As a Professional “Soft-Wash” Cleaning Contractor, we DO NOT utilize any type of high pressure equipment to clean the delicate exterior surfaces of your home or office. All projects are completed with state-of-the-art zero-emission systems that incorporate 100% biodegradable / non-pesticidal cleaning products. The maximum output PSI (pounds per square inch) of our system is 60 PSI; very similar to the average pressure of a garden hose.
ROOF CLEANING (if requested)
Multi-Point Visual Inspection – This inspection will identify any obvious problematic areas such as missing shingles, damaged venting or excessive wear. This inspection will take place prior to any cleaning. Any minor concerns will be notated on your invoice. Any major concerns will be brought to your attention prior to Ugly Shingles, LLC cleaning the surface. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary information that will help you get the most out of your roof. *This inspection does not guarantee that all potential problematic areas will be identified as some may be less than obvious.
*We will not clean a roof that we feel has less than 5 years of effective life left in the shingles.
Debris Removal – Ugly Shingles, LLC will attempt to remove all debris such as leaves, branches, etc. from the surface of the roof to the best of their ability.
Stain Removal – Ugly Shingles, LLC will apply a cleaning product that will clean all staining within minutes. After the staining has been removed, there may be a slight film that remains. This film generally goes away after the first rain. 100% GUARANTEED! All cleaning products used are recommended by ARMA - Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association.
HOUSE WASHING (if requested)
This process includes surfaces such as vinyl & aluminum siding, dryvit, hardie board, and stucco. Ugly Shingles, LLC will apply a cleaning product that will remove all staining within minutes. Once the staining has been cleaned, the surface will then be thoroughly rinsed using a water source connected to the property. If requested, a surface wax will then be applied after the rinsing process is complete. *Please keep in mind that windows may need to be washed after the house washing process is complete – depending on water hardness and quality.
Interior of Gutters: Ugly Shingles, LLC will remove all debris from the gutters and the interior of the gutters will be flushed to ensure proper flow.
Exterior of Gutters: Ugly Shingles, LLC will apply a cleaning product to remove discoloration and surface staining “black stripes”. In most cases, all discoloration and surface staining can be removed. In some cases, permanent staining may result from oxidation and/or natural elements - common with age.
This applies to concrete, brick and limestone. Ugly Shingles, LLC will apply a cleaning product to clean all surface staining – once the product is applied the staining generally disappears within minutes. The surface will then be thoroughly rinsed using water from a source connected to the property.
Ugly Shingles, LLC will apply a cleaning product to remove all staining from the deck surface. Once the staining has been removed, the surface will be thoroughly rinsed using a water source connected to the property. USE CAUTION: The surface may be slippery – even after it has been rinsed. *Please allow the deck to fully dry prior to walking on it.
IRON STAIN REMOVAL (if requested)
Ugly Shingles, LLC will apply an iron / rust removal agent to remove iron deposits from most surfaces. Once the iron stain has disappeared, the surface will be thoroughly rinsed. *Some porous surfaces may not come completely clean as iron deposits become permanent with time.
Ugly Shingles, LLC takes protecting the environment very seriously. The cleaning product we use quickly breakdown to after use. All gutters that discharge near landscaping or into bodies of water will be captured or redirected. We recommend leaving all gutters redirected until after the first period of heavy rain. This will prevent soap suds from foaming at the point of discharge. We will be required to use a water source connected to the property for rinsing purposes. We do our best to conserve as much water as possible when we rinse the soap off your landscaping and exterior surfaces. *Please let us know if you have a sensitivity to any cleaning products.
*Ugly Shingles, LLC does not offer services nor do we use any substances or products that are intended to prevent, destroy, repel or mitigate pests including plant regulators, defoliants and desiccants. This includes insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, biocides, algaecides, rodenticides, weed n' feed products, sanitizers, disinfectants, organic pesticides, ready-to-use pesticides, etc.
If the stains don’t go away – you don’t pay – it’s that simple!
*Areas of dense staining will take several periods of heavy rain before it is completely gone.
We offer a 5-year "Streak-Free" Limited Warranty with all cleanings.
The Soft-Wash technology has been used throughout the country to safely clean the exterior of thousands of homes just like yours. Our process has been fully approved by all shingles manufacturers including ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association). The "Soft-Wash" process is also recommended by all insurance companies. All of our products we use to clean the exterior of your home are 100% biodegradable. Having your roof cleaned is recognized as general maintenance.
*The use of high-pressure will not only damage your roof, but may also void any existing warranty that your roofing materials may have. Many high-pressure cleaning companies claim that their process is "low-pressure" when in fact they're simply "dialing down" the PSI (pounds per square inch) output of their high-pressure units. Another cleaning method you will want to avoid is one that involves the use of an "aluminum disc" also known as a "surface cleaner". This equipment has been designed strictly for hard surfaces such as driveways, walkways, tile floors, etc.
To see our cleaning process in action, please check out the "videos" link above.