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What are those black streaks on my roof?

The black roof streaks you see on your roof is algae called Gloeocapsa Magma. This algae spreads itself by unseen microscopic spores, just like a dandelion weed. Its spores are airborne and dormant until they land on an environment with moisture and a food source…and guess what that food source is? Your roof. Shingles that are made contain massive amounts of food that algae love to eat – that food is limestone. Yes, it is actually eating your roof. In most cases the algae will take root on the north facing roof surface or any area of the roof that is subject to limited sunlight. This lack of sunlight allows the roof surface to remain wet longer, providing a perfect environment for the algae to grow. The Gloeocaspa Magma will eventually turn into the green moss you see on a roof. We can safely  remove the black streak and moss with out a pressure washer. Pressure washing your roof will cause unrepairable damage and void your roof warranty. At WNC Pressure Washing our roof washing process is called soft washing to remove the unwanted mold and mildew.

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What can do to clean my roof?

Their are many ways to clean your roof. One product a lot of DIY homeowners try is “wet and forget” and find out it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.  We use a commercial grade roof mix that is applied through a metered system to ensure we are not applying a strong mix that may cause damage to your landscape. At WNC Pressure Washing we have been certified by the UAMCC to give you the best possible experience. 

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What is soft wash roof washing?

The term “Soft Wash” or “No Pressure” roof wash became popular with reputable contractors as a way to separate themselves from the “fly-by-night” power washers trying to “stay busy”. Pressure cleaning has it’s place but, it is not on the roof, especially an asphalt roof! Everyone has heard the stories of washing the granules off the shingles, tabs broken or entire shingles torn off. With 3000 lbs. of pressure coming out a small nozzle, it’s not hard to do. Soft wash roof cleaning is a low pressure (60psi) process used to remove algae, stains, mildew and lichens. Roof washing is the process to remove dirt, algae and moss from roofs. Roof washing can extend the duration of a roof’s ability to function. Algae and other types of build-up often form on parts of roofs that are shaded, and can reduce a roof’s life expectancy. Roof cleaning may be accomplished with our roof wash solution.

Our roof washing process is highly effective on all types of roofing material: asphalt, metal, tile, rubber and new composite materials.

Damaging moss on your roof? Roof Washing is the answer

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 Green moss on your roof can cause damage from the roots system. The root system will work it way through the shingle and down to the plywood. This is where the damage happens, after it rains the roots are full of water.  The root system that has worked it way to the plywood now holds water and will transfer that water to the wood. The waterlogged plywood then start to weaken and drips water onto your drywall. Over time you will start to see brown spots on your ceiling. Once this happens a roofer will need to be called. Our job at WNC Pressure Washing is to stop this damage from happening with our soft wash roof cleaning. If you start to see black streaks on your roof give the soft wash roof cleaning pros and we help save you money.

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We can remove mold and mildew from a roof with no damage roof washing. Never let anyone clean your roof with a pressure washer.

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Soft wash roof cleaning in Waynesville, NC

We love working and living in the mountains of Waynesville, NC we have family and friends that stretch back to the 1800’s. A lot of pride also goes in to our pressure washing and soft washing business. We have 10+ years in the pressure washing business. Give us a call or fill out the form above to see the difference in hiring someone who loves what they do.  Give us a call when you see black streaks on your roof

Soft wash roof cleaning in Asheville, NC

We first opened in 2009 and from then on we have been the leader in soft washing by becoming certified in roof washing. Our owner is on several BOD’s one is an association of local business owners in Asheville (EAGA) the other is a pressure washing organization founded in the early 90’s.  We know this area and gladly serve all over WNC. our areas include Asheville, Hendersonville, Leicester, Waynesville, Sylva, Weaverville, Black Mountain, Bryson city and surrounding areas

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Is there green moss on your roof? What can be done?

Moss on roof? Fortunately, this problem can be eliminated. WNC Pressure Washing is proud to serve the Western North Carolina area. Our process is approved by the ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Assoc.) We use a technique called soft washing to wash a roof. there is no pressure washer involved. Our roof cleaning mix is environmentally safe. The fungus along with lichens will be dislodged over a short period of time. Once we spray the roof cleaning mix you can see the green carpet moss immediately starts to die and turn white, after a few rain falls the moss falls off the roof. The black mold streaks are gone before we leave the property.  This is a relatively inexpensive procedure that can add years to your roof. Roof washing is very inexpensive compared to a new roof. We will save you thousands!

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What's eating your

A general misconception among the public is the fact that discolored roofs are the result of age and deterioration that soon require replacement. To the contrary, discoloration is the result of an air-borne fungus known as Gloeocapsa Magma. It can be identified as dark or black streaks and is most noticeable on a lighter colored roofs, also moss on roofs, but can be found on most any roof. Gloeocapsa Magma feeds on humidity, heat, and some form of nutrient. Our roof washing process cost around 95% less than the cost of a new roof. To the right is a recent roof cleaning in Hendersonville NC

According to the Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association ( ARMA ), roofs that have a substantial amount of this algae can absorb as much as 30% more heat due to the black pigmentation. This heat absorption leads to shingle deterioration and higher electric bills. Moreover, not only are these roofs unsightly, the presence of this fungus in such close proximity to a living environment can pose health concerns for those with allergy problems. See the roof wash pros difference when you call WNC Pressure Washing to remove moss on your roof and those nasty looking black streaks

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Benefits of roof washing

The most important benefit of roof cleaning and restoration is the fact that it removes algae which can shorten the lifespan of your roof. Cleaning your roof increases the value and appeal of the overall house. Playing an important part in the appearance of the home, increases the curb appeal and helps to maintain its attractive stature. Thus, this uplifts the value of the home, its resale capabilities. Our soft wash process doesn’t require a power washer, so it won’t void your warranty. If you desire to give your home a clean roof that looks great and will last longer, call or text the experts at WNC pressure washing and roof cleaning.

Washing your home’s roof does more than make your property look pleasant. Are you selling your home? Any future buyer can appreciate the exceptional power of a first impression. But when a dirty roof is hurting the curb appeal of your home, the result isn’t just ugly: It might cost you a sale.  We can not only extend the life of your roof we can bring it back to it original color.

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Why hire WNC Pressure Washing to remove black streaks on roofs?

We always go the extra mile to provide better service and maximum satisfaction to our clients. We get things done the right way and handle everything so you don’t have to get your hands dirty. Simply put, we make removing black streaks from roofs easy for you. Our proven track record and 100% satisfaction guarantee will give you peace of mind. Quality, professional roof moss removal and treatment is our promise. All employees are drug screened and background checked. We carry the proper insurance and have workman comp. Our company is the most certified soft washing company in WNC. We take roof cleaning seriously.


Never let anyone your roof!!

Why would anyone allow this on there roof? First thing is safety. This is not OSHA approved and you may be responsible when he falls. Your shingle manufacturer doesn’t recommend removing the black streaks and moss on your roof this way either. At WNC Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning we are your local certified roof cleaners. We use a process called soft washing and it’s the only approved method of roof cleaning by the Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association (ARMA). In most cases, we do not have to get on your roof. More importantly we are insured and our employees have workman comp.

Important –  Do not let someone with a pressure washer clean your roof.

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In the end you will be happy that you chose the most qualified roof cleaners in WNC!

When done properly, the results are amazing and our photos prove we know how to do it right! We get rid of the black streaks and brighten the roof so that it looks like new! Safely remove those streaks on your roof with no pressure washing. Don’t put your roof in jeopardy by hiring a “handyman” with a pressure washer, hire a professional with over 9 years experience. Our work is 100% guaranteed. So, 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. Getting your roof wash is a safe, smart and a rewarding process as long as done properly by a qualified roof cleaner.

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