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As most of you here at RCIA know. I have
Chuck Bergman Soft Wash Roof Cleaning
and
Chuck Bergman Pressure Cleaning.

MY WEBSITE: http://www.bergmanpressurewashing.com/

As a professional Pressure Washing Contractor, I am posting this information about anyone needing a roof cleaned and considering hiring a Pressure washing only Company to clean it.


I just did a Google search for Charlotte Sarasota County Roof Cleaning and I found  this= "Chemical free roof cleaning" { Feb 17th 2011 }
I went to the persons post and it was a pressure washing guy, using a Cement Surface cleaning machine on a tile roof.
Now, I have had a pressure washing business here in SW Florida, since 1989, but I would never damage someones roof by using pressure to clean their roof, when as all  RCIA members know, we have a far superior method, that does no damage and does not void the roofing manufacturer's warranty. Last of all methods would be a super strong cement surface cleaner, which attaches to a 3000-4000 lb pressure washing machine. This person's picture showed him blasting a tile roof with it, but, imagine if he used that monster on a shingled roof? Bye Bye roof granules and probably some of the shingle tabs as well!
Even on tile, many have been painted, or have a factory glazing. A pressure washer / cement surface cleaner will take much of both off, as well as small pieces of the softer cement that holds the ridge caps in place.

No, the roof cleaning industry, as well as the roofing manufacturers and their warranties, do not approve of using a cement surface cleaning machine!!!
The chemical [ chlorine ] is needed to kill the algae, mold, mildew, fungus that is on any roof. I know as a pressure washing company, that without coating the algae with chlorine,  it will remain alive and growing-though not necessarily visible and be right back next summer!
With a proper "Safe Soft Wash" on your roof, you will usually get 4 years between cleanings.
I will use my cement surface cleaners on driveways and parking lots, not to jet blast roofs!



This is Chuck Bergman's Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing Information.

We are a father and son only business and specialize in the cleaning of roofs offering the newest and only "approved" [ by the roofing association ]
" NO PRESSURE " roof cleaning system.

For asphalt shingle roofs, this system is a must and can add years to your expensive roof's life!
Pressure cleaning a shingled roof removes a large percentage of the granules, that make up the surface and color of your roof.
Many Pressure Washers advertise "NO PRESSURE" but don't actually own the equipment. They simply use their pressure washing machine's chemical injector and end up using "SOME" pressure anyway and explaining [ if you see them do it ] that they turned the pressure way down.
You can't turn a pressure washer "down" enough to not blow the granules off!
ANY pressure will remove much of your asphalt shingle granules! Click below to go to the roofing manufacturers association and read for yourself it's simple clear statement about pressure "HIGH PRESSURE WASHING SYSTEMS FOR ALGAE REMOVAL SHOULD NOT BE USED" http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_217.pdf

Of course, we do have state of the art pressure washing equipment as well for houses, pool enclosures, decks, driveways etc.

Even tile roofs benefit from our "NO PRESSURE" system, in that high pressure will send small pieces of tile and cement holding your ridges in place, off into space!
Also, if you have a finish on your tile roof, such as a solid paint coat or a glazing, high pressure can peel the paint or dull the glazing.

Another reason to hire us to clean your roof is - You may see competitors who say they are "Plant Friendly" or "Water plants well" WE EITHER WATER CONSTANTLY & OR COVER ALL OF YOUR PLANTS WITH TARPS.
That's as "PLANT FRIENDLY" as it gets in this business! 

My son has worked continuously with me since 1994. So, if you have Black Algae on your Roof that needs removing, whether for:

1. Health reasons: Respiratory ailments adversely affected by airborne mold spores
2. To stop the deterioration of the roof: algae eats constantly
3. Aesthetics: Beautiful homes appearances spoiled by black, dscolored roofs
4. Because your homeowners association requires it.

Give us a call! You will be glad you did!


All work is done by either the father or son, there are no employees.

So, you won't get a new guy in training ever with us!



Please call your local office:


Englewood  941-474-8883

Cape Haze, Placida, Rotonda, Grove City  941-698-1959

Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, South Sarasota  941-483-3673

Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda   941-255-8600

 



-- Edited by Bergman Roof Cleaning Port Charlotte FL 941-698-1959 on Sunday 2nd of October 2011 09:20:29 AM



-- Edited by Bergman Roof Cleaning Port Charlotte FL 941-698-1959 on Friday 27th of January 2012 06:24:15 PM

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As most of you here at RCIA know. I have
Chuck Bergman Soft Wash Roof Cleaning
and
Chuck Bergman Pressure Cleaning.

As a professional Pressure Washing Contractor, I am posting this information about anyone needing a roof cleaned and considering hiring a Pressure washing only Company to clean it.


I just did a Google search for Charlotte Sarasota County Roof Cleaning and I found  this= "Chemical free roof cleaning" { Feb 17th 2011 }
I went to the persons post and it was a pressure washing guy, using a Cement Surface cleaning machine on a tile roof.
Now, I have had a pressure washing business since 1989, but I would never damage someones roof by using pressure to clean their roof, when as all  RCIA members know, we have a far superior method, that does no damage and does not void the roofing manufacturer's warranty. Last of all methods would be a super strong cement surface cleaner, which attaches to a 3000-4000 lb pressure washing machine. This person's picture showed him blasting a tile roof with it, but, imagine if he used that monster on a shingled roof? Bye Bye roof granules and probably some of the shingle tabs as well!
Even on tile, many have been painted, or have a factory glazing. A pressure washer / cement surface cleaner will take much of both off, as well as small pieces of the softer cement that holds the ridge caps in place.

No, the roof cleaning industry, as well as the roofing manufacturers and their warranties are not likely to approve of this "Chemical free roof cleaning" using a cement surface machine!!!
The chemical [ chlorine ] is needed to kill the algae, mold, mildew, fungus that is on any roof. I know as a pressure washing company, that without coating the algae with chlorine,  it will remain alive and growing-though not necessarily visible and be right back next summer!
With a proper "Safe Soft Wash" on your roof, you will usually get 4 years between cleanings.
I will use my cement surface cleaners on driveways and parking lots, not to jet blast roofs!


BERGMAN ROOF CLEANING - SOFT WASH NO DAMAGE - RCIA CERTIFIED - CASH DISCOUNTS!

Bergman's Non Pressure "SOFT WASH" Roof Cleaning, Florida

This is Chuck Bergman's  Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing Information page.

We are a father and son only business and specialize in the cleaning of roofs offering the newest and only "approved" [ by the roofing association ]
" NO PRESSURE " roof cleaning system.

For asphalt shingle roofs, this system is a must and can add years to your expensive roof's life!
Pressure cleaning a shingled roof removes a large percentage of the granules, that make up the surface and color of your roof.
Many Pressure Washers advertise "NO PRESSURE" but don't actually own the equipment. They simply use their pressure washing machine's chemical injector and end up using "SOME" pressure anyway and explaining [ if you see them do it ] that they turned the pressure way down.
You can't turn a pressure washer "down" enough to not blow the granules off!
ANY pressure will remove much of your asphalt shingle granules! Click below to go to the roofing manufacturers association and read for yourself it's simple clear statement about pressure "HIGH PRESSURE WASHING SYSTEMS FOR ALGAE REMOVAL SHOULD NOT BE USED" http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_217.pdf

Of course, we do have state of the art pressure washing equipment as well for houses, pool enclosures, decks, driveways etc.
In fact, with our many years of experience, we have found that a pressure washer that puts out a larger flow of water [5.6 GPM]
and less blasting pressure 2000 - 2500 psi, gets the job done better than a high blasting pressure [3000 to 4500 lbs is common and lower water flow [4 GPM] or less.]

Even tile roofs benefit from our "NO PRESSURE" system, in that high pressure will send small pieces of tile and cement holding your ridges in place, off into space!
Also, if you have a finish on your tile roof, such as a solid paint coat or a glazing, high pressure can peel the paint or dull the glazing.

On anything but roofs, pressure is needed, so we also have a 3500 psi machine and a 2500 psi machine with us at all times to use as needed.

Another reason to hire us to clean your roof is - You may see competitors who say they are "Plant Friendly" or "Water plants well" WE EITHER WATER CONSTANTLY & OR COVER ALL OF YOUR PLANTS WITH TARPS.
That's as "PLANT FRIENDLY" as it gets in this business!  Because this offers the maximum protection!

My son has worked continuously with me since 1994. So, if you have Black Algae on your Roof that needs removing, whether for:

#1. Health reasons [Those who suffer respiratory ailments are adversely affected by the airborne mold spores
#2. To stop the deterioration of the roof [ algae eats constantly]
#3. Aesthetics [ many beautiful homes have their appearance spoiled by black, discolored roofs]
#4. Because your homeowners association requires it.

Give us a call! You will be glad you did!



All work is done by either the father or son, there are no employees.

So, you won't get a new guy in training ever with us!



Please call your local office:


Englewood 941-474-8883
Cape Haze, Placida, Rotonda, Grove City 941-698-1959
Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, South Sarasota 941-483-3673
Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, PGI, Burnt Store 941-255-8600



Yes Chuck.....can you believe those guys that use concrete cleaners at 3000 psi on roofs?????? and advertise plant friendly and then cover the plants with plastic???? If its plant friendly then how in the world can it kill whats growing on the roof???

You keep defending the faith there in Sarasota and Charlotte County for Roof Cleaning!

AC



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Thanks AC!
Ya, even before 1991, when I learned to use no pressure roof cleaning methods, I wasn't stupid enough to take my cement surface cleaner up on a roof! Not only can you not see what you are doing under that 20" hood, but it's an accident waiting to happen, controlling the machine and heavy high pressure hose. I never even tried it once! It may be the fastest method of pressure washing a roof, but it ain't too bright!
It's good to be among the trained professional roof cleaners!
Chuck
PS, for those who may not know what these machines look like, here's one being used by us properly, on 2 different driveways. These also used to be called "Flat Surface Cleaners" until the companies selling then thought it would boost sales to suggest cleaning cement tile with them too!

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Can you imagine luggin this monster up on a roof?

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Can you imagine luggin this monster up on a roof?

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WOW! That looks like a 32" Surface Cleaner, which means it probably takes a big 8 gpm / 4000 psi or more machine to run it. I run my two 20" Whisper Wash Cement Surface Cleaners on one of my 2 bigger machines- a 16HP 5.6 gpm machine and an 18hp 5.6 gpm. To get the sufrace cleaners full potential, I have to up the rpm speeds on these big machines. I know I couldn't run a 32" or larger unit with them. I can see a lot of missing stone where it's been!
Bet it knocks out a roof in a jiffy and cuts it's lifespan down in a jiffy too!
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Mine don't have wheels, the one in the picture you showed does, so it's all the more dangerous if you tripped and let go on a steep roof- LOOK OUT BELOW!!! roof cleaningChuck

 



-- Edited by Bergman Roof Cleaning Port Charlotte FL 941-698-1959 on Thursday 17th of February 2011 09:43:49 PM

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941-698-1959
www.bergmanroofcleaning.com

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RNlN3R7CqI



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To update my February post and keep it simple.

Non manufacturer cleaning chemicals & methods may void your roofing warranty, according to the information in their links below, so we just clean them as the manufacturers says to.

The only manufacturer recommended chemicals are chlorine bleach and TSP detergent. You won't find anything else.

HERE ARE THE FACTS FROM THE MANUFACTURERS ETC:

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 {GAF Roofing Manufacturer}
http://www.gaf.com/Warranties_Technical_Documents/Steep_Slope_Technical_Advisory_Bulletins/English_Bulletins/Algae_Staining_On_Shingled_Roof_Surfaces_Steep_Slope_Technical_Point_TAB_R_2011_102.pdf

{ARMA Roofing Manufacturer Association  Cleaning Bulletin}
http://www.asphaltroofing.org/algae-discoloration-roofs


{CORNING Roofing Manufacturer} Click number 1 "algae growth"
http://roofingca.owenscorning.com/homeowner/thingsyoushouldknow/needaroof.aspx


The ARMA also says not to allow anyone to apply any roof coatings. This is a common sales gimmick. Usually pressure washing companies-not roof cleaning companies-will pressure wash your roof and then sell you an after coating, which they want to reapply every 2 years.Names like Roof-A----. Not wanting to name any specific one. Read the ARMA warning below.
http://www.asphaltroofing.org/coating-asphalt-shingles-after-installation

SO, ROOFING MANUFACTURERS SPECIFY ONE PRODUCT TO CLEAN WITH - CHLORINE BLEACH.  

 

THEY SAY SPECIFICALLY NOT TO APPLY ANY COATINGS AT ALL AFTER CLEANING, UNLESS YOU CONTACT YOUR MANUFACTURER FIRST.

THEY ALSO SAY NO BENEFIT HAS BEEN SEEN FROM THESE AFTER-COATINGS.

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SEE SOME OF OUR RECENT JOBS

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27773239@N02/?saved=1----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

YOU WILL NOT HEAR A PRESSURE WASHING MACHINE START UP WHEN WE CLEAN YOUR ROOF. YOU WILL NOT GET THE "BUT WE TURN THE PRESSURE WAY DOWN" STORY

I am a certified roof cleaner, through the Roof Cleaning Institute of America. The RCIA is made up of professional roof cleaners.  

 

RCIA LINK: http://roof-cleaning-institute.activeboard.com/f523639/roof-cleaning-englewood-fl/  

 

SEE SOME OF OUR RECENT JOBS Below.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27773239@N02/?saved=1

 

NOW YOU HAVE VERIFIABLE FACTS WITH LINKS TO MAKE DECISIONS WITH. NOT JUST SALES TALK!

If you would like your roof cleaned by the above manufacturer specifications, please give us a call!

 

Englewood,  Cape Haze, Placida, Rotonda,

 

Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, S. Sarasota 

 

Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda,  941-698-1959





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www.bergmanroofcleaning.com

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RNlN3R7CqI

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