It is imperative to understand the science behind roof algae and lichen infestation, and why ignoring this condition can result in the loss of up to 50% of the roof's lifespan - a very expensive consequence. The technical name for what is causing the black roof stains is Gloeocapsa Magma, an airborne algae that feeds on limestone filler in your shingle material. Lichensare a parasite of algae and subsists on it as it's food source. Notice the drawing to the right and you will see the symbiotic relationship that these two spores have with each other. Lichen infestation accelerates the damage to the shingles with root tentacles that embed themselves in the protective shingle granules. With time, this results in the granules dislodging creating voids that expose the shingle mat to weather and UV rays. Moss acts as a moisture trap preventing cedar and asphalt roofing material from fully drying out resulting in rot.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND WHAT'S KILLING YOUR ROOF
Low-Pressure Solution Cleaning Process
The House Shampoo proprietary low-pressure cleaning process is a gentle thorough delivery system to apply and saturate the target area with customized solutions while protecting the surrounding features and flora. For roof cleaning, this process is the only one recommended by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) protecting your shingle material warranty.
For siding, whether it's vinyl, cedar, dryvit, aluminum, or shake, each have vulnerabilities that make pressure washing a poor choice. Water forced into gaps and weep holes, aggressive 3,000+ psi pressure on dryvit or wood, all increase the odds for damage to these expensive materials. Low-pressure, specialized "soft-wash" equipment and customizable solutions are the safest most thorough means for gently cleaning siding and a full array of sensitive exterior features.
THE FUTURE OF CLEANING IS HERE
Protect Your Investments
Office, commercial and special use properties, including mini-malls, banks, municipal, churches, or public arenas deserve the love. Every exterior feature of your buildings can be rejuvenated to preserve your property ...
First Impressions Matter
Roof stains, dirty siding, walks, decks and drives in need of attention? Your Sellers and Buyers property can be transformed in less than one day! Suggest a "Home Makeover" cleaning and attract buyers attention ...
"We just love what we do!"
GENTLE ~ THOROUGH
LOW ~ PRESSURE
We are privileged to work on some spectacular properties. Don't leave without checking out our slideshow ...
SIDING CEDAR DRYVIT STUCCO HARDY PLANK ALUMINUM VINYL
HARDSCAPES STONE BRICK CONCRETE LIMESTONE BLUE STONE PAVERS WALLS
OTHER SURFACES DECKS FENCING DOCKS OUTDOOR FURNITURE AWNINGS FOUNTAINS
Just some of the communities we serve ... again, please ask!
Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Buffalo Grove, Cary, Campton Hills, Crystal Lake, Deer Park, Deerfield, East Dundee, Elburn, Elgin, Geneva,
Glencoe, Glenview, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Hoffman Estates, Johnsburg, Knollwood, Lake Barrington, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lake Geneva, WI, Lake Villa,
Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lindenhurst, Long Grove, McHenry, Mettawa, Mundelein, Naperville, North Barrington, Northbrook, North Chicago, Oak Brook, Palatine, Park Ridge, Riverwoods, Rolling Meadows, Saint Charles, South Elgin, Spring Grove, Trout Valley, Vernon Hills, Wauconda, Wayne, West Dundee, Winnetka