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Why are there black streaks on my roof?

In the South the humidity promotes the growth of mold, mildew, algae, and other micro-organisms. Shingles are composed of materials which foster the growth of these micro-organisms which then stain and damage your roof. The black streaks on your roof are not caused by dirt or soot, they are living colonies of micro-organisms which are feeding off the limestone in the shingles.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Homeowners in the past would choose pressure washing to clean their roofs. However, they would find that the black streaks would quickly reappear. This is because pressure washing only removes the surface layer of dirt and algae. The colonies of micro-organisms still existing and reappear a few months later.

Soft washing is more than roof cleaning. It not only cleans but also sanitizes, penetrates, and eliminates the root cause of the black streaks on your roof. At 4 Seasons SoftWash we believe that treatment of a roof or surface is more beneficial to rid the source of the staining rather than just blasting away at the surface! We use science instead of pressure to kill the microorganisms damaging your home.

What is soft washing?

An alternative to pressure/power washing, soft washing does not use high pressure. Rather, it extensively cleans surfaces while eliminating micro-organisms that cause discoloration on your roof and other surfaces.

Is soft washing safe?

The cleansing processes and systems we use are safe for the environment. The remedies we use are also non-toxic and will not release any hazardous chemicals into the area that surrounds your property.

Why should I soft wash?

Mold, mildew, algae, lichen, and bacteria cause most of the discoloration on roofs and other exterior surfaces. The metabolic rate of these organisms is also acidic, which makes them destructive to surfaces like roof shingles. Removing these harmful micro-organisms prevents staining and enhances the durability of fences, decks, and roofs.

Why does soft washing work?

Created over 30 years ago, soft washing has become a popular cleaning method, and many large companies in Florida, like Disney, Universal Studios, and government organizations, rely on it. Over 100,000 roofs have also been efficiently cleaned with soft washing.

Why is soft washing better than pressure washing?

Pressure washing merely washes off the surface layer of grime, while soft washing does this and gets rid of all the bacteria. Since soft washing doesn’t use damaging high pressure, the treatments also last much longer.

How long will the results of soft washing last?

Most soft washing treatments will last up to four times as long as pressure washing before any tarnishing happens. In most cases, our treatments will last more than a year.

Is soft washing safe for the environment?

Yes! All of our cleansing services are 100% biodegradable. We only use 1/3 the water of pressure washing, and since our cleanings last longer than pressure washing, cleaning is not needed as often.

What surfaces can you clean with soft washing?

On top of roofing systems, we clean all kinds of building exterior siding, fences, decks, concrete, and brick. We can also use soft washing on building materials like concrete, aluminum, vinyl siding, brick, timber, roof shingles, and much more.

Is soft washing guaranteed?

We guarantee all our work for roof cleaning. If you notice microbe growth on your roof within one year of cleaning, we will provide a complimentary clean. We also offer a five-year spot-free warranty. If you notice any discoloration on your roof within five years of treatment, we will clean it again at a prorated rate.