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FAQ: Is Roof Cleaning Really Safe for My Roof?

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As a diligent homeowner, you likely understand the significance of roof maintenance to protect your property and ensure continued functionality of your roof. Over time, roofs can accumulate unsightly dirt, algae, moss, and streaks that not only affect the appearance but also can eventually compromise structural integrity. 

Roof cleaning, sealing and regular roof maintenance is the answer to these issues, but it’s crucial to opt for a method that not only extends the life of your roof, but avoids risking any damage to not only the roof itself but also delicate landscaping, and pets. 

Lately, CNY Roof Cleaners has received a LOT of questions and has also recently heard of rumors regarding the idea that roof cleaning may not be a safe option for maintaining and extending the lifespan of your roof. We wanted to address this, as it is absolutely false. The short answer is that roof cleaning is completely safe and does not result in damage to your roof structure — when done correctly.

In this blog we will delve into our safe and effective approach to roof cleaning, distinguishing it from traditional techniques that use harsh chemicals and high-pressure water. We also wanted to take a minute to break down any rumors that the uniformed homeowner may be subjected to while shopping around for roof cleaning, or pressure washing services

Let’s dive in!

Using the RIGHT Methods:

CNY Roof Cleaners employs a safe and effective roof cleaning method with the appropriate amount of cleaning pressure, ensuring thorough results without causing any damage to your roof, thanks to our careful attention to PSI (pounds per square inch) as well as the type of solutions that is used. 

Unlike the high-pressure water used for concrete cleaning, which can go up to 4000 PSI, our roof cleaning pressure is more comparable to that used for exterior vehicle cleanings, which is around 1800 PSI. This ensures a gentle yet efficient cleaning process that preserves the integrity of your roof while effectively removing dirt, algae, and moss.

Moreover, by steering clear of harmful chemicals like chlorine, peroxides and alcohols, which are very commonly used in soft washing techniques, our techs prioritize the safety of your roof, landscaping, and pets. Our method which is nothing more than a mild detergent, is designed to be non-toxic and gentle, leaving your roof and yard clean and free from harmful residues.

Protecting Delicate Landscaping:

One of the essential considerations during a roof cleaning is the impact on the surrounding landscaping. Soft and traditional cleaning methods that use harsh chemicals or excessive pressure can lead to damage such as burns and the drying out of plants and vegetation near your home. However, with CNY Roof Cleaners’ safe approach, your delicate landscaping is protected from any harmful effects, leaving your outdoor space unscathed and flourishing. In fact, in addition to only using a mild detergent, we often offer to saturate plants with water prior to cleaning and flush them out after to ensure that any mild soaps aren’t left behind, a step that many exterior cleaning companies skip. 

Non-Toxic for Pets:

We know how important your pets are to you and your family. That’s why our trained technicians only use a pet-safe, mild soap during the roof cleaning process to ensure the well-being of your furry companions. You can have peace of mind, knowing that your pets can safely roam around your home after the cleaning is complete.

Long-Lasting Results:

CNY Roof Cleaners’ safe method focuses on thoroughly removing contaminants, leading to longer-lasting results compared to traditional techniques. By addressing the root causes of dirt, algae, and moss growth, and also providing options for sealing in the work with a clear protective roof coating, we prevent these issues from returning too soon. This means less frequent cleaning needs and more time for you to enjoy a clean and well-maintained roof.

With a proven track record of over 11 years in the industry and over 1200 5-star reviews, CNY Roof Cleaners has established itself as the go-to choice for roof cleaning in Central New York. Our expertise and dedication to providing instant results are a testament to our commitment to delivering top-notch service. So, if you’re looking to restore the beauty and functionality of your roof, trust CNY Roof Cleaners for safe and efficient roof cleaning and clear coating that yields exceptional, and long-lasting results.

CNY Roof Cleaners has offices in both Syracuse and Rochester. Give us a call to get your free estimate today!