LONG ISLAND ROOF CLEANING
Roof Cleaning for your Long Island home
As Long Islands premiere multi service cleaning company our roof cleaning services are second to none! Our roof washing service employs a safe noninvasive technique to clean your roof. Soft washing was developed as a safe alternative to remove moss, mildew, molds, fungus and lichen from roofs without compromising the roofs integrity.
The procedure consists of applying a detergent mixture with sodium hypochlorite components with a delivery system that has the pressure of a common garden hose. This ensures absolutely no shingle damage. These detergents immediately start reversing the affects of the bacteria growth and start killing off the root system. 90% of the service is performed from the ground level and on some homes it is not necessary for our technicians to walk on your roof. Call us today for your free no hassle, no obligation roof evaluation.
Preferred Choice Cleaning will work with you to set up a cleaning routine that suits your needs. We will work around your busy schedule and offer appointments 6-days a week as well as Sundays if scheduled 3 weeks in advance.
Let us help you bring the sunshine into your home as well as enhance your homes curb appeal.
Your roof is arguably the most important element of your home. It protects the rest of your home from the elements and keeps you and your family out of the weather. But how often do you really take a look at your roof? Just like the rest of your house, your roof could use a little maintenance from time to time.
Algae will build up on your roof over time and cause it to blacken and stain. It’s arguable as to whether this poses any threat to the integrity of the roof itself, but the fact of the matter is that it just doesn’t look good.
Just like with anything else, there is a right way to clean your roof and a wrong way.
There are products that you can buy at big box stores that don’t always work.
Let us the guess work out of it for you and assure you that what we do DOES WORK and that it will be done the RIGHT WAY.
Roof cleaning requires a soft wash technique that utilizes the proper cleaning solvents and detergents to eliminate the algae and other organic growth from your roof.
When done correctly, the results are very impressive. Often people don’t realize how much of a difference a clean roof can make in the overall appearance and curb appeal of their home.
We achieve this by:
- Performing a thorough inspection of the roof.
- Using the correct property preservation techniques to ensure that your plants and landscaping are protected.
- Selecting the right combination of soaps and chemicals to ensure that organic growth is eliminated.
- Using proper rinsing.
- Bagging downspouts to prevent run off.
- Using top of the line equipment for your roof cleaning needs.
At Long Island Helpful Services, we just want to make your life easier by leaving you with a clean home and no headache. We do everything in our power to make sure that you don’t ever need to look for another pressure washing or roof cleaning company in Long Island, NY ever again. We want your business and we’re ready to earn it.
Just give us a call and let us make you a customer for life!
Frequently Asked Questions about Roof Cleaning
That black unsightly staining is actually a living organism called gloeocapsa magma, which is a type of algae. This is commonly referred to as fungus or mildew growth. Usually this staining is mistaken for dirt or soot due to its dark appearance. This algae has a unique root system that wraps around the granules of your roof shingles which in turn weakens the fibers and wears off the granules. This algae also feeds on the organic matter found in your shingles. The longer these microbial growths remain on your roof the greater the damage they will do. This cycle eventually leads to premature roof replacement.
This bacteria begins its life cycle as airborne spores which land on roofs and begins to grow. The bacteria is not partial to roofs but this is where it causes the most damage.
Cleaning your roof extends the lifespan of one of the most costly components of your home to replace. It also reduces energy costs, adds great curb appeal and promotes an overall healthier environment for you and your family.
Never, never, never have your roof pressure washed! Pressure washing your roof will not only reduce its integrity because not only will the granules will be blasted off, it will also void the manufacture’s warranty which is typically 20-30 years. Pressure washing a roof is invasive for the shingles and does not kill the root system of the algae which will lead to re-growth in 12-24 months.
We certainly do! Our crews are fully trained and certified for roof cleaning by JRC Softwash 101. Our crew is also certified by OSHA for residential walking-working surfaces 1910. Our certified 2 man crews arrive at your home with the right equipment, safety gear and knowledge.
Yes! Preferred Choice Cleaning is one of the only local companies who offers a 1-year warranty. If within one year of the original service date there is algae re-growth on the areas originally treated we will come back and re-treat the affected areas at no charge to the homeowner.
Yes we are! Preferred Choice Cleaning is fully insured. Certificates will be furnished upon request.