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Clean that Roof Before Selling – Palos Park Cook County, Illinois

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

The owner of this house is getting it ready to put it on the market. Realizing that curb appeal is of the utmost importance, the wise homeowner had his roof cleaned by a professional roof cleaner. If perspective buyers were to see the dirty roof as shown in the before image, most of them would not even bother scheduling a showing. And for those that may be interested, they would likely submit a low ball offer due to the bad condition of the roof.

Fortunately for this home owner, that scenario will not happen. With the roof cleaned as shown in the after image, the house has great curb appeal and the owner can expect near or at asking price. If your roof is dirty, has stains or green moss growing on it, be sure to have it treated whether or not you are selling. For such a small inexpensive investment, it’s a no-brainer decision.

 

Before non pressure wash roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company in Palos Park, Illinois Cook County

Before non pressure wash roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company in Palos Park, Illinois Cook County

After non pressure wash roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company in Palos Park, Illinois Cook County

After non pressure wash roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company in Palos Park, Illinois Cook County

Cleaning Roofs in Batavia, Illinois Kane County

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Have you noticed lately all the dirty looking roofs like the one shown below? It’s not because the roofs are old but it’s due to an air borne algae – It’s not old, it’s mold. These roofs don’t need to be replaced but simply cleaned. Take a moment to inspect your roof. If in question, call a certified roof cleaner that offers free inspections. If properly cleaned by a certified roof cleaning contractor, the roof will be restored to its intended condition as shown below and at a surprisingly inexpensive price. So before you call a roofing contractor, save your hard earned money and call a roof cleaner with a proven track record.

Before roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Batavia, Illinois Kane County

Before roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Batavia, Illinois Kane County

After roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Batavia, Illinois Kane County

After roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Batavia, Illinois Kane County

How to Select a Qualified Roof Cleaner

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Is your roof dirty with black streaks and stains? Are you looking for a roof cleaner? If so, do you know how to select a qualified roof cleaner? Don’t trust just anyone to clean your roof. Your house is likely the most important investment you have made. If your roof is improperly cleaned, the shingles could be damaged, dramatically shortening their expected life span. This will end up costing you thousands of dollars to have the damaged roof prematurely replaced.

If using a roof cleaner that is not properly trained in safety and is not properly insured, you are gambling with your house and assets in case of an injury. You as the homeowner may be liable if the roof cleaner gets injured and is not properly insured.

Follow these guidelines to ensure you select a qualified roof cleaning company.

1. Make sure they are certified with the industry recognized Roof Cleaning Institute of America (RCIA). Ask to see their certificate like the one shown below.
2. Make sure they are properly trained and equipped to guarantee you a safe and damage-free roof restoration.
3. Make sure they have proof of insurance.
4. Make sure their process is endorsed by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association as well as the leading shingle manufacturers. Using any type of pressure washer, shampooer, or scrubber is not recommended.
5. Make sure they are not a “jack of all trades master of none” company but instead they specialize in roof cleaning.
7. Don’t put roof at jeopardy by hiring a “handyman”.
8. Make sure their work is 100% guaranteed.
9. Make sure they have at least five years of experience.
10. Select only a company that has an excellent track record. Check for customer reviews on websites other than the company’s own website.

If your roof needs cleaning, do indeed have it cleaned as soon as possible. The longer you wait the more extensive the damage will incur by the algae, moss and lichen infesting your roof. Roof cleaning is a safe, smart and rewarding process as long as done properly by a qualified roof cleaner.

Advantage Roof Cleaning RCIA certified

Advantage Roof Cleaning RCIA certified

Jack of all trades

Don’t use a jack of all trades on your roof!

Call a Roof Cleaner Before Selling your House – Roof Cleaning St. Charles, Illinois in Kane County

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Before you list your house for sale, you may want to first contact a certified roof cleaner. Good curb appeal is critical when selling a house. If your roof has dark streaks and stains from algae or is covered in moss, an inexpensive roof cleaning will do the trick. Benefits of having your roof professionally cleaned include:

  • Enhanced curb appeal resulting in more traffic from buyers and less market time.
  • Good curb appeal can add as much as 10% to the value of the home.
  • Removes the potential of a prospective buyer demanding a price reduction due to a “bad roof” which may delay or even kill the deal.
  • A dirty and streaky roof makes the home look older than it really is.
  • A clean well maintained home makes for a good neighbor with the community.

The Realtor that listed this house highly recommended to have the roof cleaned and the homeowners did just that. In doing so, they quickly sold their house and saved thousands of dollars by not having to replace the roof or by paying the buyers credits due to the roof’s appearance.

Before non pressure wash roof cleaning by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company St. Charles, Illinois Kane County

Before non pressure wash roof cleaning by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company St. Charles, Illinois Kane County

After non pressure wash roof cleaning by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company St. Charles, Illinois Kane County

After non pressure wash roof cleaning by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company St. Charles, Illinois Kane County

 

Your Neighbors Notice your Dirty Roof

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Roof Cleaning Aurora, Illinois in DuPage County – You might not notice the dirty streaks and stains on your roof but your neighbors sure do! The neighbor that lives across the street from this house asked the homeowner when they were planning on replacing their roof? The roof was so heavily infested with algae, which causes the black stains, it looked like it was past due for a replacement. The homeowner called a roofing contractor for an estimate. Upon close examination, the honest roofing contractor explained that it did not need to be replaced but only cleaned. The homeowner then called a professional roof cleaning company that serves DuPage county Illinois. The roof was successfully cleaned, the homeowner saved thousands of dollars by avoiding a roof repair / replacement and the neighbors are relieved that the unsightly roof was properly addressed. If your roof is dirty and needs cleaning, be a good neighbor and have it cleaned.

 

Before roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Aurora, Illinois DuPage County

Before roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Aurora, Illinois DuPage County

After roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Aurora, Illinois DuPage County

After roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Aurora, Illinois DuPage County

Roof and Siding Cleaning in Lisle Illinois DuPage County

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Homeowners often ask “How do you know if the roof needs to be replaced? or “how many more years does my roof have?”. You can ask a roofing contractor to give you an opinion. But we recommend you at least read the following guide on assessing shingles and take a look yourself. Be sure to examine both north and south as the north side shingles will likely be in better condition with the exception of the algae.

Assessing Your Asphalt Shingles

The condition of asphalt composition shingles is dictated by the condition of the granules in the joints between the tabs or cutouts in the shingles. Consider the following:

*If the granules are intact in the cutouts or joints between the tabs, the shingles are acceptable and should have years of remaining life.

*If the granules in the cutouts are worn and the asphalt matrix is visible, the shingles are marginal because of the obvious wear and limited remaining life expectancy, perhaps six months to two years.

*If the granules and matrix in the cutouts are worn through and you can see the shingles or sheathing below, the shingles are no longer acceptable.

Curling or cupping shingles may be an indication of wear, age, or condensation problems. However, it does not indicate failed shingles. Remaining life expectancy could be two to five years.

Even when shingles are in poor condition, roofs with multiple layers may not leak because of the layer of shingles below. These back-up layers can deflect water to the gutter system.

The life expectancy of asphalt shingles is determined by the following:

1) The slope of the roof. Shingles will last longer on higher sloped roofs because water sheds quickly and more completely.

2) The color of the roof. Lighter-color roofs last longer than darker roofs because they reflect the sun better.

3) Exposure to the sun. North-facing shingles last longer than south-facing shingles because the sun causes as much damage as rain and associated weather.

High-slope, light-color, east-west facing roofs can last 25 years or more. Low-slope, dark-color, south-facing roofs may fail within 15 years. Roofs in the north tend to last longer than roofs in the warmer, southern climates.

Picture of non-pressure washing in Lisle DuPage County

Before Photo Siding Roof Cleaning DuPage County Lisle

Picture of non-pressure washing in Lisle DuPage County

After Photo Siding Roof Cleaning DuPage County Lisle

 

Roof and Siding Cleaning in Yorkville Illinois Kendall County

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

This roof in the Yorkville, Illinois area was infested with roof mold as evident by the dark stains and streaks. It was most noticeable on the north facing side. People ask if we can just clean only the stained areas. The answer is simply no. The airborne algae/mold is spread throughout the surface of the roof. What we see are the most dense areas. If only portions of the roof are treated, the live algae from the untreated areas will continue to multiply and soon spread out across the roof. This will soon require another cleaning and the homeowner will end up paying more over the long run. It is highly recommended to have the entire roof restored.

Picture of non-pressure washing in Yorkville Kendall County

Before Photo Siding Roof Cleaning Kendall County Yorkville

Picture of non-pressure washing in Yorkville Kendall County

After Photo Siding Roof Cleaning Kendall County Yorkville

 

Roof and Siding Cleaning in Yorkville Illinois Kendall County

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

This house in Yorkville, Illinois was heavily infested with algae commonly referred to as roof mold. Home owners often ask “is my roof old or does it need to be replaced?” In most cases the roof is not old, it’s mold. So instead of prematurely replacing the roof we simply restored it. We do not power wash or use any type of shampooer or scrubber as that damages the shingles. We use a proven environmentally friendly non-pressure soft wash that attacks the algae, fungi, mildew and moss not the shingles.

Picture of non-pressure washing in Yorkville Kendall County

Before Photo Siding Roof Cleaning Kendall County Yorkville

Picture of non-pressure washing in Yorkville Kendall County

After Photo Siding Roof Cleaning Kendall County Yorkville

 

Roof and Siding Cleaning in Aurora Illinois DuPage County

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

The black streaks and stains that are caused by algae were just starting to show on this roof located near Aurora, Illinois. The owners took great pride in their home and wanted the black streaks and stains removed immediately. The longer the algae, moss, lichen and fungi are left on the shingles the more damage will be caused. Not to mention how ugly it looks. Customers often ask “how long will it take before the black steaks and stains are gone?”. Our results are immediate upon application of our roof cleaner.

Picture of non-pressure washing in Aurora DuPage County

Before Photo Siding Roof Cleaning DuPage County Aurora

Picture of non-pressure washing in Aurora DuPage County

After Photo Siding Roof Cleaning DuPage County Aurora

 

Roof and Siding Cleaning in Romeoville Illinois Will County

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

The roof of this property near Romeoville, Illinios had the black streaks and stains caused by algae. The owners looked for a roof cleaners directory and found us. Many owners will contact a roofing contractor and ask them if their roof needs to be replaced. The honest roofing contractor will explain that it’s not old, it’s mold and to contact an established roof cleaner. Does your roof have similar streaks or stains or other organisms such as green moss or gray lichen? All of these are harmful to the shingles and should be removed as soon as possible.

Before Photo Siding Roof Cleaning Will County Romeoville

Before Photo Siding Roof Cleaning Will County Romeoville

After Photo Siding Roof Cleaning Will County Romeoville

After Photo Siding Roof Cleaning Will County Romeoville