FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What products do you use to remove roof stains?
Our products are proprietary are only available to authorized Roof Shampoo™
dealers. They are biodegradable and environmentally friendly.
Will the process harm my plantings around my home?
No. The products that we use are safe and extremely gentle and will not harm any
vegetation or surfaces around your home.
Do you use high pressure power washing on the roof?
NEVER! High pressure power washing can be very damaging to the shingles.
Plus, it’s simply not an effective way to remove algae stains from roofs. All of our
roof cleaning equipment is specially calibrated at a very low pressure to ensure a
gentle safe rinsing away of all the algae and stains that are loosened by our product.
How long will the algae related stains stay off my roof once removed using
the Roof Shampoo™ system?
When we finish cleaning your roof, it will be as clean as a new roof. Since it’s
impossible to tell how long it will take for a new roof to get algae stains, the same
holds true for a roof cleaned using the Roof Shampoo™ system. However, we will
give you a written warranty against any roof staining for a period of one year. Most
roofing shingle manufacturers won’t give you any warranty against algae on a new
Is there anything I can do to keep the stains off my roof for the life of the
Yes. We offer an annual preventative treatment for our customers. Once your roof
has been cleaned by us, at your request we will return once a year for a fraction of
the cost of the initial cleaning to apply a special spray on, leave on treatment. Every
consecutive year that you participate in the program extends your warranty for an
Can’t I just put bleach on my shingles?
Be very, very careful here. Many homeowners and contractors alike have tried to
use bleach to remove the dark roof staining caused by algae. The results can be
disastrous. First of all bleach is a dangerous chemical that can damage vegetation
and dry out your shingles. Often, any results that the homeowner sees are just
temporary and the staining is back within a few short months because the bleach
merely addresses the surface algae and not the root system underneath the
granules. In addition, bleach around your home could void your termite treatment as
chlorine neutralizes many of these chemicals.
What if I just leave the algae stains on the roof?
Algae is a living, growing organism and as such, will continue to grow. Left
untreated, in time it can cover your entire roof. A roof covered in algae absorbs
heat and results in a superheated attic, raising your cooling costs and putting you at
risk for costly, premature roof replacement.
Should I just get a new roof?
Some homeowners have spent thousands of dollars on a new roof only to see the
algae re-appear on the new shingles several years later. Roof algae can re-appear
even more quickly if the new shingles are put on top of the algae infested shingles.
Algae growth is an event that occurs in nature and it can, and does, grow on new
shingles just as well as older ones. The growth process begins when an airborne
spore lands on the roof. The algae then takes root and grows when the shingles it
lands on are facing north or west or are moist from morning dew or heavy shade.
Having your roof professionally cleaned costs a fraction of premature replacement.
In addition, our customers who take advantage of our annual preventative treatment
are guaranteed algae–free shingles for the life of their shingles.
New Jersey Roof Cleaning Service Area:
Mercer County NJ
East Windsor,Township of Ewing,Hamilton Township,Borough of Hightstown,Hopewell Borough,Hopewell
Township,Lawrence Township,Pennington,Princeton Borough,Princeton Township,Township of
Robbinsville,Trenton,West Windsor township.
Somerset County NJ
Basking Ridge,Bedminster,Bellemead,Bernardsville,Blawenburg,Bloomingdale,Bound Brook,Branchburg,East
Lamington,Liberty Corner,Manville,Martinsville,Millstone,Milltown,Mine Brook,Mount Bethal,Mount
Horeb,Neshanic Station,North Branch,North
Plainfield,Plainfield,Pluckemin,Pottersville,Raritan,Skillman,Somerset,Somerville,South Bound Brook,South
Morris County NJ
Boonton,Brookside,Budd Lake,Butler,Cedar Knolls,Chatham,Chester,Denville,Dover,East
Hanover,Flanders,Florham Park,Green Pond,Green Village,Hibernia,Kinnelon,Lake Hiawatha,Landing,Lincoln
Park,Long Valley,Mine Hill,Monroe,Morris Plains,Morristown,Mount Arlington,Mount Hope,Mount Olive,Mountain
Middlesex County NJ
Franklin Park,Avenel,Milltown,New Brunswick,Carteret,Colonia,Cranbury,Dayton,Dunnelon,East
Brunswick,Spotswood,Edison,Highland Park,Hopelawn,Iselin,Kendall Park,Metuchen,North Edison,Perth
Amboy,Piscataway,Plainsboro,Port Reading,Sayreville,South Brunswick,South Plainfield,Union,WoodBridge
"If the stains stay you don't pay!"
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