Asphalt roofing has benefits, such as low maintenance and affordability. However, cleaning the roof is a chore that homeowners have to do themselves from time to time. With the right asphalt roof cleaning supplies, you can improve the look of your home in a short time. Here's what you need for cleaning supplies:
Spray & Forget Roof Cleaner
This cleaner does not use bleach, lye, acid, phosphates or heavy metals. The best part is there's no rinsing. Make a solution using 9 gallons water to one gallon of Spray & Forget, and your stains will disappear in 6 to 9 months. You can reduce that time to 3 to 6 months by using a 5:1 mix.
Shingle Shield Roof Cleaner
This is another option for an asphalt roof cleaning product. One gallon cleans up to 2,000 square feet, and it restores the roof's natural color. You will have to do the work of rinsing, though, after you apply the cleaner.
There are a few things to remember when cleaning your roof. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer Association (ARMA) recommends using non-pressure, chemical solutions for cleaning shingles and roofs. If you try to clean it with a lot of scrubbing and pressure, you lose granules and some shingles may pop off in the process.