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  1. Roof Cleaning by A&E

    Roof Cleaning by A&E LawnSite Member
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  2. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    i dont see a steam genny so what is the magic soup in the tanks?
    i had a guy steam clean my roof and it looked like new.
    well worth it to me mine was black befor cleaning
     
  3. Roof Cleaning by A&E

    Roof Cleaning by A&E LawnSite Member
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    I use a cleaning solution that is recommended by the Asphalt Shingle Manufactures Association. It is applied using a non pressure system. The solution will remove and prevent future growth. Steam cleaning will clean it but, will it prevent future growth?
     
  4. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    no it dont
    but thats what they guys in my area are pushing
     
  5. cmturner

    cmturner LawnSite Member
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    You have to be very careful using hotwater on a roof, I have been on a roof that was steam cleaned and you couldn't hardly even walk on it because the granules were so loose. You could litterly see were you walked because the granules were displacing so bad. Gutters had a good pile of granules in them too. Using the hotwater heats the actual shingle (tar) up so much that it becomes tacky and starts shedding its granules.
    You might want to have your roof checked, you may very well have a damage claim against that companies insurance.
     
  6. JCinNJ

    JCinNJ LawnSite Member
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    +1

    Steam and high pressure will trash your roof, get it checked out
     
  7. Houston Tx Roof Cleaning

    Houston Tx Roof Cleaning LawnSite Member
    from Katy Tx
    Posts: 30

    +1

    Steam nor Pressure are approved my ARMA for cleaning roofs, will void warranty, and tear shingles up.
     

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