Welcome to Wash Docs, where we specialize in providing gentle and effective roof cleaning services thoughout the state of Florida. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, we understand the importance of keeping your roof in top condition. As the structure that protects your home from the elements, it is crucial to protect it from damage caused by moss, algae, and other contaminants. We provide pressure washing roof cleaning and chemical roof cleaning which is also known as soft wash roof cleaning services.
A Safe Effective Chemical Roof Cleaning Company
Chemical roof cleaning is a safe and effective way to remove stains and dirt from your roof without causing any damage. Our professional team uses a specially formulated cleaning solution that is designed to remove dirt, algae, moss, and other stains from your roof. We then rinse the roof thoroughly with a low-pressure wash to ensure that all of the cleaning solution is removed, leaving your roof looking clean and new.
Types Of Roofs We Clean In Florida
Our chemical roof cleaning services are perfect for tile, asphalt, metal, and rubber roofs. We can also clean gutters and downspouts to ensure that your entire roof system is clean and functioning properly.
- Asphalt shingle roof
- Metal roof
- Tile roof
- Flat roof
- Sloped roof
- Wood shake roof
- Built-up roof (BUR)
- Modified bitumen roof
- Green roof
- Cool roof
- Standing seam metal roof
- EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) rubber roof
- TPO (thermoplastic olefin) roof
- PVC (polyvinyl chloride) roof
- Composite shingle roof
- Concrete tile roof
- Clay tile roof
- Natural slate roof
- Synthetic slate roof
- Cap sheet roofing
Before And After Chemical Roof Cleaning
Our Approach To Roof Cleaning
Our team at Wash Docs offers a unique approach to roof cleaning that is safe and non-damaging. Our method, known as soft washing (chemical roof cleaning), uses a blend of biodegradable cleaning solutions to kill moss, mold, algae, and similar contaminants, and then we spray the roof with water to wash it all away. This ensures that your roof will be protected from damage, and makes it look like new.
Do You Need Algae Removed From Your Roof?
No problem, We Handle It..
We offer a range of exterior cleaning services, including roof algae cleaning and roof tile cleaning. Our roof algae cleaning service is not only for aesthetic reasons but also to preserve the lifespan of your roofing. We utilize the soft washing method for cleaning roofing, which is safe for all types of roofing materials, including asphalt shingles, tile roofing, and cedar shake roofing. Our process removes microbes, which means your roof will last longer before needing another cleaning.
Do You Need A Tile Roof Cleaned?
Roof tile cleaning is another service we offer, which uses an eco-friendly, biodegradable cleaner that is safe for the environment, your landscaping, and your family. Our process is gentle on tiles and highly effective for removing stains, algae, and other contamination. Tile roofs are expensive and difficult to replace. We take the utmost care and treat your home as if it were our own.
Tile roofing, popular in Florida for its durability and architectural appeal, requires a unique approach to cleaning. Due to its brittle nature, tile roofing is particularly susceptible to damage from traditional high-pressure washing methods. This is where soft washing comes into play.
Soft washing, a cleaning method that uses low-pressure water alongside specialized cleaning solutions, is a highly effective way to clean tile roofs. It allows for the thorough removal of algae, mold, and mildew without the risk of damaging the tiles themselves. Soft washing is different than pressure washing and will not break clay tiles as a result of using high-pressure water.
In Florida’s climate, the warm, humid conditions foster the growth of algae and other biological elements that can discolor the tiles and, over time, degrade the roofing material. These organisms are not just surface dwellers. They can penetrate the porous surface of the tile, making them even harder to eliminate. The chemical solution used in soft washing, however, can kill these organisms at the root level. This method provides a longer-lasting clean compared to high-pressure washing, which often just blasts away the surface layer, leaving the deeper, embedded organisms intact.
It’s important to note that the cleaning solutions used in soft washing must be carefully chosen. They should be strong enough to effectively kill the algae, mold, and mildew, but not so harsh as to cause discoloration or damage to the tiles. Biodegradable and environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions are often recommended as they won’t harm the surrounding vegetation or contribute to environmental pollution.
Another reason soft washing is favored for tile roofs is the prevention of water intrusion. High-pressure washing on tile roofs can force water under the tiles, leading to leaks or water damage to the underlayment. Soft washing, with its low-pressure application, helps to avoid this risk.
Frequently Asked Questions About Florida Roof Cleaning Services
What is soft wash roof cleaning?
Soft wash roof cleaning is another name for chemical roof cleaning and employs a method of cleaning roofs that uses a low-pressure spray of water and cleaning solutions to remove dirt, grime, and other buildup from the roof surface. This method is considered to be less aggressive and more gentle than traditional pressure washing, making it a safer and more effective way to clean roofs.
What are the benefits of soft wash roof cleaning?
Soft wash roof cleaning can help to improve the overall appearance and lifespan of your roof. It can remove unsightly stains and streaks, prevent moss and algae growth, and improve the overall curb appeal of your home or building. Additionally, it can help to prevent costly repairs or replacements that can be caused by neglecting regular roof cleaning.
How often should I have my roof cleaned?
The frequency of roof cleaning depends on a number of factors, including the type of roof you have, the climate you live in, and the level of exposure your roof receives. In general, soft wash roof cleaning keeps your roof clean longer than a standard pressure cleaning and most of our customers get their roof cleaned once every year or once every other year. You can go three years without a clean but you can start to develop mold and algae and dirt throughout that long of a time period. It is recommended to have your roof cleaned at least once per year to prevent the buildup of dirt, grime, and other contaminants.
How do I know if my roof needs to be cleaned?
There are several signs that your roof may need to be cleaned. These include discoloration or stains on the roof surface, moss or algae growth, and a buildup of dirt or debris on the roof. Additionally, if your roof is looking dull or faded, it may be time for a cleaning.
Can soft wash roof cleaning be done on any type of roof?
Soft wash roof cleaning can be done on most types of roofs, including asphalt, tile, metal, and flat roofs. However, it is important to note that some types of roofs, such as cedar shake roofs, may require special care and attention. It is always best to consult with a professional roof cleaning company to determine the best cleaning method for your specific roof type.
Is soft wash roof cleaning safe?
Yes, soft wash roof cleaning is safe for most types of roofs. The low-pressure spray and cleaning solutions used in this method are designed to be gentle on the roof surface while still effectively removing dirt and grime.
Can I do the soft wash roof cleaning by myself?
It’s not recommended to perform a soft wash roof cleaning by yourself as it requires special equipment and knowledge. It’s always best to hire a professional roof cleaning company that has the experience, equipment and knowledge to do the job safely and effectively.
Why is chemical roof cleaning necessary?
Over time, roofs can become dirty and discolored due to exposure to the elements, such as rain, sun, and wind. This can not only make your roof look unsightly, but it can also lead to damage and deterioration of the roofing material. By regularly cleaning your roof with chemicals, you can prolong the life of your roof and maintain its appearance.
What types of roofs can be cleaned with chemicals?
Chemical roof cleaning can be used on a variety of roofing materials, including asphalt shingles, metal, tile, and slate. However, it is important to note that certain types of roofs, such as wood shake or thatch, may not be suitable for chemical cleaning and may require a different type of cleaning method.
Get Your Roof Cleaned Today In Palm Beach Or Broward County Florida!
In addition to roof cleaning, we also offer other exterior cleaning services, including gutter and window cleaning, so your home will look better from the roof to the driveway. We will quote you for all the services you need and you can decide if you want to have them all done at once or spread them out over a few weeks or months.
If you have any questions about our services or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team at Wash Docs is dedicated to providing the high-quality exterior cleaning services you need to keep your Palm Beach County, FL home or commercial business looking its best.