Jump to content

Advantage Roof Cleaning

Premium Member
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


About Advantage Roof Cleaning

  • Birthday 09/29/1965

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Aurora, Illinois

Recent Profile Visitors

2,407 profile views
  1. Most homeowners don’t realize it but cedar shake roofs need to be periodically cleaned. Believe it or not a well maintained cedar roof will last a minimum of 40 years. But again the key is to keep the cedar roof cleaned. It is similar to our teeth. If we don’t periodically have our teeth examined and cleaned, we get buildup on them. After a while, our teeth start to discolor and decay hence cavities. It’s the same principle with cedar shake roofs. Cedar has natural properties to protect it from rot. However if organisms are allowed to infest the cedar, those organisms start to break down the cedar causing it to rot and decay. Go here for the rest of the story.
  2. Tips for safe roof cleaning.

    Got it!
  3. Aluminum window frames

    At times when cleaning siding, yellow spots will be left on white surfaces such as a garage door or soffits. The surfaces are rinsed well and the spots didn't appear until after dry. We had to go back out and simply rinse again. Has this happened to anyone else?
  4. Tips for safe roof cleaning.

    Chris, I'm not sure what do you mean? Please elaborate. http://www.advantageroofcleaning.com/cedar-roof-cleaning/
  5.  Soft Wash Roof Cleaning Tampa (813)655-8777

    Nice article... http://www.advantageroofcleaning.com/cedar-roof-cleaning/
  6. Cedar Shake Roof and Cedar Siding Cleaning in Schaumburg Cook County Brown rot fungus, commonly known as “dry rot,” presents itself as a black or dirt brown color. It commonly causes the wood to be dry and fragile, cracking across the grain. It is dangerous because it rapidly decays the cellulose and hemicellulose in the shingles, leaving a brown residue of lignin (the substance that holds the wood cells together). Brown rot is generally more serious than white rot, as it can quickly weaken the shingle before any visible signs are detected. If left untreated, the shingles will easily crumble into cubes, and turn into a powder when crushed. Moss, which is appears green and spongy retains constant moisture on the cedar shake. Furthermore, it does not permit the red cedar to breathe as it should. This causes the cedar shake wood to deteriorate rapidly. Be sure to periodically examine your cedar siding and cedar shake roof for the aforementioned colors. If you see any of them and suspect you may need a siding cleaner or roof cleaner contractor, be sure to contact a professional roofing and siding cleaner. The longer you put it off, the more damage will incur resulting in more costs to you. To read more, go here.
  7. Gutter cleaning and vinyl cleaner Cicero, Cook County The next time you are outside, take a good look at your siding. Do you see green and black discoloration? That discoloration is actually algae, mildew and mold! They release air borne spores into the air. That is how they got there to begin with. Those organisms are alive and it can create an unhealthy environment for your family and pets, not to mention they are destroying the appeal of your property. We are seeing more and more of this in Cicero and surrounding communities in Cook and other collar counties. The good news is that these invaders can be safely removed by a process called soft washing. Go here to read the rest of the story.
  8. Cedar Roof and Siding Cleaning in Elgin, Kane County Illinois The owners of this house were almost convinced that their cedar shake roof was beyond cleaning and would need to be replaced. Unfortunately most people don’t realize cedar shake roofs, as well as siding, needs to be periodically cleaned. A properly maintained cedar roof will last at least forty years. The cedar shingles had dark gray, black and greenish colors. The green spongy organisms that were growing on the cedar roof were moss. These are signs that the roof was overdue for a cleaning. Go here to read more. For more information, photos and videos go here. Contact us now for a free assessment and quote.
  9. Looking at the condition of this house near the , you know the owner takes pride in the property’s appearance. The siding is clean and attractive and the lawn is a lush green and well maintained. There is one thing though that is out of place and you probably noticed it right away. It is the dirty roof. Even with the siding clean and nicely painted and the attractive yard, you just can’t help but be distracted by that stained roof. And you know the neighbors sure notice! Fortunately though there is solution. For the rest of the story, go here.
  10. How to run a 12 volt roof cleaning pump w/o a battery!

    On my rig, I have a battery charger wired to the battery. At each job site, we plug the charger in to the customer's outlet. That keeps the battery at or near 100% charge. And if for some reason a customer doesn't have an outlet, the battery will be sufficiently charged from the previous job.
  11. Roof Cleaning Northern Virginia

    Nice job Ted. Looking closely at the house, it looks like the eagle has perched on the chimney...LOL.
  12. The owner of this house is getting it ready to put it on the market. Realizing that curb appeal is of the utmost importance, the wise homeowner had his roof cleaned by a professional roof cleaner. Click here to read the rest of the story.
  13. Fall protection tip, rafter tie off and hip anchor

    Here is my experience. I find that the work goes fast and is easier if spraying from the roof assuming the slope is not steep. Simply walking on the roof versus moving the ladder around and climbing up and down is much easier. Especially when dealing with an extension ladder for a 2-story house. However with that said, I am hiring a spray technician this year to replace me. My policy will be to spray from the ladder where feasible and climb on the roof only when absolutely necessary. This will be to mitigate safety, insurance and legal issues.
  14. This house with its bushes and charming flower bed with a white fence around it would have really nice curb appeal if it wasn’t for those dirty black steaks on the roof. When looking at the landscaping and front of the house, one cannot help but be distracted by that darn roof! For the rest of the story and a happy ending, go here.