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Roof Cleaning, Pressure Washing 33981,33947,33946,33953,33987,33993,33948,34224 etc

First off, to clarify some "advertising" wording you may see around.
Chemical Free Roof Cleaning means "PRESSURE WASHING IT"
Visit my website and go to the Manufacturer Specifics page and read from many manufacturers the proper cleaning agents and application methods they state should be used to clean their warrantied products.
All say one thing in common "DO NOT PRESSURE WASH"

Also, there is a link showing that you can void your warranty by allowing anyone to apply ANY after-coatings. Fungi-sides, algae-sides, copper, zinc etc. NOT ANYTHING!

"NO WALK ON ROOF CLEANING" Means your roof is cleaned from a ladder at the roofs edge.
This requires that more cleaning chemicals be used, plus a professional roof cleaner, walking on your roof can point out existing problems and potential problems with your roof, that may be a cheap fix now, but in the future [ when you know about a problem because of ceiling stains, is now expensive.
We suggest allowing us { PROFESSIONALS } to walk the roof and look for soft spots and openings that will result in leaks. We will clean any roof from a ladder, if you wish. We have done many many roofs that way too. It's easy-just not the most beneficial to you, the homeowner, in my professional opinion.

Roof Cleaning Does Not Cost, It Saves You Money!

If you need info about roof cleaning, according to roofing manufacturer specifications, here below are their links and quotes.

See some of our before and after jobs here-

When your roof forms blackened or green areas, you need a professional roof cleaner that uses (Roofing Manufacturer) approved chlorine based mixes to kill and remove it and prolong your roofs life, as well as maintain it's warranty. The savings from roof cleaning pays for itself by:

* Making your home more appealing to your friends, relatives, neighbors and prospective buyers, because it will look like your home has a new roof. This will also help you sell the house faster.
* True Curb Appeal.

* Making a healthier home by removing bacteria from your environment that could make you sick.

* Adding years to the life to your tile or asphalt shingle roof. We do this by removing gloeocapsa magma from your roof. It is a species of bacteria fungus that feeds upon the limestone filler in asphalt shingle roofs and causes granule loss as it slowly dissolves your asphalt shingles or degrades your tile roof.

* Lowering electric bills by removing the heat absorbing dark, damp bacterial fungus which makes your roof absorb and retain heat.

We are more experienced than any other roof cleaning company in our area. Newer roof cleaning companies are still experimenting and learning, with trial and error on your roof, while Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning & Pressure Washing has been providing no pressure, damage free, roof cleaning services Since 1991.

Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning & Pressure Washing kills and removes this roof eating bacteria from your roof with our { Actually, the chemicals and process are not "ours" they are those specified by the manufacturers of roofing products. The manufacturers should know best how to care for their products, we figure.} damage free, soft washing, roof cleaning process. We have been roof cleaning in Charlotte and Sarasota County Florida since 1991 with this method, but we have been pressure cleaning contractors here since 1989.

We can provide you with soft-wash roof cleaning, or pressure wash your house, pool areas, decks, driveways or business, condo exteriors and parking lot cleaning services, that will make your roof, home, condo or business look it's absolute best, while saving you money and it generally lasts 3-5 years! That is cheap maintenance, especially when compared to the cost of a new roof! Plus consider the payback from roof longevity etc. Or a much faster home / business sale! Northerners may look at an algae infested roof and assume the home needs a new roof, when in actuality, it just needs a gentle cleaning!

It has been estimated that 70% of all roofs replaced, just needed cleaning.

Remove Black Streaks and Roof Stains with a Gentle Soft-Roof-Wash by Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning.

Below Is Our Roof Cleaning Procedure:

* First we begin watering any plants in the area under the roof line where we will be cleaning. We water continuously , from the beginning of our work to the end.

* This protects the plants, causing them to absorb water and not roof cleaning solutions.
* As we see fit, we may tarp certain plants as well.

* Then we apply the chlorine based roof cleaning solutions approved by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) as well as all the roofing manufacturers I could find, who state a cleaning method for roofing on their websites. ** **

We work with a 12 volt application pump and no pressure is needed or used to accomplish the cleaning, just 60 psi *just over the pressure in a garden hose*. The mixture that the roofing manufacturers specify, kills and disintegrates the bacteria / fungus and makes it disappear immediately.

* New $$$ making ideas have cropped up in recent years, trying to sell the public on "GO GREEN" Eco-Friendly chemicals.
* I have personally tested 2 of these [ Can't name names, but they are like "Bla Bla Bla & Forget"
* Most do not even suggest that you will see results before a few months to a year go by, even though you pay them the day they do the job.
* Then, I assume, they hope you "Forget" to return it for a refund!

No pressure washer, surface cleaning machines nor pitch witch is used in our roof cleaning procedure ever. These are rough and damaging to roofing and will likely void your roofing manufacturer warranty.

Call us: 941-698-1959

-- Edited by Bergman Roof Cleaning Port Charlotte FL 941-698-1959 on Monday 30th of July 2012 09:38:54 AM


Serving Englewood Rotonda North Port Cape Haze Venice Port Charlotte Punta Gorda Boca Grande Charlotte and Southern Sarasota Counties in Florida.


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You are absolutly Right!
Here is a vid I made of 2 roofs side by side! One was washed with the RCIA method a couple of years ago and is still clean today! The other was pressure washed!

Heres the vid:




From up on the Roof cleaning, Gutter cleaning, to down on the Concrete cleaning...

All pressure washing services in between!

Serving  PG, Charles, St Marys and Calvert county Maryland

Cleaning service 

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Thanks Mike! GREAT addition to my information post! SEEING IS BELIEVING!


Serving Englewood Rotonda North Port Cape Haze Venice Port Charlotte Punta Gorda Boca Grande Charlotte and Southern Sarasota Counties in Florida.


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