from any possible loss or damage. You can be assured that our highly trained professionals will make sure you and your home are properly cared for.
Why should I choose Big Tex Pro Wash to clean my roof?
Reputation and Experience: With almost 10 years in the business, We are the highest rated exterior cleaning company in the area, with a 5 star rating on Google and Facebook. We have hundred of happy customers and raving fans that continue to trust our expertise to get the job done right the first time!
Education and Equipment: Not only do we train our technicians constantly with teaching academies, and take all possible safety measures, but we also guarantee at least 1 year of no regrowth, and in drought conditions, it can extend up to 3 years and beyond! We use the latest equipment and the best tools to complete the job quickly and safely!
Protection: Most importantly, all our technicians are background checked for your protection, we have verifiable insurance and are bonded. No worries that you will need to file a homeowner’s policy claim. We are here to help you and take care of you!
Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event something is missed, we will make it right, or it’s free.
A new roof can cost an average of $17,000! Just say no to any contractor that tells you that pressure washing your roof with a wand or surface cleaner is safe. It causes major costly damage to repair or even replace your roof, a lot of times out of your own pocket because homeowner’s insurance may deny your claims! Not only that, but it is dangerous and unsafe, and can cause bodily injury if someone slips and falls off your roof! The friendly professionals at Big Tex Pro Wash would be happy to answer any questions you have, so you can be confident in your cleaning contractor choice! For a free instant quote on roof washing in Weatherford, Aledo, Fort Worth or Granbury, call us today!