Welcome to another exciting edition of our weekly blog! Over the past few weeks we have been providing you with tips and tricks to help you choose the right roof cleaning company and get the best possible deal on the market at the same time. Today, we are going to tackle some of the most popular questions that you may still have regarding hiring a company and roof cleaning in general. Let’s go over some of the frequently asked roof cleaning questions.
How long does the roof cleaning process take?
This depends on the size of the home. However, on average the roof cleaning process is completed within 3 hours. If you are in a rush be sure to speak to the staff to get an idea of how long the process takes for the specific home.
What causes those black spots and stains on my roof?
This is one question that every customer should ask. After all, if you are paying for a service you will probably wonder if there’s anything you can do to save money in the future. Here’s why black spots and stains develop. Over time dust and dirt particles gather on your roof and eventually form bacteria that are known as roof algae. Roof algae tend to be attracted to the limestone on your roof. Unfortunately, when the limestone in your roof reacts with the harmful, unsightly algae, it causes the algae to spread and grow even more. So when you look at your roof, you may simply see an accumulation of dirt, in actuality algae, mold and mildew could be rapidly eroding your roof.
Is pressure washing my roof a good idea?
This is one of the biggest misconceptions in the roof cleaning industry. Many people seem to think that the best way to rid their roof of dirt is to use an aggressive pressure washing machine. To be blunt: NO! Pressure washing your roof is not a good idea at all. Even though your roof is a strong structure, it is made up of many delicate materials. When you pressure wash your roof, you will damage shingles, diminish the appearance and do more harm than good.
Won’t walking on my roof cause damage as well?
While walking on your roof can cause some damage, an experienced roof cleaning company will be able to clean your roof without having to walk all over it. By using ladders and state-of-the-art equipment, Fiddler Roof Cleaning is able to get your roof completely clean without having to walk on your roof at all. Please note that in some cases an employee may need to walk on your roof to get a hard to reach spot.
How long will my roof stay clean?
This is where a warranty comes into play. Make sure you hire a company that can give you a comprehensive warranty on ALL roof cleaning services. If a company does their job correctly, your roof should stay clean for two or three years minimum. Some companies such as Fiddler Roof Cleaning would use a time-released cleaner to help your roof stay clean longer. This means that when your roof attracts dirt, the cleaner will kick into action to repel it. These are the kinds of products that will keep your roof looking clean and strong for many years to come.
Will cleaning my roof affect my landscaping?
This is a legitimate question considering some roof cleaning companies use harmful chemicals. When you hire a team to clean your roof, be proactive and request that they use environmentally friendly products that won’t damage your lawn, the paint job on your home or anything else on the exterior of your home. The last thing you want to do is try to improve the appearance of your home by cleaning your roof only to have to deal with a decaying lawn and garden.
How does the roof cleaning process work?
The company you hire will designate a day to perform their services. They will show up and set up a water supply to access your roof. If needed, your plants and landscaping will be protected with a cover. After applying cleaners, the team of professionals will thoroughly rinse off your roof and apply any chemicals that will help to fight off dirt in the future. Once the process is done, they will do their part to leave your home looking remarkably clean.
Will I have to pay extra for insurance?
If you do your research you should not have to pay extra. The company that you hire should be licensed and insured. When it comes to workers’ compensation, my make sure the company is familiar with and includes Code 5551. This workers’ compensation code will protect you from having to pay for medical bills if a worker is damaged while cleaning your roof.