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Does the roof cleaning industry harm the roofing industry?

I doubt it affects it adversely, if both the professional roofing contractor and the professional roof cleaning contractor are honest and fair with the homeowner.
My point being:
1. I consider myself an honest roof cleaner. So, if I am asked to clean a roof, that I [after over 20 years experience] feel is a better candidate for replacement, I tell the homeowner so and recommend a local roofing contractor to them.

2. If a roofing contractor is asked about roof replacement and he recognizes that the roof is not in need of replacement, then he would recommend to the homeowner, that it really just needs to be cleaned, not replaced and have the name of a reputable roof cleaner, who cleans roofs according to the roofing manufacturer's specifications. They can network back and forth that way.
So, no, if both are honest, neither will have an adverse affect on the other business.

I know that roofing contractors have to have training and licensing by the state [here in Florida]
Roof cleaning is not the same. But there are places to learn proper roof cleaning and to gain "certification" such as The Roof Cleaning Institute Of America. I am a certified roof cleaner myself from the RCIA. But, I had already used this gentle roof cleaning method, since 1991 and was certified in 2009.
Below is some pretty clear info on how to clean roofing and how not to use a pressure device, such as a pressure washer, cement surface cleaning machine, pitch witch or even a broom!
They suggest cleaning roofs chemically, not blasting the dirt and algae off, along with the shingle granules, paint or glazing on some tile or blowing the cement holding the tile ridge caps in place.

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/g...ge_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


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Chuck this is very informative. I would like to repost this in a few outlets. Thanks for taking the time to write this.

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Roof Cleaning New Jersey wrote:

Chuck this is very informative. I would like to repost this in a few outlets. Thanks for taking the time to write this.


 Thanks! Be my guest at reposting it.

I sat around trying to think of a new subject, that would allow me to include info needed by the public, as well as to ease the minds of roofers. smile



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Being a roofer I have found offering this service to my clients is in their best interest. Vs. most roofing contractors misleading the customer by saying they need a new roof. A roof is the biggest appliance in ones home, by maintaining this appliance (roof cleaning & repairing) with regular maintenance you can extend the roofs life by several years. Guess who they will call when it is in the need of replacement?

Ps. Great info u have provided! I learn so much direct from u guys spending the time to spread the word on doing things the right way!


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Thanks Guys!!

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This issue has been on my mind alot lately as I've gone door to door here in Ames Iowa offering inspections and cleaning quotes. Seems like everybody trusts their roofer, they are the "industry experts" in people's minds. What everyone seems to forget is that your roofer is a SHINGLE SALESMAN. Yes, I am a cleaning service salesman (and technician), but why do people inherently trust their shingle salesman but take my offer for a second opinion/inspection with a grain of salt?  The answer is because in Iowa roof cleaning is new. It takes time, repeated exposure, large investment of money and a plan to warm people up to something they percieve as innovative.

So, to get back on topic, ideally the two industries (roofing and roof cleaning) are complementary but in practice (at least in a market like Iowa where roof cleaning is new) I think that roofers are doing a huge diservice to clients who don't know about roof cleaning. My biggest competitors are roofers. I say this because most of my potential clients (I define this as anyone with a roof that has gloeocapsa magma stains, but whose roofing system is not otherwise in need of replacement), are planning on replacing their roof in the near future because a roofer told them to. The roofer in Iowa currently does not carry the burden of demonstrating the relative advantage of his service over mine, even though his costs 20 times as much. I hope to change that. 

If anyone is trying to open a new market and wants a good read check out Diffusion of Innovations by Everett M. Rogers. This was the textbook for my favorite class at Iowa State



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YUP!
Being honest and fair with customers, is a choice we all have to make. Roofers or Roof Cleaners.

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I have to say when I started a few years ago roofers and I exchanged some pretty ugly glances { ok I'm ugly } And I never had a problem telling a HO that I couldn't help them. But as we all know a new roof shows black streaks within five to seven years. So what does a HO do when they get these streaks on thier new roof? They call the Roofer and complain. Now this year I find the roofing company is glad that I'm around or atleast roof cleaners. They might not be happy that a HO chooses to clean their roof but when someone with a new roof is complaining in a couple years they love giving out your info.

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Replacing your roof will not solve the mold problem, With its food source being the limestone filler in asphalt singles, Roof Algae (Gloeocapsa Magma) has successfully migrated everywhere in the USA and is thriving in the humid climates of Tampa, Clearwater, Safety Harbor and St Petersburg areas of Florida.

Pressure washing can create leaks in tile roofs and does not kill mold just sends it airborne to grow else where.  The build-up of dead algae creates a hardy protective "shell", fostering its rapid growth. Visible as dark streaks running down the roof.

The Apple chemical roof cleaning system last three to five times longer than any type of pressure cleaning restoring your roof to its original color for pennies the cost of replacement roofs. Our cleaning process safely kills, disinfects and removes algae, moss, mold and mildew. Rinsing away years of discoloration and restoring to a like new appearance.

The dark stains can also contribute to increased cooling costs by raising interior temperatures. This increased "heat cycle" also works to further deteriorate and reduce the life of the shingle.

Shingle roofs have a 25 year life expectance, roof algae multiplies at a fast rate; the root build-up retains moisture and works to dislodge the tiny granules that protect the shingles. The result is a shortened shingle life and a costly roof replacement.    In 80% of the cases we"ve found a simple tile roof cleaning was all that was nessary. The roof cleaning association recommends chemical cleaning verses pressure washing. 

Mold on your roof can work its way inside your home through ridge vents and softs, which can cause health problems for people suffering from COPD or asthma thoes who live in this environment it becomes hazardous to their health and quality of life.

Call Apple Roof Cleaning for any of the following services:

Algae Removal, Algae Cleaning, Asphalt Shingle Cleaning, Roof Wash, Roof Cleaning, Roof Algae, Roof Moss, Roof Mold, Roof Black Streaks, Roof Black Stains, Exterior House Cleaning, Shingle Cleaning, Black Streaks, Shampoo Roof, Roof Cleaners, Redington Shores Roof Cleaning, South West Florida Roof Cleaners, Roof Cleaning Service, Roof Cleaning Contractor, Moss Removal, Moss Cleaning, Deck Cleaning, Pool Cages!

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Gary;

Is Chris Tucker, the founder of this forum (RCIA) and the OWNER of Apple Roof Cleaning aware that you are usuing his name in the same general area that he works in.? I highly doubt and he will probably be highly pissed when he finds out.  Just so you knowsmilesmile



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Yeah... Thats an odd post.
I'm not sure if its offensive?

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Hi Eric, I made a separate post about this when I found it and Chris answered it here-

Chis didn't call him the scumbag he appears to be to me!
http://roof-cleaning-institute.activeboard.com/t53967223/another-apple-roof-cleaning/



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Replacing your roof will not solve the mold problem, With its food source being the limestone filler in asphalt singles, Roof Algae (Gloeocapsa Magma) has successfully migrated everywhere in the USA and is thriving in the humid climates of Tampa, Clearwater, Safety Harbor and St Petersburg areas of Florida.

Pressure washing can create leaks in tile roofs and does not kill mold just sends it airborne to grow else where.  The build-up of dead algae creates a hardy protective "shell", fostering its rapid growth. Visible as dark streaks running down the roof.

The Apple chemical roof cleaning system last three to five times longer than any type of pressure cleaning restoring your roof to its original color for pennies the cost of replacement roofs. Our cleaning process safely kills, disinfects and removes algae, moss, mold and mildew. Rinsing away years of discoloration and restoring to a like new appearance.

The dark stains can also contribute to increased cooling costs by raising interior temperatures. This increased "heat cycle" also works to further deteriorate and reduce the life of the shingle.

Shingle roofs have a 25 year life expectance, roof algae multiplies at a fast rate; the root build-up retains moisture and works to dislodge the tiny granules that protect the shingles. The result is a shortened shingle life and a costly roof replacement.    In 80% of the cases we"ve found a simple tile roof cleaning was all that was nessary. The roof cleaning association recommends chemical cleaning verses pressure washing. 

Mold on your roof can work its way inside your home through ridge vents and softs, which can cause health problems for people suffering from COPD or asthma thoes who live in this environment it becomes hazardous to their health and quality of life.

Call Apple Roof Cleaning for any of the following services:

Algae Removal, Algae Cleaning, Asphalt Shingle Cleaning, Roof Wash, Roof Cleaning, Roof Algae, Roof Moss, Roof Mold, Roof Black Streaks, Roof Black Stains, Exterior House Cleaning, Shingle Cleaning, Black Streaks, Shampoo Roof, Roof Cleaners, Redington Shores Roof Cleaning, South West Florida Roof Cleaners, Roof Cleaning Service, Roof Cleaning Contractor, Moss Removal, Moss Cleaning, Deck Cleaning, Pool Cages!

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Palm Harbor FL, Madeira Beach FL, North Redington Beach FL, Palm Harbor FL Roof Cleaning, Pinellas Park, Clearwater Beach, Redington Beach, Safety Harbor, Saint Pete Beach, St Petersburg, Seminole, Tarpon Springs, Tierra Verde, Treasure Island, New Port Richey, Odessa, Pasco, Port Richey, Saint Leo, San Antonio, Wesley Chapel, Valrico, Zephyrhills, Land O' Lakes, Hudson, Dade City, Gulfport, East Lake Woodlands, Clearwater, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, Dunedin Largo FL, Bradenton, Sarasota county Florida - just call 727-277-2524 and ask what a clean roof can do for you!!  For roof cleaning services in pasco county call 727-277-2662  or visit Apple Roof Cleaning


 



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garycompton wrote:

Replacing your roof will not solve the mold problem, With its food source being the limestone filler in asphalt singles, Roof Algae (Gloeocapsa Magma) has successfully migrated everywhere in the USA and is thriving in the humid climates of Tampa, Clearwater, Safety Harbor and St Petersburg areas of Florida.

Pressure washing can create leaks in tile roofs and does not kill mold just sends it airborne to grow else where.  The build-up of dead algae creates a hardy protective "shell", fostering its rapid growth. Visible as dark streaks running down the roof.

The Apple chemical roof cleaning system last three to five times longer than any type of pressure cleaning restoring your roof to its original color for pennies the cost of replacement roofs. Our cleaning process safely kills, disinfects and removes algae, moss, mold and mildew. Rinsing away years of discoloration and restoring to a like new appearance.

The dark stains can also contribute to increased cooling costs by raising interior temperatures. This increased "heat cycle" also works to further deteriorate and reduce the life of the shingle.

Shingle roofs have a 25 year life expectance, roof algae multiplies at a fast rate; the root build-up retains moisture and works to dislodge the tiny granules that protect the shingles. The result is a shortened shingle life and a costly roof replacement.    In 80% of the cases we"ve found a simple tile roof cleaning was all that was nessary. The roof cleaning association recommends chemical cleaning verses pressure washing. 

Mold on your roof can work its way inside your home through ridge vents and softs, which can cause health problems for people suffering from COPD or asthma thoes who live in this environment it becomes hazardous to their health and quality of life.

Call Apple Roof Cleaning for any of the following services:

Algae Removal, Algae Cleaning, Asphalt Shingle Cleaning, Roof Wash, Roof Cleaning, Roof Algae, Roof Moss, Roof Mold, Roof Black Streaks, Roof Black Stains, Exterior House Cleaning, Shingle Cleaning, Black Streaks, Shampoo Roof, Roof Cleaners, Redington Shores Roof Cleaning, South West Florida Roof Cleaners, Roof Cleaning Service, Roof Cleaning Contractor, Moss Removal, Moss Cleaning, Deck Cleaning, Pool Cages!

Proudly Serving:

Palm Harbor FL, Madeira Beach FL, North Redington Beach FL, Palm Harbor FL Roof Cleaning, Pinellas Park, Clearwater Beach, Redington Beach, Safety Harbor, Saint Pete Beach, St Petersburg, Seminole, Tarpon Springs, Tierra Verde, Treasure Island, New Port Richey, Odessa, Pasco, Port Richey, Saint Leo, San Antonio, Wesley Chapel, Valrico, Zephyrhills, Land O' Lakes, Hudson, Dade City, Gulfport, East Lake Woodlands, Clearwater, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, Dunedin Largo FL, Bradenton, Sarasota county Florida - just call 727-277-2524 and ask what a clean roof can do for you!!  For roof cleaning services in pasco county call 727-277-2662  or visit Apple Roof Cleaning


 Garycompton, nice post in behalf of Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa! You forgot to put his link in. Here it is:

http://www.saferoofcleaning.com/



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