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  1. This Springboro Ohio homeowner contacted us because he was updating his home and wanted it to look good from top to bottom. He was remodeling his house and wanted everything to look great. The roof had dirty black streaks caused from algae. We cleaned the roof, driveway and sidewalks and his house looks great. If you have algae that is causing black streaks on your roof and the house looks dirty – call us, we can help. Before: After: Call us today and let us give your roof and house the curb appeal you will be proud of. 937-847-8366
  2. This homeowner contacted us because he had dirty black streaks caused by algae. I explained to him that our non pressure approved method of roof cleaning would solve his problem and the pictures tell the story. Before: After: If you have algae that is causing black streaks on your roof and the house looks dirty – call us, we can help. Call us today and let us give your roof and house the curb appeal you will be proud of. 937-847-8366
  3. This homeowner contacted us because he was selling his home. The roof looked older due to the algae and blacks streaks. The difference in the curb appeal after getting the roof cleaned speaks for itself. If you have algae that is causing black streaks on your roof and you’re trying to sell you home, but your house looks dirty – call us, we can help. Before: After: Get your roof cleaned, call today! 937-847-8366
  4. This homeowner told us that he had called another company that does roof cleaning with a pressure washer and they asked him on the phone if his roof was steep. The homeowner told him that he lives in a cape cod house and that it was steep. The company then informed him that they could not clean his roof. I informed the homeowner that we clean roofs as recommended by the ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) which is a non pressure system and in most cases we could clean the roof from the ladder, and as you can tell it turned out great! In addition to the algae and black streaks on his roof, this customer also had algae on his siding. We successfully cleaned all the green and black algae from the roof and siding and it looks like a different house. The difference in the curb appeal after getting the roof cleaned is amazing. If you have algae that is causing black streaks on your roof and/or algae on your siding that has resulted in making your house look dirty – let us clean it for you. You can change the curb appeal of your home almost instantly. The fresh clean look is almost like you bought a new house. Additional services besides safe roof cleaning included siding cleaning and deck pressure washing. Before: After: Call us today and let us give your roof and house the curb appeal you will be proud of! 937-847-8366
  5. ROOF CONTRACTOR AND ROOF CLEANING: IS A ROOF CONTRACTOR AND A ROOF CLEANING COMPANY COMPATIBLE? Some may think that being a roof contractor and a roof cleaning company doesn’t fit together. A roof contractor is one you rely on to provide a good quality roof replacement that will last for as much as thirty years or more, depending on the shingle selected. A roof cleaning company is interested in cleaning your roof and not replacing it. Actually these two should be exactly what is needed for the homeowner to get an honest and fair inspection and evaluation of the condition of their roof. Most people are too busy with everyday activities and jobs to know and understand what’s going on with their roof. As long as it’s not leaking there must not be a problem – right? Not necessarily. Roofs are like cars; they get old and at some point in time must be replaced. Roofs also must endure the harsh weather elements, which include things like extreme heat and frigid cold, not to mention the strong severe storms that bring hail and dangerous winds to the mid-west that wreak havoc on roofs which can damage them beyond repair and shorten the life of the roof. But what about roofs that are not that old and have not been damaged by hail or wind, and they still don’t look good? They look dirty and detract from your home’s appearance. This is where you need a company you can trust to inform you of the difference between a worn out or storm damaged roof and a roof that can be cleaned and restored to the way it used to look before algae caused those dirty unattractive streaks. State Restoration Company and SRC Roof Cleaning Division can help you make the correct decision when it comes to roof replacement or roof cleaning. Some homeowners are replacing roofs that do not need to be replaced due to the dirty black streaks that have appeared on the roof. Unfortunately they may not have needed to do that if the roof was just dirty. We are in the roof maintenance business, which means that whether you need a new roof or you need to clean that dirty roof we can provide you with a free inspection to determine the condition and the proper solution for your roof. Call today for your free inspection and quote. 937-847-8366 SRC Roof Cleaning
  6. WOULD YOU BUY A HOUSE IF THE POOL LOOKED LIKE THIS? WOULD YOU BUY A HOUSE IF THE ROOF LOOKED LIKE THIS? What is your first reaction to the pool picture? Yuck! – what is growing in that pool? I wouldn’t even think about diving in that pool of slimy microscopic creatures. That’s disgusting! What was your first reaction to the roof picture? Oh – it’s just a roof? It’s up there where I don’t have to see and think about it. Out of sight out of mind – right? Well, did you know that the same health concerns about that slimy pool are relevant to the roof as well? And did you know that the same is true when it comes to property value in both instances? IS A DIRTY ROOF A HEALTH CONCERN? Dr. Victor H Morgenroth, a semi-retired adjunct professor of neurology at University of Michigan, says it very well could be. Here is an excerpt of an article that he wrote on roof stains. Having your roof cleaned actually makes sense. It isn’t just aesthetics. While people like to say that dirty roofs lower a property’s value and may make it hard to sell, the “dirt†on a roof actually shortens its life span and can even present a health hazard. Furthermore, the “dark stains†on a roof act as a sponge to absorb the sun's heat, which causes a rise in the temperature inside a home or building, creating higher air conditioning bills. The dirt isn’t just dust – it’s alive. Some of the black or very dark roof stains are caused by a resilient type of algae, Gloeocapsamagma(a type of blue-green algae commonly found in climates with warm, humid summers). The algae grow in standing water [comment mine: and I would contend swimming pools…ie, above picture], as well as in our lakes and ponds. The algal spores are carried to our roofs from the water sources by the wind and birds, and then from roof to roof where it grows and feeds on the limestone filler in asphalt shingles and the real dirt on tile roofs maybe in some cases the tiles themselves. Worse still, as the algae grow, they retain water and foster the growth of other roof inhabitants. [Comment mine: any pool owner will know the frustration involved in keeping a pool clean from these microscopic living organisms that not only make the pool look disgusting, but can cause serious illness to the swimmer]. SRC Roof Cleaning Division contends that dirty roofs and dirty pools may not only be potentially unhealthy, but will affect your property value in a huge way. A potential buyer will reduce the offer to buy your house if the pool looks like the above picture. The same is true for the roof. Give SRC Roof Cleaning Division a call to take care of your dirty roof problem today. 937-847-8366 www.srcroofcleaning.com
  7. HOW TO CLEAN BLACK STREAKS AND ALGAE FROM YOUR ROOF DOING IT YOURSELF MAY SAVE YOU MONEY, BUT IT COULD TAKE YOU DAYS AND PRESENT SAFETY ISSUES Sometimes the correct answer to a home project is to hire a professional that has the proper training, expertise and possibly most importantly, the correct equipment to get the job done in a timely fashion and without injury to yourself. That ugly looking roof is not only an eye sore, but the algae that is causing your roof to look dirty and in need of replacement could actually be costing you money. Reports have stated that algae can feed off the limestone in your shingles. When this happens it can cause your shingles to deteriorate much faster than normal which will result in a costly repair or even more costly replacement. If you choose to tackle this yourself without the proper equipment you likely will have to get on your roof. If you have a fear of heights this will be your first reason to not try this roof cleaning project yourself. Do not use a high-pressure washer to clean your roof as it could cause extreme damage to your shingles and do far more harm than good. This method is not recommended by ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) or GAF shingle manufacturer. Even a do it yourselfer website has implied that hiring a professional may be the best way to complete this project on their website in an article entitled “Cleaning Shingles: Removing Dark Streaks†– they state that “It may be possible to hire a professional to do this job†With these precautions in mind, here are some tips on cleaning your roof yourself. You should wear protective gear to prevent the cleaning solution from contacting your skin, eyes or mouth. Rinse properly if this occurs. Also note that old clothing should be worn. A very large container is needed to mix the solution. If your roof is 30-40 squares you will need approximately 40-50 gallons of solution. Most homeowners don’t have a tank that large, which means that mixing the solution in smaller containers, such as gallon or five gallons buckets, will be necessary and very time consuming. Which brings into question, how will you transport those containers to the roof for application? Note: The do it yourself website is recommending pool shock as the cleaning solution (which is not our preferred solution). The solution must be poured or sprayed onto the shingles. If a utility type sprayer (such as a garden sprayer) is used or if you choose to climb on the roof and pour the solution out of the bucket, either way you will have to get on the roof. Extra precaution is needed for steep pitch roofs. Caution: roofs are extremely slippery when wet. Using this method will require many hours to complete this project. Depending on the size and pitch of your roof this could be a backbreaking task and once you have started you will discover that it’s harder than you thought. Fatigue will come into play, which may stretch this project into days. While cleaning your roof yourself, extreme caution is advised while going up and down your ladder as it may have become wet with solution. Ladder rungs are very slippery when wet. If you choose to use pool shock remember that rinsing the roof once you have finished is a good idea. Calcium Hypochlorite (pool shock) will leave a residue. Spray plants and foliage with plenty of water before and after the treatment. Liberally spraying the plants with fresh water will help to protect them from any run off or spray and in most cases this will protect your plants and no harm will occur. After your do it yourself roof cleaning project is finished you will need to clean all tools that you have used. Without thorough cleaning of your equipment you may notice corrosion within a short period of time. If you choose to tackle this do it yourself roof cleaning project please use extreme caution. Carrying heavy buckets or large containers of solution up a ladder can be dangerous for anyone, but especially when you only climb on the roof once every couple of years. It is possible to save money by not going to a dentist and pull your own tooth, however most people choose to go to the dentist because he has the know how and the equipment – and maybe more important he has the Novocain. Let SRC Roof Cleaning Division provide you with the know how and equipment to clean those ugly black streaks off your roof – no Novocain required. We can improve your curb appeal and increase your property value by professionally cleaning your dirty roof. It will cost a little more than doing it yourself, but just like getting your tooth pulled by a dentist – it will be a lot less painful. Contact SRC Roof Cleaning Division today 937-847-8366
  8. TOP 12 REASONS TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN YOUR ROOF NUMBER ONE - MONEY IN YOUR POCKET ROOF CLEANING EQUALS INCREASED PROPERTY VALUE Homeowners have one big question on their mind when the time comes to place their home on the market – how much is my property worth? For years realtors have emphasized the phrase “curb appeal†as an extremely important part of getting top dollar for your home. Too many times homeowners see the importance of a clean and attractive interior, but fail to understand that the same applies to the exterior. What is the first thing that a potential buyer sees when they are looking at your home while house shopping? Believe it or not many people will notice the condition of the roof before anything else. If your roof looks dirty, the potential buyer will assume that it might need to be replaced. The first impression of the exterior of a clean and well maintained home will go a long way toward helping that potential buyer not only want to buy your home, but more importantly, make an offer that is closer to the asking price. A buyer’s biggest fear is the thought of having to spend a huge amount of money on a home after it is purchased. Since a new roof is one of the largest expenses to improving a home, your potential buyer may not buy your home based on fear of how much it will cost to replace the roof. The sad fact for both the seller and the buyer is – it may not even need to be replaced. Here is a list of twelve reasons why cleaning your roof will put money in your pocket, regardless if you are selling your home, just want to improve your property value, save money on homeowners’ insurance costs, or save on costly repairs. 1. Clean and attractive homes have higher property value. 2. Proper maintenance on the exterior will tell buyers that your home is well maintained on the interior as well. 3. If the exterior is not clean, they may never go inside. 4. Your starting list price is at the high end of property values for your area, not the low end. 5. Offers will be higher due to lack of fear of cost to improve once purchased. 6. Higher starting price means higher sales price. 7. If the property is well maintained and priced correctly to begin with there will be less, if any, “low ball†offers due to perceived improvement concerns. 8. A clean roof and well maintained home is money in your pocket. How much money? Let’s say that replacement of your roof will cost $12,000.00. Let’s say that you believe that you need a new roof (because it “looks dirtyâ€), so your asking price reflects that and your starting price is lower due to that misconception. So you under price your home by $10,000.00. The offers begin to come in thousands less than the lower price you started with and the end result is an accepted price of $10,000.00 to $20,000.00 below market value – only because you or your buyer thought the roof was in need of replacement. 9. Proper exterior maintenance can save you hundreds annually by reduced premiums on homeowners insurance. Actually, insurance companies are threatening cancellation due to improper exterior maintenance that includes keeping the roof clear of algae. Insurance companies know that a roof that is not well maintained can potentially cost them thousands in repairs. A smart buyer will know this, too. 10. Roof cleaning is a great return on investment. If you can spend a very small percentage of the cost of a new roof to increase the value of your home by potentially $10,000.00 to $20,000.00 (in the example given above) – why wouldn’t you? It’s money in your pocket! 11. You’ve heard that proper maintenance of a new car will improve the performance, extend the life of your car, and save you money. The same is true with your roof. If you maintain your roof, it should last longer and save you money. The cost for maintaining your roof is a fraction of the cost to replace, just as maintaining your car. 12. You’ve spent thousands of dollars on improving that kitchen and bathroom. But if no one sees it because of the first impression of the exterior, or offers less due to a dirty looking roof, those thousands may not have been the best return on investment. Let SRC Roof Cleaning Division show you how you can improve your property’s value and appearance while saving you thousands. This is not like purchasing a stock in the stock market. You don’t have to wait for years for the stock price to go up to realize your investment paid off. This is more like winning the lottery – you invest to have your roof cleaned and the effect is almost immediate. There aren’t many investments that have such an instant return. Contact SRC Roof Cleaning Division today 937-847-8366
  9. I don't mean to sound like I'm glad that people are slow, but at least I know I'm not the only one. Hope it picks up for everyone. Good job Gary!
  10. In my experience usually just a threat to place a lien will get their attention and a check, so good luck with that deadbeat. You might try getting deposits. I have for years and it works. Most people are used to paying deposits so you usually don't have a problem - and if they don't want to pay you a deposit that will be a warning that they won't pay you anyway. If you have someone stiff you when you're done at least you've only lost 50% and not 100%.
  11. I started with a trailer because of the rolling bill board idea, however after just a few months I am thinking that a flat bed might be the way to go. But I still like that rolling bill board. You're in a catch between equipment you can use for marketing and equipment that is practical for work.
  12. Is there a local distributor or do you have to purchase it online? Thanks.
  13. I've knocked on a lot of doors in the past ten plus years...free demo - good idea. Thanks Chris.
  14. I also include how many stories / how steep and how dirty.
  15. This post may be applicable to those who do both the contracting side and the cleaning - or may know some roofers that you may be able to work together? Some may think that being a roof contractor and a roof cleaning company doesn’t fit together. A roof contractor is one you rely on to provide a good quality roof replacement that will last for as much as thirty years or more, depending on the shingle selected. A roof cleaning company is interested in cleaning your roof and not replacing it. Actually these two should be exactly what is needed for the homeowner to get an honest and fair inspection and evaluation of the condition of their roof. This rest http://www.srcroofcleaning.com/blog
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