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  1. Spotty vinyl siding after soft wash

    Guys, This vinyl siding that is about 20 years old was soft washed. After it was pretty much dry it looked very clean. However latter in the day the siding looked spotty / blotchy. It's faint but you can see it. We have not experienced this before. As you can see on my fingers it has a film of chalk. Does any one know to effectively clean this?
  2. North Tampa Tile Roof Cleaning 33647

    Another fine job by Apple Roof Cleaning.
  3. What is SH ?

    Also it is typically sold at 12.5% available chlorine by weight. If it's fresh, it can be as high as 15%.
  4. Securing Equipment

    We've used both both metal and nylon straps.
  5. Does your roof have dark gray, black or greenish color like this house shown below? Is there moss growing on your roof like on this house? If so, deterioration has begun and must be addressed immediately. Just like a dentist appointment, putting it off will only lead to further decay until it is too late and a costly replacement is the only option. Why Should You Care? Your cedar roof was expensive to install, will be expensive to repair and eventually will be even more expensive to replace. It’s in your best interest to maximize its useful life by scheduling a routine maintenance cleaning treatment before moss, lichen, mold, algae and fungi ruin your cedar roof. Have your ever had your cedar shake roof inspected? If it is five years or older, it is due for a checkup and cleaning. Just like our teeth, cedar must also be cleaned and maintained. A well maintained cedar shake roof should last 40 to 60 years. However, if it is not properly cleaned and maintained, the cedar shakes will eventually decay. Do we use power washing? No. Power washing relies upon brute pressure to clean a surface. Cedar is a soft wood and power washing can do more harm than good. Our roof treatment offers a “non-pressure” cleaning process which is designed specifically for cedar shake roofs. Our non-pressure cleaning process stopped the present deteriorating condition by removing the infestations. The cedar shake roof was returned to its intended functioning condition. No costly repairs or roof replacement was needed. Cost of treatment, in most cases, is less than 5% of the replacement cost! Fortunately the owners of this Naperville house called Advantage Roof Cleaning Company for their cedar roof cleaning before it was too late. To read more, go here. To contact us, go here.
  6. Have your ever had your cedar shake roof inspected? If it is five years or older, it is due for a checkup and cleaning. Just like our teeth, cedar must also be cleaned and maintained. A well maintained cedar shake roof should last 40 to 60 years. However, if it is not properly cleaned and maintained, the cedar shakes will eventually decay. Why Should You Care? Your cedar roof was expensive to install, will be expensive to repair and eventually will be even more expensive to replace. It’s in your best interest to maximize its useful life by scheduling a routine maintenance cleaning treatment before moss, lichen, mold, algae and fungi ruin your cedar roof. Does your roof have dark gray, black or greenish color like this house shown below? Is there moss growing on your roof like on this house? If so, deterioration has begun and must be addressed immediately. Just like a dentist appointment, putting it off will only lead to further decay until it is too late and a costly replacement is the only option. Fortunately the owners of this Naperville house called Advantage Roof Cleaning Company for their cedar roof cleaning before it was too late. Do we use power washing? No. Power washing relies upon brute pressure to clean a surface. Cedar is a soft wood and power washing can do more harm than good. Our roof treatment offers a “non-pressure” cleaning process which is designed specifically for cedar shake roofs. Our non-pressure cleaning process stopped the present deteriorating condition by removing the infestations. The cedar shake roof was returned to its intended functioning condition. No costly repairs or roof replacement was needed. Cost of treatment, in most cases, is less than 5% of the replacement cost! To read more, go here. To contact us, go here.
  7. Time for a name change?

    Guys I need your valued opinion. When I first went into business, my intent to was clean exclusively roofs. I named the business Advantage Roof Cleaning Company. Today, as most of you do, we clean more than roofs specifically siding. We see more and more demand for siding and exterior cleaning. Last year I noticed more customers make a comment that they did not know we clean siding, in addition to roofs. Yes our website and marketing materials includes exterior soft wash. Our name gives an impression that we clean only roofs. It would likely take a lot of rebuilding but do you believe changing the name would pay off? An example would be Advantage Exterior Cleaning or Advantage Exterior and Roof Cleaning. Obviously this is no small decision since again it would require significant work.
  8. The Goat Steep Assist

    I do not own one but I am aware of it. It is make of aluminum which does interact with SH. So just keep that in mind.
  9. Black spots on vinyl siding

    I don't think it is artillery fungus. There is no mulch near siding. In fact, much of it is over driveways and concrete porches.
  10. Black spots on vinyl siding

    In a townhouse subdivision, nearly every building has black spots on the vinyl siding. They are present from the ground to about 8 - 10' up. The townhouses are two story with composite roofs and gutters. I did not have any roof mix with me. I did have a bottle of Purple Power and tried that. The black spots on a small test area came right off. They seem to have suddenly appeared this year. The Property Manager is perplexed. Has anyone seen these before?
  11. Black spots on vinyl siding

    Upon further research I may have identified it as spider poop! If you go to the link below, you will find an image nearly identical to what I saw. ths.gardenweb.com/discussions/2400238/spider-poop
  12. Cedar shakes and shingles have been used for centuries. Cedar wood has proven its longevity in diverse weather climates. Cedar shakes and shingles contain oils that make them naturally resistant to decay. Cedar’s elegant look, insulating property and ability to hold up to wind and impact makes cedar shakes and shingles a great choice for roofing and siding material. You will find many houses with cedar shake roofs in communities such as Oak Brook and Hinsdale in DuPage County, Illinois. A cedar shake roof can be expected to have a life span of 40 to 60 years. A long life begins with its installation. Proper installation will help maximize the life of cedar shake roof. On the flip side, improper installation will help to shorten the life of the cedar shake roof. Ensuring the maximum lifespan of a cedar shake roof does not stop with proper installation. Ongoing care and maintenance is equally import and a must! Here are a few cleaning and maintenance tips to help preserve your cedar shake roof: Tree branches hanging over the roof should be kept trimmed away. This will prevent leaves, small branches and other debris from building up and keeping the roof wet. The overhanging branches also block the sun from keeping the cedar dry. Damp cedar promotes moss, algae and fungi infestations. Additionally overhanging branches help make easy access for animals and insects to the roof. Go here to read the rest of the article. For more information, photos and videos go here. Contact us now for a free assessment and quote. In addition to Oak Brook and Hinsdale, DuPage County, we service the entire north and west suburbs of Chicago.
  13. 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.
  14. Tips for safe roof cleaning.

    Got it!
  15. 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?
  16. Tips for safe roof cleaning.

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

    Nice article... http://www.advantageroofcleaning.com/cedar-roof-cleaning/
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Roof Cleaning Northern Virginia

    Nice job Ted. Looking closely at the house, it looks like the eagle has perched on the chimney...LOL.
  24. 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.
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