As a Certified “Soft-Wash” Microbial Management Contractor, we are able to provide you with a deep clean that sanitizes the surface; eliminating all types of bacterial growth. If left untreated, these microorganisms will shorten the lifespan of your roof and other surfaces by decomposing the material. Our process has been fully approved by all shingle manufacturers, ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) and insurance companies.
We Clean with Science, Not High Pressure!
All projects are completed with state-of-the-art, zero-emission equipment that incorporates 100% biodegradable cleaning products. The maximum output pressure of our cleaning equipment is approximately 60 psi and renders results that typically lasts 4 - 6 times longer than traditional pressure washing.
Additionally, we hold a Michigan Residential Builders License, a PABL (Pesticide Application Business License) with MDARD (Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development) and we are certified in Microbial Pest Management.
*Any contractor that offers a service or product that is intended to prevent, destroy, repel or mitigate pests such as mold, algae, lichen and/or moss is required by the State of Michigan as well as the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) to hold a certification in the proper categories and carry a Pesticide Application Business License. Hiring a contractor that is not certified and operates without the proper licensing could potentially be applying heavy concentrations of illegal pesticides around your home and family.
Ugly Shingles, LLC cleaning and treating a roof in Lansing, Michigan utilizing the Soft-Wash method.
Multi-Point Visual Inspection – This inspection will identify any obvious problematic areas such as missing or blown off shingles, damaged venting or excessive wear. This inspection will take place prior to the cleaning service. Any minor concerns will be notated on your invoice. Any major concerns will be brought to your attention prior to us 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.
The image to the right displays a very common issue on roofs 12-15 years old. The UV rays produced by the sun cause the rubber to breakdown and fall apart. A repair like this is included in our Gold Roof Cleaning Package - no additional cost to the customer.
*For liability reasons, we are unable to clean a roof that we feel has less than 5 years of effective life left in the shingles.
This vent boot shows signs of deterioration - a potential area for water to penetrate.
Debris Removal – Ugly Shingles, LLC will attempt to remove all debris such as leaves, branches, etc. from the surface of the roof safely and to the best of our ability.
Roof Stain Removal – Ugly Shingles, LLC will apply a blend of industrial grade cleaning solutions that will dissolve all staining and discoloration within minutes of application. Once we're done, the shingles should appear as if they were brand new. You may notice that a slight soap film that remains after the roof is dry. This film goes away after the first period of heavy rain.
Roof Moss, Lichen and Algae Growth - Ugly Shingles, LLC will apply an EPA registered product intended to kill and remove all moss, lichen and algae growth that may be present on the surface of your roof. Any areas of dense growth will be lightly brushed to expose the shingled surface below. The roof will then be blown off to remove all debris. Once the roof is free of any loose partials, the product will then be thoroughly applied to the surface. Any green moss, lichen and algae growth will turn white or light-yellow and the deterioration process will begin. The roof will then be lightly rinsed. Several periods of heavy rain may be required to completely rinse away any remaining dead algae . Prematurely forcing the dead algae from the surface before it has fully deteriorated may damage the shingles. It is best to allow the dead algae to fully deteriorate and rinse away naturally.
Ugly Shingles, LLC applies the Soft-Wash cleaning agents to infested shingles in Howell, Michigan.
Our Rooflex Conditioning process includes applying an all natural soy-formulated product to the roof surface. As the shingles age, the petro-oil that is used during production becomes depleted and the shingles begin to lose their flexibility. Rooflex acts as a replacement to the petro-oil, increasing the overall plasticity. As the shingles expand and contract with daily temperature fluctuation, the surface begins to crack and you may notice a significant increase in granular loss due to restricted flexibility. The longer we keep the shingles looking and functioning as intended, the longer they'll last. We will only condition a roof that we feel will benefit from the process. Typically, our Roof Rejuvenation Package (cleaning, inspection and conditioning) will add at least 5 years of additional life to your roof.
An Ugly Shingles technician conditions a 12 year old roof in Ann Arbor, Michigan with Rooflex.
This process includes solid exterior surfaces such as vinyl & aluminum siding, dryvit, hardie board, and stucco. Ugly Shingles, LLC will apply a blend of industrial grade cleaning solutions that will remove all algae and mildew staining, cobwebs and insect remains within minutes. Once the staining fully dissolves, the surface will then be thoroughly rinsed using a fresh water source connected to the property. If requested, a great smelling 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.
An Ugly Shingles Technician applying Soft-Wash cleaning agents to remove algae & mildew staining.
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Ugly Shingles, LLC takes protecting the environment very seriously. All of the cleaning products that we use are 100% biodegradable, water-based, LOW-VOC, non-hazardous and quickly breakdown to carbon and water within 20 days after use.
Water Conservation - our process uses 40% less water than traditional pressure washing.
Our equipment is ultra quiet and powered by a low voltage - fossil fuel-free system.
*Please let us know if you have a sensitivity to smell or to any cleaning products.
To set up a no obligation "Soft-Wash" Roof & Exterior Microbial Management consultation, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
PO BOX 51 Hartland, Michigan 48353
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm