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Want to test a new "green" product on your roof? Pressure Wash it? Have a coating applied to it, so it will stay clean 2 years?
Or instead, be safe and stick with the Manufacturer instructions?


Below is the manufacturer "non-pressure" gentle dispersion and chemicals we use at 

 
Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning.


We know your roof is expensive and you probably don't want to have any new chemicals tested out on your roof?

Non manufacturer cleaning methods may void your roofing warranty, according to the information in their links below, so we just clean them as the manufacturer says to.
Then we get no lawsuits!

 

The main manufacturer recommended chemical is chlorine bleach.

Is bleach truly green and eco-friendly?


Yes I would say it is. Chlorine bleach is Sodium Hypochlorite [look at the ingredients in Chlorox etc] and is made from common salt. It bio-degrades back into salt when it dries up.

 

Chlorine is something we all drink from our tap water, soak in it in our showers and tubs and swim in it in our pools.

 

AT LEAST WE ALL KNOW WHAT WE ARE DEALING WITH, WHEN IT COMES TO CHLORINE. NOT SO WITH UNKNOWN CHEMICALS CALLED "GREEN"


The only real danger from chlorine, is if an unqualified roof cleaner does not care for your plants, directly below a roof edge, he can burn a line in your vegetation.
We take professional precautions, before, during and after cleaning all roofs.

 

HERE ARE THE FACTS FROM THE MANUFACTURERS ETC:
Below are the only manufacturer suggested chemicals I have been able to find on any manufacturer website, bulletin, etc. Some *alternative chemical users* claim "Approved" but do not supply manufacturer links to prove it.
The below info and links, prove how those who manufacture and warranty your roofing approve of cleaning them!

__________________________________________________________________

From GAF Roofing Manufacturers about black algae removal:

http://www.gaf.com/Documents/Algae_Staining_on_Shingled_Roof_Surfaces_-_Steep_Slope_Techn-43-808-v3.pdf

Below is a partial "cut and paste" excerpt from the above link: GAF Roofing Manufacturers, on how to clean a roof:

 

"If a new roof is not an option, GAF recommends cleaning the roof with a special mixture. That mixture is: 4 gallons of water, 1 gallon of bleach and 1 cup of TSP" "What NOT To Do! Do not power wash the shingles to clean the shingles. Some roof cleaning companies offer this service. However, it is not recommended."

From ARMA roofing manufacturers Association-how to clean roofing.

http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_217.pdf

Below is a partial excerpt cut and pasted below from ARMA:

Algae discolorations to remove from roofing surfaces, applying a solution of chlorine bleach, trisodium phosphate, {TSP}and water. Solutions for these ingredients depend on the amount of discoloration. Solutions range to one cup TSP and 2.5 gallons each of bleach and water. First, gently disperse this solution on the roofing surface. Avoid scrubbing the surface, as this friction may loosen and remove granules. Caution! High pressure washing systems for algae removal should not be used.

Owens Corning Roofing Manufacturers say
the same thing:

"USE CHLORINE and TSP" "DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER"

Corning info in link below.
http://webapps.easy2.com/cm2/flash/generic_index.asp?page_id=36077811

This one, from the ARMA, says not to allow anyone to apply any

*after coating*

such as Algae-cides, Fungicides, zinc, copper, or other treatments - not anything!

http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_227.pdf

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


THEY SAY SPECIFICALLY NOT TO APPLY ANY COATINGS AT ALL AFTER CLEANING.


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

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

 

 

Englewood  941-474-8883


Cape Haze, Placida, Rotonda 941-698-1959


Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, S. Sarasota 941-483-3673


Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, PGI 941-255-8600


********************************************************************

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

 

We are certified roof cleaners, through the Roof Cleaning Institute of America. The RCIA is made up of professional roof cleaners, with a membership of aprox 2400.

 

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

We have also operated our pressure washing business here in Charlotte and South Sarasota County since 1989.
We just don't pressure wash roofing, because it's the wrong way to do it!



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Good work Chuck. Thanks for posting.

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Roof Cleaning New Jersey wrote:

Good work Chuck. Thanks for posting.


Thanks! smile  You and anyone else here may feel free to copy and paste those links I have in any advertising you make up-my wording too. The "Go Green" and Roof-Teat-Ment guys can't deny the manufacturers words! At least not with verifiable links, just with talk!

They should have stuck to advertising their own businesses and left us alone!



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Bergman Roof Cleaning Port Charlotte FL 941-698-1959 wrote:

Want to test a new "green" product on your roof? Pressure Wash it? Have a coating applied to it, so it will stay clean 2 years?
Or instead, be safe and stick with the Manufacturer instructions?


Below is the manufacturer "non-pressure" gentle dispersion and chemicals we use at 

 
Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning.


We know your roof is expensive and you probably don't want to have any new chemicals tested out on your roof?

Non manufacturer cleaning methods may void your roofing warranty, according to the information in their links below, so we just clean them as the manufacturer says to.
Then we get no lawsuits!

 

The main manufacturer recommended chemical is chlorine bleach.

Is bleach truly green and eco-friendly?


Yes I would say it is. Chlorine bleach is Sodium Hypochlorite [look at the ingredients in Chlorox etc] and is made from common salt. It bio-degrades back into salt when it dries up.

 

Chlorine is something we all drink from our tap water, soak in it in our showers and tubs and swim in it in our pools.

 

AT LEAST WE ALL KNOW WHAT WE ARE DEALING WITH, WHEN IT COMES TO CHLORINE. NOT SO WITH UNKNOWN CHEMICALS CALLED "GREEN"


The only real danger from chlorine, is if an unqualified roof cleaner does not care for your plants, directly below a roof edge, he can burn a line in your vegetation.
We take professional precautions, before, during and after cleaning all roofs.

 

HERE ARE THE FACTS FROM THE MANUFACTURERS ETC:
Below are the only manufacturer suggested chemicals I have been able to find on any manufacturer website, bulletin, etc. Some *alternative chemical users* claim "Approved" but do not supply manufacturer links to prove it.
The below info and links, prove how those who manufacture and warranty your roofing approve of cleaning them!

__________________________________________________________________

From GAF Roofing Manufacturers about black algae removal:

http://www.gaf.com/Documents/Algae_Staining_on_Shingled_Roof_Surfaces_-_Steep_Slope_Techn-43-808-v3.pdf

Below is a partial "cut and paste" excerpt from the above link: GAF Roofing Manufacturers, on how to clean a roof:

 

"If a new roof is not an option, GAF recommends cleaning the roof with a special mixture. That mixture is: 4 gallons of water, 1 gallon of bleach and 1 cup of TSP" "What NOT To Do! Do not power wash the shingles to clean the shingles. Some roof cleaning companies offer this service. However, it is not recommended."

From ARMA roofing manufacturers Association-how to clean roofing.

http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_217.pdf

Below is a partial excerpt cut and pasted below from ARMA:

Algae discolorations to remove from roofing surfaces, applying a solution of chlorine bleach, trisodium phosphate, {TSP}and water. Solutions for these ingredients depend on the amount of discoloration. Solutions range to one cup TSP and 2.5 gallons each of bleach and water. First, gently disperse this solution on the roofing surface. Avoid scrubbing the surface, as this friction may loosen and remove granules. Caution! High pressure washing systems for algae removal should not be used.

Owens Corning Roofing Manufacturers say
the same thing:

"USE CHLORINE and TSP" "DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER"

Corning info in link below.
http://webapps.easy2.com/cm2/flash/generic_index.asp?page_id=36077811

This one, from the ARMA, says not to allow anyone to apply any

*after coating*

such as Algae-cides, Fungicides, zinc, copper, or other treatments - not anything!

http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_227.pdf

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


THEY SAY SPECIFICALLY NOT TO APPLY ANY COATINGS AT ALL AFTER CLEANING.


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

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

 

 

Englewood  941-474-8883


Cape Haze, Placida, Rotonda 941-698-1959


Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, S. Sarasota 941-483-3673


Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, PGI 941-255-8600


********************************************************************

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

 

We are certified roof cleaners, through the Roof Cleaning Institute of America. The RCIA is made up of professional roof cleaners, with a membership of aprox 2400.

 

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

We have also operated our pressure washing business here in Charlotte and South Sarasota County since 1989.
We just don't pressure wash roofing, because it's the wrong way to do it!


 And this is why I highly praise Chuck in some of my blogs. Good Post!



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Chuck... Additionally, extending the life of a roof by cleaning is the ultimate in "Green"...were keeping lots of fiberglass/ asphalt out of landfills. Same goes with a house wash... Yearly gentle cleanings will make a paint job last twice as long! Sorry to rain on the bleach haters parade, but we are as green as it gets!!!

Sodium hydroxide has a frakin half life, as does copper sulfate. I used to own a fish farm, used copper sulfate for aquatic weed control...always scooping dead catfish after it's application!


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JHWorth wrote:
Bergman Roof Cleaning Port Charlotte FL 941-698-1959 wrote:

Want to test a new "green" product on your roof? Pressure Wash it? Have a coating applied to it, so it will stay clean 2 years?
Or instead, be safe and stick with the Manufacturer instructions?


Below is the manufacturer "non-pressure" gentle dispersion and chemicals we use at 

 
Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning.


We know your roof is expensive and you probably don't want to have any new chemicals tested out on your roof?

Non manufacturer cleaning methods may void your roofing warranty, according to the information in their links below, so we just clean them as the manufacturer says to.
Then we get no lawsuits!

 

The main manufacturer recommended chemical is chlorine bleach.

Is bleach truly green and eco-friendly?


Yes I would say it is. Chlorine bleach is Sodium Hypochlorite [look at the ingredients in Chlorox etc] and is made from common salt. It bio-degrades back into salt when it dries up.

 

Chlorine is something we all drink from our tap water, soak in it in our showers and tubs and swim in it in our pools.

 

AT LEAST WE ALL KNOW WHAT WE ARE DEALING WITH, WHEN IT COMES TO CHLORINE. NOT SO WITH UNKNOWN CHEMICALS CALLED "GREEN"


The only real danger from chlorine, is if an unqualified roof cleaner does not care for your plants, directly below a roof edge, he can burn a line in your vegetation.
We take professional precautions, before, during and after cleaning all roofs.

 

HERE ARE THE FACTS FROM THE MANUFACTURERS ETC:
Below are the only manufacturer suggested chemicals I have been able to find on any manufacturer website, bulletin, etc. Some *alternative chemical users* claim "Approved" but do not supply manufacturer links to prove it.
The below info and links, prove how those who manufacture and warranty your roofing approve of cleaning them!

__________________________________________________________________

From GAF Roofing Manufacturers about black algae removal:

http://www.gaf.com/Documents/Algae_Staining_on_Shingled_Roof_Surfaces_-_Steep_Slope_Techn-43-808-v3.pdf

Below is a partial "cut and paste" excerpt from the above link: GAF Roofing Manufacturers, on how to clean a roof:

 

"If a new roof is not an option, GAF recommends cleaning the roof with a special mixture. That mixture is: 4 gallons of water, 1 gallon of bleach and 1 cup of TSP" "What NOT To Do! Do not power wash the shingles to clean the shingles. Some roof cleaning companies offer this service. However, it is not recommended."

From ARMA roofing manufacturers Association-how to clean roofing.

http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_217.pdf

Below is a partial excerpt cut and pasted below from ARMA:

Algae discolorations to remove from roofing surfaces, applying a solution of chlorine bleach, trisodium phosphate, {TSP}and water. Solutions for these ingredients depend on the amount of discoloration. Solutions range to one cup TSP and 2.5 gallons each of bleach and water. First, gently disperse this solution on the roofing surface. Avoid scrubbing the surface, as this friction may loosen and remove granules. Caution! High pressure washing systems for algae removal should not be used.

Owens Corning Roofing Manufacturers say
the same thing:

"USE CHLORINE and TSP" "DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER"

Corning info in link below.
http://webapps.easy2.com/cm2/flash/generic_index.asp?page_id=36077811

This one, from the ARMA, says not to allow anyone to apply any

*after coating*

such as Algae-cides, Fungicides, zinc, copper, or other treatments - not anything!

http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_227.pdf

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


THEY SAY SPECIFICALLY NOT TO APPLY ANY COATINGS AT ALL AFTER CLEANING.


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

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

 

 

Englewood  941-474-8883


Cape Haze, Placida, Rotonda 941-698-1959


Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, S. Sarasota 941-483-3673


Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, PGI 941-255-8600


********************************************************************

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

 

We are certified roof cleaners, through the Roof Cleaning Institute of America. The RCIA is made up of professional roof cleaners, with a membership of aprox 2400.

 

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

We have also operated our pressure washing business here in Charlotte and South Sarasota County since 1989.
We just don't pressure wash roofing, because it's the wrong way to do it!


 And this is why I highly praise Chuck in some of my blogs. Good Post!


Hey thanks Jeff! Send me some of those blogs!

I love reading nice things about myself! biggrinbiggrin biggrin



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sweetwaterfish wrote:

Chuck... Additionally, extending the life of a roof by cleaning is the ultimate in "Green"...were keeping lots of fiberglass/ asphalt out of landfills. Same goes with a house wash... Yearly gentle cleanings will make a paint job last twice as long! Sorry to rain on the bleach haters parade, but we are as green as it gets!!!

Sodium hydroxide has a frakin half life, as does copper sulfate. I used to own a fish farm, used copper sulfate for aquatic weed control...always scooping dead catfish after it's application!


Good points Ray!

I have a couple of blogs that add the "roofing in landfills" into the equation.

I would assume that all the copper sulfate sprayed on a roof, ends up at the bottom of a lot of ponds and waterways. It has to be resprayed on every 2 years, so it must be washed away? confuse



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Great posts Chuck and Ray!
Landfills are FULL of comp roofs. There is a big push by the manufacturers to go green by taking the old roofs to recycling centers or a recycling landfill but the big problem with that is sorting out the wood, wrappers and metal flashing from the shingles before disposal, so most roofing companies in the Houston area don't do it. I'm all for cleaning the roofs to prolong the life.

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Will do Chuck.

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Thanks Tom & Jeff!

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