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A to Z Softwash

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About A to Z Softwash

  • Birthday 02/29/1984

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    Onset, Mass
  1. Rubber slate roof help

    Looks like a piece of cake! Let us know how it goes.
  2. Roof Cleaning Falmouth, Ma

    Its about an hour and fifteen minutes from Boston, Falmouth is located in Cape Cod. I'm personally about 15 mintues from there.
  3. A to Z Softwash recently cleaned this beautiful home in Falmouth Mass. We also cleaned the gutter faces, decks, deck furniture and siding. The roof was covered in mostly bacteria/ black streaks and lichen at the top. This customer knew who to call to get their cape cod area roof cleaned.
  4. A to Z Softwash is the most experienced roof cleaning company servicing Cape Cod, Southern mass, Rhode island, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. All roof are cleaned without using a pressure washer! Growths such as lichen, moss, fungi, bacteria and algae are on most roofs these days. The first growth that shows its ugly head is typically bacteria (black streaks). Once this growths takes hold it will colonize and spread rapidly. Just like every other living thing, as it eats it excretes waste. This waste product is a food for other things..... such as moss and lichen! That is why when you see lichen in Southern Mass and Cape Cod it is usually growing right on top of the bacteria. It's an Algae party and your roof was invited. The only appropriate course of action is to hire your local roof cleaning company in Massachusetts that uses the proper methods. Which is of course a non pressure cleaning using the detergents that the shingle manufacturers recommend. Pressure washing, roof scrubbing and low pressure are terms and things you need to watch out for as those methods will damage your shingles. Another tip would be for you to ask for a copy of there insurance policy to be sure that you will be covered if god forbid something does go wrong. Asphalt shingles and cedar shingle roofs are going to have a short lifespan if they aren't clean, this is a fact. Insurance companies are even making people clean their roofs more and more. They are doing this because algae is costing them money! I haven't even mentioned the fact that dirty roofs are (forgive me for saying it) ugly. Take a look at some of our work below to see for yourself.
  5. Tried to become member

    Welcome, I'm glad you seem to have gotten everything sorted.
  6. Cedar roofs and shingles are generally porous in that it is easy for algae, moss and lichen to plant there root like connectors. Once they do this it can be very difficult to remove them without causing damage! The best solution is to maintain your siding properly from day one, which would mean have the wood cleaned and conditioned every 2-3 years so that the wood always stays in tip top condition. This can be impossible for some and others may even buy a home and inherit a building envelope that has not been properly cared for. If this is the case the wood may be very tender due to the various growths causing over saturation of the wood. Since most cedar in Massachusetts is not brand new any more it needs to be maintained professionally by a company that knows how to get the job done without causing any damage. It's best to hire a Cedar roof cleaning company that uses a Softwash (non pressure) method. A to Z Softwash cleans cedar literally everyday, cleaning on average 1 cedar roof every week and cedar siding every day. We come across homes that the sidewall is literally green with algae growth. Some homes have tons of orange fungi growth along the bottom foot, and we can take care of that too. We know how to maintain the cedar on your home without using a pressure washer, we also offer a wood conditioner to help block UV degradation. The homes below show typical results and are what you can expect when you call your local professional. A to Z Softwash 508-209-7795 Your local cedar shingle cleaning professionals
  7. The Blackest Cedar Shake Roof I've Ever Seen!

    Cedar sure does make for some great before and after pictures!