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What is the best way to remove algae from a wood shingle roof?

Power wash with water only
23%
Power wash with a chemical mix
48%
Hand scrape and scrub
17%
It is not advisable to remove algae
1%
Not sure
9%
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Question: What is the best way to remove algae from a wood shingle roof?
Top Answer (48% of 52 votes): Power wash with a chemical mix.

Answer: Power wash with a chemical mix
Explanation: Soft wash is the best method
IC Cleaning Services
Answer: Power wash with water only
Explanation: Use water only again any chemicals would cause discoloration
T&K Remodelers
Answer: Hand scrape and scrub
Explanation: The correct answer is not listed. You should use a soft wash cleaning system to kill all algae , mold and mildew with the cleaning solution. NEVER PRESSURE WASH A ROOF!
Jackson Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Chemical mix only
Just The Right Pressure
Answer: Power wash with a chemical mix
Explanation: Safety Working on a roof can be dangerous, and it becomes even more hazardous when wet, so be sure to take adequate safety precautions. Avoid working on steep roofs, wear slip resistant shoes, and use a safety rope where needed. When working with harsh chemicals, be sure to protect your skin and eyes. Bleach can damage or kill other plants in addition to algae, so wet down any grass, shrubs, or other plants where runoff will occur before and after applying bleach. Covering bushes with plastic after wetting them down helps as well. Cleaning It’s best to clean your roof on a cloudy day to prevent the cleaner from evaporating too quickly. If you know the manufacturer of your shingles, contact them or check their website for specific recommendations on cleaning. When using a product made for cleaning roofs or oxygen bleach, follow the directions on the container. While the recipe for cleaning a roof with bleach can vary, the basic formula is: 1 quart bleach (6% sodium hypochlorite) 1 gallon water 1/4 cup TSP (trisodium phosphate) or other heavy duty cleaner (don’t use a cleaner that contains ammonia or is not recommended for mixing with bleach, as it can result in poisonous chlorine gas)
Michael's Roofing
Answer: Power wash with a chemical mix
Explanation: Use a good quality house wash and a light power rinse
Applied Coatings Solutions, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Power wash with a chemical mix
Explanation: A power washer may be carefully used on a wood shingle roof in combination with an algae killing agent.
CWAGS LLC
Answer: Power wash with a chemical mix
Explanation: by a professional pressure washer
G M M Property Inspections
Answer: Hand scrape and scrub
Explanation: Use a bristle scrub brush on a pole and push the brush down the roof to tear the moss's root
MRG Painting & Projects
ProMatcher
Answer: Power wash with a chemical mix
Explanation: Low pressure chemical algaecide and surfactant.
Sterling House Wash
Answer: Power wash with water only
Explanation: Chemical can hurt wood
Just How It Seams
Answer: Power wash with a chemical mix
Explanation: Our roof cleaning process involves a LOW PRESSURE application of a specialized mix of detergents that prevent -- infestations from returning for much longer periods of time than other methods . We do not use power washers in the process
SPOTLESS ROOF & EXTERIOR CLEANING
ProMatcher
Answer: Power wash with water only
Explanation: Wood is more durable and keep the pressure washer spray to a wider span, but also use a water proofing products to repel growth.
Todd Professional Home Inspection Services, LLC
Answer: Power wash with a chemical mix
Explanation: The proper chemicals and the proper pressure will be the factor in the outcome of the roof clean.
Genn-USA Pressure Washing Services
Answer: Power wash with a chemical mix
Explanation: Very hazardous work. It should only be done by a licensed, insured roofing contractor, and done from a man lift.
Exterior Systems Roofing
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