Roof Cleaning (Step 1)
Every roof is different based on material, age, condition, location, and architecture. The stains and streaks you see on your CT roof are a form of algae commonly known as Gloeocapsa Magma. This type of algae thrives during the spring and summer months and usually appears first on the north slope of the roof where shade is prevalent. Panoramic uses safe removal; i.e., use of low pressure and non-toxic cleaners, to remove black streaks, green mold, moss, and lichens. This is a delicate procedure. Therefore, the cleaning process used must be customized to each situation, taking into account safety, cleaning quality, and, most importantly, NO DAMAGE. We want to extend the life of your CT roof, not diminish it. Panoramic can’t stress enough that we do not rely on power washing alone to do the cleaning. We use it only as a facilitator to activate the cleaners we initially apply so as to provide an immediate improvement to the appearance of your roof. Work is performed according to roof manufacturer specifications.
Roof Cleaning (Step 2)
Additionally, we strive to extend the longevity of your roof by top coating it with a time-released, biodegradable coating that protects over time and works with the elements to prolong the time before any staining re-occurs. Again, this is an additional step which is done after your roof has been safely cleaned. This is an important step, and we recommend that your CT roof be treated annually via Step 2 to prevent mold or moss from ever getting started. This will extend the life of your roof and keep it looking fresh and new for years to come. Maintaining your roof will increase its longevity, enhance the curb appeal of your home, and potentially lower your electric bill. Step 2 has a residual effect and actually adheres to the surface upon which it is applied. In addition, Step 2 will continue to clean long after the stains can’t be seen by the naked eye. Remember, in most cases, you only need to clean your roof, not replace it.