FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
These are some of the most frequently asked questions that we get regarding roof and exterior cleaning but if these don't answer your question, give us a call! We love to talk about our services and we will be more than happy to address any concerns you may have.
Why do I need to clean my roof?
A dirty roof can cause increased energy bills, mold in your attic space, and decrease your homes value. Cleaning your roof is actually recommended by the manufacturing company because the microorganisms that grow on your roof can actually cause premature damage if gone untreated.
What are the black streaks on my roof?
The black streaks on the roofing surface are actually a living microbial that feeds off of the limestone filler in the shingles themselves. Just like any living organism, as it eat, it defecates- all over your roof! This organism is known as Gloeocapsa Magma. Gloeocapsa Magma is transported through the air so, if you have black streaks on your roof, it is spreading to the rest of your roof as well as to your neighbors’ roof! Give us a call and see how we can stop this infestation invasion!
Shouldn’t I just replace my roof instead of cleaning it?
No. Often times a roof may appear to be in worse shape than it really is just because it is dirty. Roofing surfaces can be warrantied up to 40 years as long as they are properly maintained. This maintenance includes regular roof cleanings using certified SoftWash Systems equipment like ours.
How often should I have my property cleaned?
The frequency of having your property cleaned all depends on which type of surface it is. For roofs we offer a 5 year spot free warranty. Houses can be anywhere from every 2-3 years depends on exposure. However, flat surfaces such as concrete and decking areas should be maintained every year or 18 months. Our proven SoftWash Systems process ensures the longest clean and last up to 4 to 6 times longer than simply pressure washing alone.
Do you offer partial roof cleanings?
Yes. While we highly recommend that you clean the entire roofing surface, we understand the need for partial cleanings to add curb appeal. This is incredibly effective for houses that are for sale. However, bacteria is still present on the areas that may not appear as dirty. This bacteria can spread and cause the areas to darken faster than normal. Do to this, we do not offer our 5 Year Spot Free Warranty on partial roof cleanings.
Will you damage my plants and vegetation?
No. Our proven process of cleaning your exteriors includes a plant fortifying treatment. We water the landscape before, during, and after our treatment. The last step in the process is to apply the plant fortifier. If you have any issues with landscape, it's on us.
With all the other companies out there, why should we chose Allbrite?
Allbrite was originated in 1986 long before the market was inundated with competition. We have seen the industry progress and have progressed with it. We offer the longest lasting clean with the most current equipment, best trained staff, and 100% satisfaction guarantee. Did I mention that we are a family owned and operated? We’ll make you feel like part of the family and treat your property like our own.