As a homeowner, you do everything you can to take care of your home. Despite this, many homeowners often neglect their roofs until they see the first leak. It never has to come to that. With yearly inspections and thorough, consistent cleaning, your roof can stay in tip-top shape well into its warranty. In this article, you’ll get information about the most widely available roof cleaning products on the market.
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Oxygen-based roof cleaning products are a mainstay for most homeowners. This is largely due to their effectiveness in cleaning asphalt shingles. As mentioned in one of our earlier blogs, asphalt shingles are the most widely used roof shingle in America.
Unfortunately, some types of asphalt shingles are very susceptible to mold, fungus, and algae. If you plan on using oxygen-based products on your roof, make sure you buy those that don’t use potassium or lye. They’re far better for your health in the long run.
Chlorine bleach was the product of choice in one of our earlier blogs about roof cleaning. It’s extremely effective at getting mold and mildew off your roof. If you’d like a step-by-step breakdown of our roof cleaning process with chlorine bleach, click this link for the article.
This powerful all-purpose cleaner is especially tough on mold and mildew. In fact, it comes in handy for a number of roof cleaning tasks. Sometimes we’ll add a tablespoon of it to our chlorine bleach solution. The trisodium phosphate increases the cleaning solutions’ potency and gets your shingles shinier in fewer rinses.
Copper sulfate is used as a bleach substitute. It is especially effective at removing mold, mildew, fungus, and algae. Like bleach, copper sulfate is toxic to plants. Therefore, we recommend using a tarp or plastic sheeting to cover your lawn or any other plants you’d like to protect.
As big supporters of sustainable roofing, we promote eco-friendly cleansers because, not only do they protect the environment, but they also protect their users’ health as well. Eco-friendly cleaners aren’t made with heavy metals, harsh acids, phosphates, or lye – and they still do an incredible job on different roofing materials. Eco-friendly cleaners are also non-corrosive and far less likely to trigger your allergies than other products.
While you may want to use this information on your next DIY roofing job, we recommend that you leave the roof repairs to us. Click here for a free inspection and we can discuss your project’s demands in finer detail.
Get in touch with Regions Commercial, we’ll do your roof right.