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Old 06-21-2012, 10:30 PM
Bergman Pressure Cleaning Bergman Pressure Cleaning is offline
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ROOF CLEANING DONE PER MANUFACTURER GUIDELINES. Charlotte and Sarasota County Florida

Pressure Washing + Roof Cleaning. Do you want the cheapest or best? (Charlotte County Licensed & Insured 941-698-1959

ROOF CLEANING DONE PER ROOFING MANUFACTURERS' SPECIFIC GUIDELINES

We have operated our pressure washing business here in Charlotte and South Sarasota County since 1989. There are loads of new guys starting up, willing to "learn" on your roof at a cheaper rate than mine. My work usually lasts and average of 4 years. I have no interest in competing with Lawn men and handyman services etc-or new roof cleaners, who are practicing on your roof. Call me if you want a professional, since 1989 in Charlotte County. Call the "cheapie Guys" if you want to spend $100 less now, but far more in the long run.

We pressure wash houses, manufactured homes, pool enclosures, decking, concrete - driveways, walks, docks, parking lots.
We just don't pressure wash roofing, because it's the wrong way to do it, according to the roofing manufacturers!


As to roof cleaning: Are you willing to test a new "green" product on your roof? Blast it clean with a Pressure Washer? Allow a dangerous, damaging, Cement Surface Cleaner on your roof? {LOOKS LIKE A FLOOR BUFFER}
Or have an after- coating applied to it, so it may, as those who sell them suggest, stay clean for 1-2 years?


Or instead, be safe and stick with the roofing manufacturers instructions? Cleaning with their instructions generally lasts 3-5 years. No need for any after-coatings. In fact the manufacturers specifically say not to use ANY AFTER COATINGS!

Below is the manufacturer specified "non-pressure" gentle dispersion cleaning method and cleaning chemicals we use at:

Chuck Bergman Roof Cleaning.



Your roof is expensive and you probably don't want to have any new chemicals or methods tested out on your roof?
By now, most consumers also know that pressure washing is the wrong way to clean a roof. Pressure washing is great for everything except your roof! WE HAVE BEEN PRESSURE CLEANERS SINCE 1989


Non manufacturer cleaning methods may void your roofing warranty, according to the information in their links below, so we just clean them as the manufacturer says to.


HERE ARE THE FACTS FROM THE MANUFACTURERS THEMSELVES ETC:
Below are the only manufacturer suggested chemicals I have been able to find on any roofing manufacturer website, bulletin, etc. Some *alternative chemical users* claim "Approved" but do not supply manufacturer links to prove it.
The below info and links, prove how those who manufacture and warranty your roofing actually approve of cleaning them!


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From GAF Roofing Manufacturers about black algae removal:
http://www.gaf.com/Documents/Algae_S...-43-808-v3.pdf

Below is a partial "cut and paste" excerpt from the above link: GAF Roofing Manufacturers, on how to clean a roof:


"If a new roof is not an option, GAF recommends cleaning the roof with a special mixture. That mixture is: 4 gallons of water, 1 gallon of bleach and 1 cup of TSP" "What NOT To Do! Do not power wash the shingles to clean the shingles. Some roof cleaning companies offer this service. However, it is not recommended."

From ARMA roofing manufacturers Association-how to clean roofing.
http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_217.pdf

Below is a partial excerpt cut and pasted below from ARMA:
Algae discolorations to remove from roofing surfaces, applying a solution of chlorine bleach, trisodium phosphate, {TSP}and water. Solutions for these ingredients depend on the amount of discoloration. Solutions range to one cup TSP and 2.5 gallons each of bleach and water. First, gently disperse this solution on the roofing surface. Avoid scrubbing the surface, as this friction may loosen and remove granules. Caution! High pressure washing systems for algae removal should not be used.

Owens Corning Roofing Manufacturers say
the same thing:
"USE CHLORINE and TSP" "DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER"

Corning info in link below.
http://webapps.easy2.com/cm2/flash/g...ge_id=36077811


This one, from the ARMA, says not to allow anyone to apply any

*after coating*

such as Algae-cides, Fungicides, zinc, copper, or other treatments - not anything!
http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_227.pdf

SO, ROOFING MANUFACTURERS SPECIFY ONE PRODUCT TO CLEAN WITH - CHLORINE BLEACH. CHLORINE BLEACH.


THEY SAY SPECIFICALLY NOT TO APPLY ANY COATINGS AT ALL AFTER CLEANING.


NOW YOU HAVE VERIFIABLE FACTS WITH LINKS TO MAKE DECISIONS WITH. NOT JUST SALES TALKS!.

If you would like your roof cleaned by the above manufacturer specifications, please give us a call!



Englewood, Grove City 941-474-8883


Cape Haze, Placida, Rotonda 941-698-1959


Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, Sarasota 941-483-3673


Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, PGI, Burnt Store 941-255-8600


VISIT MY WEBSITE - http://www.bergmanpressurewashing.com/


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SEE SOME OF OUR RECENT JOBS
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27773239@N02/?saved=1 --------------------------------------------------------------------------


YOU WILL NOT HEAR A PRESSURE WASHING MACHINE START UP WHEN WE CLEAN YOUR ROOF. YOU WILL NOT GET THE "BUT WE TURN THE PRESSURE WAY DOWN" STORY. We will not claim "No Pressure" and then use a cement surface cleaning machine [ These look like a floor buffer and falsely claim to be a gentle shampoo-far from it!
They just blast the dirt and algae off along with shingle granules or tile glazing, paint and soft cement up the ridge-caps.
We will only clean with the specified manufacturer method.



We are certified roof cleaners, through the Roof Cleaning Institute of America. The RCIA is made up of professional roof cleaners, with a membership of aprox 2400.


RCIA LINK: http://roof-cleaning-institute.activ...-englewood-fl/


SEE SOME OF OUR RECENT JOBS Below.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27773239@N02/?saved=

We have also operated our pressure washing business here in Charlotte and Sarasota County since 1989.
We just don't pressure wash roofing, because it's the wrong way to do it!
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:06 AM
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Some great looking photos of the tile roofs you have cleaned Chuck.

And I could have said it better myself as for cleaning the roofs the way the manufacture recommends to clean shingle roofs.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:20 PM
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