Category Archives: Roof Cleaning


Soft Washing In River Vale

April 30, 2014 Roof Cleaning Ed Thompson

Soft Roof Washing The Science Of Removing Roof Algae Roof cleaning is not a “pressure washing” job! Pressure washing roofing shingles does not solve the problem. The roof is sick. Let’s treat it like it’s sick. Treating moss and algae on a roof is similar to treating weeds in a sidewalk. A good weed killer […]

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What’s Eating Your Roof

April 30, 2014 Roof Cleaning Ed Thompson

What’s Eating Your Roof   If you live in River Vale NJ, you are probably wondering what it is that’s growing on all the roof shingles. Black stain on a roof is algae called Gloeocapsa Magma. It spreads from roof to roof through airborne spores, birds and squirrels. These spores begin landing on the roof […]

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Roof Moss and Lichen Cleaning River Vale NJ

April 30, 2014 Roof Cleaning Ed Thompson

Roof Moss and Lichen Cleaning River Vale   Moss and lichen develop root systems into roofing shingles. This is how moss stays on the roof regardless of wind and heavy rain. As the root spreads it slowly tears the shingle apart. Forcibly removing moss and lichen can leave permanent scars on the roofing shingle. Never […]

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Roof Cleaning 07675 River Vale NJ

March 24, 2013 Roof Cleaning admin

Roof Cleaning River Vale  New Jersey 07675 Roof cleaning is not a “pressure washing” job. Never let anyone clean your roof by power washing. High pressure water can release large amounts of roofing granules. Roofing granules dislodge very easily which is why most gutters always have a certain amount of roofing granules inside that have […]

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Roof Stains River Vale NJ

March 24, 2013 Roof Cleaning admin

Roof Cleaning River Vale NJ   Roof stains are not only an eyesore, they diminish property values and can lead to long term damage. The black stains are cause by an algae that helps retain moisture that can provide an environment for moss and lichens to grow on your shingles. Where the stains are mostly an […]

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Roof Cleaning River Vale

March 20, 2013 Roof Cleaning admin

If you live in Randolph New Jersey and you have a dirty roof, you now have the option of a roof soft wash over a roof pressure wash. Thompson Roof Cleaning and Power Washing has been servicing New Jersey since 1996. We clean all types of residential roofs like asphalt shingle, cedar and slate roofs. […]

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