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  • 30 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Jim A.
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Oscar and his crew did the framing, roof, and stucco for our new workshop and studio. All of the work was good quality, on -time and within budget. Oscar is especially good at keeping your project on track and moving ahead without unnecessary delays. He works well with inspectors and is knowledgeable about what's required to pass the first time. He kept in touch with us through texts, emails, and phone. We'll certainly call on Oscar again!

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Ociel The Handyman
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy J.
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We called Ociel about doing roof coating for us. We hired him for that job (scheduled in the next week or two). We had another company coming over to clean our yard, and they flaked on us. We called Ociel last min and he gladly accepted the job. He and his brother are very professional and super hard workers. Yard looks awesome and I will use them again. Totally recommend Ociel.

  • 20 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Leah H.
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Nick was wonderful to work with. He gave me a firm quote and came out on a Sunday afternoon to remove a rotted wooden patio roof for me. He was fast, organized and very professional. I'm very happy with the work and the price!

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EJ Roofing
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Sean W.
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I had Emilio remove a chimney from my roof (for a free-standing fireplace, not brick). He did a great job and so far no leaks with all of the rain so we are pleased.

ProStar Construction, LLC
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Robert R.
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I have worked with Mr.Vasquez on many Projects throughout the past 33 years , Mr.Vasquez is highly Knowledgeable in many aspects of the construction trades , Some of the projects we have worked on together have included the erection and complete fabrication of a steel fence barrier along the wash for the State of Arizona , ( including the post settings, welding and painting of the entire fence project) I don't specifically recall the exact distance of the fence project but do remember it extending for Miles upon end , with complete satisfaction of the state inspectors..... We have worked on the complete removal of roof surfaces and application of ,15 , 20, and 30 year Shingle roofs, 3 and 5 ply hot asphalt Fiberglas roofing , Hot application of torch down rubber roofing , Complete fabrication of Tin And Galvanized roof surfaces, Lead sophet application , All phases of gutter and downspout fabrication drainage systems , All types of Skylight installations, roofing repairs from the removal and installation of Air conditioning units , Swamp cooler Units and many other types of 3 ply emulsified roofing surface waterproofing systems to Low lying roof areas.... Mr, Vasquez has supervised all of the above processes in my presence and many more construction based applications including the Complete construction of numerous carports and home room additions from a General Contractor's perspective , Mr Vasquez has shown me a vast foray of ingenuity and competence , From the largest of projects down to the Maintenance and repair ( at times Complete rebuild of) Equipment , from loaders to weed-eaters, tampers, vehicles,hot asphalt kettles and cement mixers large and small, I had the pleasure to Know Mr. Vasquez's Father whom taught his son Many, Many, Aspects of the Mechanical trade in which he was a top professional in Himself.... Mr. Vasquez has taught and shown me so many different variations of construction from the purchasing of materials , Quality in said materials , to the fine art of Customer interaction and foreman to crew supervision. In my Personal and Professional opinion there are few finer Supervisors, Bosses , Leaders of men or women on a Job site with the etiquette and expertise one can find in the person Mr. Octavio Vasquez . Please forgive my short version of only some of the projects I have been personally involved with in, as a Partner , employee, and friend over the past three decades partaking with Mr.Vasquez. Please feel free to Notify me in person or by E-Mail if you need a more complete and in-depth description of my dealings with Mr. Vasquez ,( Mr. Vasquez has my Phone numbers in the U.S. and Overseas, In Austria where I am currently employed with a company called Digital Motion Picture, I am more then happy to give my opinion of Mr. Vasquez...... Bob Reardon

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Why do I need to clean my roof?

Over time, algae, moss, lichen, dirt and even salt (if you’re near the ocean) can build up on your roof. These buildups can affect the look and function of your roof unless removed. The buildup of organic materials such as moss on a shingle roof can prevent water from sloughing off as it normally would. Trapped water can rot the roof or cause early deterioration of your shingles. Even if you don’t have a shingle roof, moss and lichen absorb water, and that wet material adds weight and stress to your roof — as well as providing a home for insects and other pests, and collecting dirt. For reflective, cool roofs that redirect heat away from the home, algae and moss growths can hamper their ability to deflect the sun, which can affect utility bills. Visually, moss, dirt and algae growths on a roof can have a negative effect on perceived home value and curb appeal. For example, black algae streaks on your roof may cause a potential homebuyer to assume that the roof might need repair or replacement, when it only needs to be cleaned.

Can a roof be cleaned?

Yes roofs can be cleaned, and yes, it’s a real thing. Roof cleaning may actually be a wise investment to prolong the life of your roof. Overgrowth of moss, grime, lichen or algae can all shorten the life of your roof. If you have black streaks growing on your roof, they are likely caused by gloeocapsa magma algae spores that have landed on your roof and taken up residence. Once the algae has grown into streaks, the organism has usually been growing for several months and it’s high time to have it removed. If you live in a rainy part of the country, such as the Pacific Northwest, there’s a good chance you’ll find moss growing on your roof at some point. The northern part of your roof, as well as any parts that remain shaded all day, will provide a wet, cool haven for moss to flourish. Unfortunately this water-absorbing moss can damage your shingle roof, leading to rot if not removed. Beyond roof health and function, a clean roof can boost your curb appeal and potentially boost your home’s resale value. The national average for roof cleaning costs ranges between $270 and $350, although prices can be higher depending on how large your roof is, how steep your roof is, and what type of cleaning is necessary. Typically pros use either a pressure wash or chemical wash (made with a concentrated bleach solution) to remove algae, lichen, moss and dirt.

What chemicals are used to clean roofs?

Roof cleaning is done to remove moss, lichen, algae, and buildup of other grime and dirt. There are several methods for roof cleaning, which can include a chemical soft wash, pressure washing, low-pressure washing and hand washing. When a chemical soft wash is used, a bleach mixture is sprayed onto the roof. The bleach-based solution is absorbed by the algae or moss, which dies from exposure to the chemical. The roof is then sprayed with a low-pressure rinse of water, which loosens the now-dead material, allowing it to slide off the roof.

For homeowners, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association recommends a mixture of 50 percent laundry-strength liquid chlorine bleach and 50 percent water. Professional roof cleaning companies will use an industrial mixture that is still safe but may be more effective in eliminating algae and moss growths. Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common type of roof, but each roofing material will have its own cleaning needs, so it’s best to consult with your roofing pro before diving in. Don’t do it yourself unless you can safely navigate your roof, the chemicals and a sprayer system. When in doubt, leave it to the pros.

How much does it cost to clean a roof?

The national average for roof cleaning costs ranges between $270 and $350. Factors that can affect the cost to clean your roof are the height of your house, the size and pitch (steepness) of your roof, and the complexity of your roof’s design and accessibility. Geographic location also plays a role in roof cleaning costs as regional labor rates and area costs to do business will vary. There are several ways to clean a roof. The most common is pressure washing. Industrial pressure washers can spray over 3,000 pounds per square inch (psi) of water — which is much too powerful for roof cleaning, and may tear off shingles and damage your roof. Confirm that the roof-cleaning pro you choose will only use a low-pressure sprayer to protect your roof investment. For large algae or moss growths, pros often recommend a combination of low-pressure washing with a bleach-based chemical solution. This is referred to soft washing and should handily remove any growths taking over your roof.

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