Cleaning the Roof as a House Routine Maintaining – Gardening and Hobby 10

Monday, November 2, 2020

Fig 01- Dirty roof, just for illustration


Roof is one of important parts of our house. People do cleaning house roof for many purposes, from just to make look beautiful to prevent from destroying to get good bargain when selling it.


Many of my neighbors call a cleaning roof company to do the cleaning, but few did by themselves.


These chemicals are favorite to clean roof in my neighborhood:

- bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite).

- Sodium Hydroxide.

- or Sodium Percarbonate


Bleach not only clean the roof, but also kill the organisms (micro plants) which attached on shingles.


Two important “micro plants” may destroy our roofs are:

- algae

- mold


Fig 02- Clean roof after washed by bleach


What is different between algae and mold?


Both are living organism. Algae need sunlight to live and grow, while mold does not require sun to survive.


Mold eats material on the roofs, and our roofs to be infected by molds. thus can make shingles rotten over times.


Fig 03- A house roof looks black in color, before cleaned


Our roofs may look “ugly,” because mold produces colors, include:

- black

- gray

- brown

- green

- white 


Fig 04 – Roofs of a house look pretty after cleaning


Many brands of roof cleaners are available in the market, some of them are:

- Thetford

- Dicor

- Propack

- Wet and forget

- Eterna

- Spray and forget


It is easy to clean the roof, first, just spray the shingles with bleach or other brand cleaners, let the solution on the surface for 30 minutes. Then rinse with pressure water.


The result is amazing. Roof looks shining. Please see Figure 02 and 04. Our neighbors did clean their roof every other year.

22 comments:

  1. I never heard of cleaning roofs this way in Toronto.

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  2. I have my husband clean ours because I am terrified of heights!

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    1. Thanks -
      Cleaning the Roof as a House Routine Maintaining – Gardening and Hobby 10
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      Fig 01- Dirty roof, just for illustration

      Roof is one of important parts of our house. People do cleaning house roof for many purposes, from just to make look beautiful to prevent from destroying to get good bargain when selling it.

      Many of my neighbors call a cleaning roof company to do the cleaning, but few did by themselves.

      These chemicals are favorite to clean roof in my neighborhood:
      - bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite).
      - Sodium Hydroxide.
      - or Sodium Percarbonate

      Bleach not only clean the roof, but also kill the organisms (micro plants) which attached on shingles.

      Two important “micro plants” may destroy our roofs are:
      - algae
      - mold

      Delete
  4. I've cleaned roofs (my house on Skidaway had so many valleys on the roof that had too cleaned a couple times a year--when I brought my house in the mountains, I made sure it was a simple roof line)!.

    new blog: www.fromarockyhillside.com

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  5. Oh so nice product, I never erxperienced something like that in my house but sounds great

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      Cleaning the Roof as a House Routine Maintaining – Gardening and Hobby 10
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      Fig 02- Clean roof after washed by bleach

      What is different between algae and mold?

      Both are living organism. Algae need sunlight to live and grow, while mold does not require sun to survive.

      Mold eats material on the roofs, and our roofs to be infected by molds. thus can make shingles rotten over times.

      Delete
  6. I have never cleaned my roof at home. Have a nice tuesday.

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  7. Thanks for the tip. I usually just blow off the leaves and snow.

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    1. Thanks -
      Cleaning the Roof as a House Routine Maintaining – Gardening and Hobby 10
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      Fig 03- A house roof looks black in color, before cleaned

      Our roofs may look “ugly,” because mold produces colors, include:
      - black
      - gray
      - brown
      - green
      - white

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  8. Great information - thanks for sharing! We usually just clean the siding when we see any mold or dirt accumulating. Never cleaned the roof. I think it would be difficult with our roof! Take care!

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  9. I have never cleaned the roof
    but you can see a huge difference in the neighbors 🙂
    best regards

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  10. I have never did it but good to know ;)

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    1. Thanks -
      Cleaning the Roof as a House Routine Maintaining – Gardening and Hobby 10
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      Fig 04 – Roofs of a house look pretty after cleaning

      Many brands of roof cleaners are available in the market, some of them are:
      - Thetford
      - Dicor
      - Propack
      - Wet and forget
      - Eterna
      - Spray and forget

      It is easy to clean the roof, first, just spray the shingles with bleach or other brand cleaners, let the solution on the surface for 30 minutes. Then rinse with pressure water.

      The result is amazing. Roof looks shining. Please see Figure 02 and 04. Our neighbors did clean their roof every other year.

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  11. We have never washed our roof, and it does have a few spots that probably need to get done

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  12. Difference is amazing. Thank you for sharing one more informative post.

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  13. Thank you. Yes the DVD prices were nice, 3 DVD's for 15€ =)

    Interesting post. It's really important to clean the roof. Before my parents and me have seperated apartments, we have a house and the roof was so black after some years :D
    Have a wonderful day too.

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  14. Wow, was für ein Unterschied, da hat sich die Arbeit echt gelohnt. LG Romy

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    1. Thanks -
      Cleaning the Roof as a House Routine Maintaining – Gardening and Hobby 10
      -
      Fig 01- Dirty roof, just for illustration

      Roof is one of important parts of our house. People do cleaning house roof for many purposes, from just to make look beautiful to prevent from destroying to get good bargain when selling it.

      Many of my neighbors call a cleaning roof company to do the cleaning, but few did by themselves.

      These chemicals are favorite to clean roof in my neighborhood:
      - bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite).
      - Sodium Hydroxide.
      - or Sodium Percarbonate

      Bleach not only clean the roof, but also kill the organisms (micro plants) which attached on shingles.

      Two important “micro plants” may destroy our roofs are:
      - algae
      - mold

      Delete