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  1. Here is a great example of how regular maintenance can help extend the life of your roof. This asphalt shingle roof cleaning we did recently made a huge difference in the appearance, but it also helped extend the life of this roof. This photo is from the back of the roof before and after cleaning. Although this roof wasn't very old at 6-8 yrs old, and had no trees covering it, the roof was still subject to algae and mold. The spores that affect your roof are airborne, and can spread from one home to the next. The black streaks caused by the algae on your roof usually take a number of years to become noticeable. In this case, the roof actually didn't look too terrible, until part of it was cleaned. Looking at our Jacksonville roof cleaning photos, you can immediately see just how bad the roof was before our technicians restored it. Many people think as long as their roof is out in the open, gets good sun, and doesn't have tress over it, that there is nothing to worry about. The truth is, devastating roof algae can attack any roof under almost any conditions. This goes double for humid and mostly tropical areas like Florida. If your roof is older than five years old, and it's color is darkening or looking dull, you need a roof cleaning. The algae that infests roofs can cause damage and granule loss, as well as lower the curb appeal and value of your property. Save money over replacement by having a professional certified contractor like Ultrasoft Pressure Washing LLC clean your roof for you. Have questions about roof cleaning? Call our top Jacksonville, Florida roof cleaning experts today. 904-304-0810
  2. I am Chuck Bergman. I started my pressure washing business here in Charlotte County in 1989. My son joined me in 1994 and has been with me ever since! 20 years this year! Call 941-698-1959 We pressure clean: Houses, Condos, Pool Enclosures-cages, Decks, Driveways and Sidewalks. We don't power wash roofing, because it's the wrong way to do it! Roofing requires a gentler process, simply because pressure washing is too rough on the roofing, as it is necessary to get quite close, in order to remove the black algae discolorations. The method and cleaning agents we use are those specified by roofing manufacturers and by the ARMA roofing association. You can read what they say here- http://www.bergmanpressurewashing.com/Manufacturer_Specifics.html My business is licensed and insured and I am a "Certified" roof cleaner and roof cleaning instructor, through the RCIA. Here you can watch me cleaning a couple of roofs on Youtube - Here is another, of a tile roof-
  3. Port Charlotte took a heavy hit from Hurricane Charlie when it slammed through our area in 2004. many of the roofs in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda Florida were replaced back then. It's been 9 years now and most of those new roofs are now covered in black algae. New shingled roofs come with a zinc or copper particle [powder] on them, that slowly leaches itself out and stops algae from infesting the roofing. That usually lasts about 7 years and then you will see the black algae [gray at first] start infesting your roof and eating away at the limestone filler in the shingles. Tile comes with no anti fungal properties, it relies on it's glazing, to let water run off and not soak into the tile, creating a perfect environment for algae infestation. On shingles, we are talking about algae DAMAGE. On tile it's just ugly and can that wet black living algae [plant] will increase your AC costs, on tile and shingle. I have been cleaning roofs here in Charlotte county Florida, as well as Sarasota County, since 1989. I used to pressure wash them all-that's all anyone knew how to do! Then, the shingle roofing manufacturers got tired of paying for premature roof failure, due to pressure washing machines removing the granules, that protect and color your shingled roof, so they came up with a totally non destructive manner of cleaning their products. It's called Non-Pressure Cleaning [ Other terms are chemically cleaning, No-Pressure Cleaning and Soft-Washing} This was and is the answer! No more premature roofing failure due to blasting the granules off the roofs! I got on board and now clean all roofs with their method. I will talk more about tile in a minute, but here is where you can read what these roofing manufacturers say to do. You will note that each one says "DO NOT PRESSURE WASH" http://www.bergmanpressurewashing.com/Manufacturer_Specifics.html Tile roofing manufacturers never had to deal with premature roof failure, due to pressure washing damage. Therefore, they are still in the dark ages, as to cleaning and have never cared to suggest the same Soft Wash method for their tile. Nevertheless, I clean tile in the same exact manner-gently, with Non-Pressure Cleaning! Back when I pressure Cleaned Tile, I did notice that the pressure removed the glazing on the tile and if I was following another pressure washing job done a couple of years before that, they had removed the glazing and I was now removing some of the slurry coating. The slurry coating is basically the factory paint job on the outside of the tile. Pressure washing can start turning your colored tile into a pale image of it's once new color. It can make a red tile look pinkish eventually. Common sense says that if roofing can be cleaned, without blasting it with a pressure washer, why not use that common sense and do a gentle cleaning. Another thing I have noted, is that a gentle chemical cleaning job generally lasts 4 years, before it needs cleaning again. Pressure washed roofs generally need cleaning every 2 years. So, those are some facts for you, to help you make a sensible decision on how to have your Charlotte County Fl or Sarasota County Florida roof cleaned. So, what about pressure cleaning? It's just the ticket for surfaces you can stay a long distance from, like houses, aluminum trim, pool cages, decks and docks. It's also great when you want to really use it's up close blasting power, on a driveway of parking lot. In fact, that is also where a surface cleaning machine comes in handy { I own 2 of them-it's the yellow machine in one of the pictures. Some pressure washing companies are using these powerful cutting jet machines to clean roofs!!! Amazing to me! Some people will do anything to make money, with no care for the damage they inflict! To make it sound OK, some say they are using it for shampooing your roof! Ya Right! Here are some videos I made to show you how roofing should be cleaned. There is also one of a Cement Surface cleaning machine with us cleaning a driveway. And lastly a video about my business. Thank you for reading my blog and I hope the information will help you to not damage your roof, just to get the black algae cleaned off! Video of me cleaning a shingled roof: Video of my sons cleaning a tile roof: http://www.tubechop.com/watch/474113 Video of a surface cleaning machine-This is not a shampoo! It makes a pressure washing machine be it's blasting strongest! It does not belong on a roof!!! Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing 941-698-1959 Better Business Bureau A+ rated since 1989: http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-reviews/pressure-washing-companies/chuck-bergman-in-port-charlotte-fl-90024694 Video about my business:
  4. This is a video of Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing from March 2013 I am editing right now, so here are some new videos of my son and I working! https://www.youtube.com/my_videos_annotate?v=ic6KujOicfA&video_referrer=watch Call 941-698-1959 Visit my website: Http://www.bergmanroofcleaning.com I have had an A+ rating since 1990 with the BBB http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-reviews/pressure-washing-companies/chuck-bergman-in-port-charlotte-fl-90024694 I am a Florida Certified Roof Cleaner and instructor: http://roof-cleaning-institute.activeboard.com/index.spark Call for summer specials: Just mention this ad. 941-698-1959
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