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Glen Ellyn Roof Moss Removal Professionals

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Superior Exteriors
4.8
from 173 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
Robert L.
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Standard gutter maintenance including debris removal from gutters and downspouts. They were prompt, worked quickly and cleaned up as they went. Overall pleased with my experience and would highly recommend Scott for gutter cleaning services.

My Home Wizards
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa H.
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They did a cleaning for our gutters and exterior lighting. They did a great job. They are very professional, reasonably priced and very nice people. I would use them again in the future. I would recommend them to others.

American Bonded Xteriors
4.6
from 92 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Nadia M.
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We had a new roof and new gutters installed. The employees of American Bonded Xteriors arrived on time and with all the necessary supplies. When they removed the old roof they protected the side of our home as well as the neighbors home. The tear off went very smoothly and the clean up was outstanding! Our new roof went up quickly and looked great. We went with the suggestion from the owner of the company for the gutter color and design and it looks absolutely perfect. The workers were timely, neat and efficient. Our new roof and gutters make the house look updated and fresh. Absolutely recommend for the professional service and design help. The house looks great!

LC ProCleaning Services
4.6
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
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Fair price, did a really nice job with power washing our siding and cleaning the gutters. Would highly recommend!

  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Dan H.
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He got on a roof way to steep for me and fixed the problem correctly. He' great thanks!

Moorish Improvement Company
4.1
from 34 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Shaun S.
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I had Chris company install an entire roof on my home. The work was good and dont have any complaints. Look forward to more home improvement projects with the Moorish Improvement Company!

  • 26 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Brian P.
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Marc clearly has a broad set of a rather very granular building/construction/remodeling/etc. skill set. We hired Marc to install a few kitchen cabinets that were custom built to the vacant space above and around our refrigerator. He has a keen eye which he utilizes to help point out issues of concern/benefit/consideration to the customer. He is very professional, very friendly to house pets (haha), and cleans up well after the work is completed. And finally, his pricing is as competitive as you will find (I shopped around the Chicagoland area quite a bit). I would absolutely recommend Mark and his team to anyone looking for fixes or upgrades on your home. In fact, we will very likely bring Marc back to continue assessing our damaged roof/leaking issue which he evaluated for us before even beginning the work on the cabinets! And one last thing, which I think is very important as a customer: Marc is extremely flexible with his scheduling. Anyone looking to have work performed on their home/property knows how difficult it can be to find someone willing to work with your schedule - even if it means evenings. Brian

Northern power washing LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rick S.
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The service and quality of work performed by Ben Orr and Northern Seasonal Services was outstanding. I had my entire house and surface areas pressure washed, windows washed and organic growth removed from my roof. The servicemen, Brad and Mike, were thorough, knowledgable and courteous. I will highly recommend their service to others. I will indeed use them again. Many thanks to Ben and his crew.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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