Clearing Up the Myths about Northern Virginia Roof Cleaning

Northern Virginia Roof Cleaning – How Long will a Roof Stay Algae Free?There is a lot of misinformation and confusion about how to properly clean a roof, especially since it’s a relatively new industry. The experts at ROOF REAL CLEAN would like to clear up some of the myths about roof cleaning.  The truth is there is really only one safe way to remove unsightly black stains and streaks on your roof.

Northern Virginia Roof Stains Caused by Gloeocapsa Magna

The black streaks and stains often seen on dirty roofs are caused by a hardy type of algae known as Gloeocapsa Magma. This type of algae growth has airborne spores that land on your shingles and spread quickly. Gloeocapsa Magma feeds on the limestone contained in your roof shingles along with moisture and must be killed with the proper chemicals, or it will grow back.

Roof Algae Uses Your Roof As Food

The black streaks and stains from algae growing on your Northern Virginia roof is not just a cosmetic issue that can be ignored. Roof algae will use your roof as FOOD and if not removed, it will eventually cause premature granule loss of your shingle, deterioration and shorten the lifespan of your roof.

Why You Should Maintain Your Northern Virginia Roof

Shingle granules are intended to deflect UV rays and heat away from your roof surface. However, if your roof is covered in algae or the granules are eaten away by algae infestation, you will have higher AC bills, let alone have to replace your roof prematurely. Maintaining your Northern Virginia roof by having it cleaned by a professional roof cleaning service such as ROOF REAL CLEAN makes sense when you consider the thousands of dollars it will cost you to replace it.

Low Pressure Wash Roof Cleaning

You never want to power wash the algae off your roof because it can damage the integrity of our shingle, causing granule loss. Blasting your roof with 2000 PSI may remove some of the stains, but it will also remove some of your roof in the process. High pressure is never a good idea!

At ROOF REAL CLEAN, we NEVER use high pressure when cleaning a roof. We use a low pressure rinse along with a bio-degradable roof shampoo that won’t harm your shingle or the surrounding vegetation around your home. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) recommends that roof shingles be cleaned with a low pressure wash chemical method– never high pressure!

Don’t Get “Sold” on a New Roof

Often, the dingiest dirtiest roofs are simply in need of a professional roof cleaning and are returned back to their original luster. Unfortunately, many folks get “sold” on a new roof, when all they really needed was a roof cleaning by a professional roof cleaning company such as ROOF REAL CLEAN of Northern Virginia.

ROOF REAL CLEAN – Northern Virginia’s ‘Premier’ Roof Cleaning Company

We are in the business of making our customers happy and that is why ROOF REAL CLEAN has become Northern Virginia’s ‘premier’ roof cleaning company.

We service the following Northern Virginia cities:

  • Fairfax Station, VA roof cleaning
  • Falls Church, VA roof cleaning
  • Annandale , VA roof cleaning
  • Fairfax, VA roof cleaning
  • Springfield, VA roof cleaning
  • Oakton, VA roof cleaning
  • Vienna, VA roof cleaning
  • Burke, VA roof cleaning
  • Centreville, VA roof cleaning
  • Mclean, VA roof cleaning
  • Clifton, VA roof cleaning
  • Alexandria, VA roof cleaning
  • Arlington, VA roof cleaning

At ROOF REAL CLEAN we offer a roof maintenance program and a one year warranty on our roof cleaning services. For a FREE roof cleaning quote, give us a call today at (703) 973-1619 – Be sure and ask for  “Mauricio.”

We Strive for Excellence and Customer Satisfaction!

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Is Your Dirty Northern Virginia Roof Jeopardizing Your Homeowners Policy?

insurance policyWhen it comes to homeowners insurance the homeowner is responsible for proper maintenance of their home and insurers frown upon homeowners who fail to properly maintain their Northern Virginia roof.

Insurance Companies Can Cancel Your Policy due to a Dirty Roof

Did you know that insurance companies can potentially cancel your home owner’s policy if your Northern Virginia roof is dirty and dingy? Your insurance company can randomly inspect your home and often it is nothing more than a ‘drive by’ where the condition of our home, including the condition of your roof is reported back to the company.

Failing to properly maintain your Northern Virginia roof  by having it professionally cleaned could end up costing you more in homeowner’s insurance or worse, CANCELLATION of your policy. If you are cancelled for improper roof maintenance, you may have difficulty getting insured by another insurance company.

Why Insurance Companies May Cancel Your Policy over a Dirty Roof

Insurance companies believe that the black streaks and stains due to algae, fungus, moss, lichen colonies, etc. growing on your Northern Virginia roof can lead to further problems with the integrity of your roof.

Risk for The Insurance Company

Overtime, the growth of algae, fungus, moss, lichen colonies growing on your roof can break down the organic components of your shingle. Left untreated, it could require a premature replacement of your roof. Obviously, this is considered a “risk” for the insurance company, which could result in a potential claim against the policy. All of which could be avoided with proper care and maintenance of your roof  by having it professionally cleaned by a roof cleaning expert.

Professional Low Pressure Wash Roof Cleaning

At ROOF REAL CLEAN, we NEVER use high pressure which can damage your shingle. We use a low pressure rinse along with a bio-degradable roof cleaning shampoo that won’t harm the surrounding vegetation around your home. Often times,  a professional roof cleaning is all you need to restore the beauty and luster of your roof again. Not only will a roof cleaning bring back the curb appeal of your home, it may save your homeowners insurance!

ROOF REAL CLEAN offers low pressure wash roof cleaning services in the following Northern Virginia cities:

  • Fairfax, VA roof cleaning 
  • Fairfax Station, VA roof cleaning 
  •  Falls Church, VA roof cleaning 
  • Annandale , VA roof cleaning
  • Springfield, VA roof cleaning 
  • Oakton, VA roof cleaning 
  • Mclean, VA roof cleaning 
  • Vienna, VA roof cleaning 
  • Burke, VA roof cleaning 
  • Centreville, VA roof cleaning 
  • Clifton, VA roof cleaning
  • Arlington, VA roof cleaning 
  • Alexandria, VA roof cleaning 

We offer a roof maintenance program as well as a ’one year warranty’ on our roof cleaning services.  For a FREE low pressure wash roof cleaning estimate, please give ROOF REAL CLEAN a call today at (703) 973-1619.  Ask for “Mauricio.”

Customer satisfaction is our top priority!

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A Few Facts About Roof Cleaning – Northern Virginia

There are a lot of misconceptions floating around as to why roof shingles turn black. Here are a few facts about what is really going on with your dirty roof.

Why Roof Shingles Turn Black

Even if a roof has “fungus resistant shingles,” the fungus protection applied by the manufacturer can start to deteriorate within as little as 2-3 years after installation. After that, staining will begin to appear within six months.

If left untreated, the Algae and fungus growing on your roof shingles will leave behind black streaks and stains that will continue to spread across your roof.

Algae and fungi multiply by airborne microscopic spores and germinate. Roof algae and fungus feed on organic matter such as asphalt and decompose and will eventually destroy the material they feed off of.

The Algae and Fungus Growth on Your Roof Could be Costing You Money

When you have algae and fungus growth on your roof, the temperatures under your roof becomes hotter. This will increases your monthly AC costs. Studies have shown that there is a reduction of under-roof temperatures, anywhere from 10 – 20 degrees once roof algae and fungus have been removed by a professional roof cleaning service, such as ROOF REAL CLEAN.

Some home owners have seen utility savings of up to $20-$25 per month simply from having a professional roof cleaning.  You will also notice a difference in your electric bill if the change in your attic temperature reduces the temperature in your living space by just 3-4 degrees. The bottom line is that cleaning your roof actually saves you money!

Increased granule loss due to roof algae and fungus growth will also shorten the lifespan of your roof and if left untreated, will require you to replace your roof prematurely. The cost of maintaining your roof by having a roof cleaning will be a lot less than what you will end up paying to replace your roof!

Fungus and Algae Allergies

Algae, fungus and mold spores can be tracked into your home. This breeding ground could cause individuals with allergies some serious health problems.

How to Get Rid of Fungus and Algae on Your Roof

Everyone  seems to have a different opinion about how to get rid of roof algae and fungus growth. Some owners believe that roof cleaning utilizing high pressure is the best way to clean your roof. Nothing could be further from the truth!

High pressure wash can damage roof shingles and cause granule loss, shortening the life of your roof.  The granules on your shingles are your home’s heat-reflective protection. Granule loss is avoided by a low pressure wash roof cleaning such as the roof cleaning service offered by ROOF REAL CLEAN.

The professionals at ROOF REAL CLEAN never use high pressure to remove the ugly black streaks and stains on your roof. They use a low pressure wash along with an eco-friendly and bio-degradable roof shampoo that won’t damage your shingle or the surrounding vegetation around your home.

ROOF REAL CLEAN offers low pressure wash roof cleaning services in the following Northern Virginia cities:

  • Fairfax, VA roof cleaning 
  • Fairfax Station, VA roof cleaning 
  •  Springfield, VA roof cleaning 
  • Falls Church, VA roof cleaning 
  • Annandale , VA roof cleaning
  • Oakton, VA roof cleaning 
  • Mclean, VA roof cleaning 
  • Centreville, VA roof cleaning 
  • Vienna, VA roof cleaning 
  • Burke, VA roof cleaning 
  • Clifton, VA roof cleaning 
  • Alexandria, VA roof cleaning 
  • Arlington, VA roof cleaning 

We also offer a ‘one year warranty’ on our roof cleaning services as well as a roof maintenance program. For a FREE low pressure wash roof cleaning quote, please give ROOF REAL CLEAN a call today at (703) 973-1619.  Ask for “Mauricio.”

Customer satisfaction is our top priority!

 

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The Truth About Black Streaks & Stains on Your Roof

black streaks and StainsAt ROOF REAL CLEAN, we have heard a wide variety of explanations for roof black streaks and stains, including  ”chimney smoke settling,” “cracked acorns,” “tree sap,” “shingle weathering” and so on. One “creative” roofer even told a homeowner who lived near an airport that the black streaks and stains  on her roof were the result of “fuel dropping from the sky.” None of these answers are true. Most roofs in need of a roof cleaning have roof algae growing on them. Black streaking is caused by ’living algae’ known as Gloeocapsa Magma.

Roof staining is a relatively new occurrence. Cutting back your tree or discontinuing the use of your fireplace will not prevent roof black streaks & Stains or correct an existing problem.  Algae spores are air-borne and are carried by the wind from house to house.  Algae grows in visible colonies when all the right elements are present, including:

  • Limestone (Algae food)
  • Humidity (Moisture)
  • Sunlight

Why Some Roofs Have Roof Algae Growth and Others Don’t

The reason that some roofs have roof algae growth in the same neighborhood and some don’t is mainly due to the amount of sunlight hitting the roof. If a roof gets a lot of sun, the colonies burn up. It a roof gets minimum sunlight the colonies are unable to grow. Even the same roof can have some parts with roof algae growth and other parts with no growth at all.

Roof Moss is Dangerous to Your Roof

Roof moss is more dangerous as it will grow beneath the roof shingle, acting like a sponge after a good rain. If  roof moss is not removed by a professional roof cleaner, eventually it can break down the shingle and cause roof leaks.   Roof moss tends to build up on the North side of a home or where a roof is shaded for most of the day.

Why You Need To a Professional Roof Cleaner

It is important that you have a roof cleaning professional remove roof moss or roof algae if you see it growing on your shingles. Roof algae and roof moss feed on the organic matter contained in your shingle.  The growth will break down the asphalt shingle causing the ceramic granules protecting the surface of the shingle to loosen and  fall off, which causes the shingle to deteriorate prematurely.

If not treated, roof moss and roof algae growth will reduce the life of your roof, not to mention how unsightly roof streaks and stains  diminish your home’s ‘curb appeal.’

Cleaning Your Roof the Right Way

We are trained professionals at Roof Real Clean. We never use high pressure on your roof because it can damage your shingles. We clean your roof with  low pressure rinse along with a bio-degradable and eco-friendly roof shampoo. Our roof cleaning products are gentle on your roof, yet tough on removing unsightly streaks, stains, algae and moss.  Don’t make the same mistake many homeowners make and have your roof pressure washed by someone who doesn’t know what they are doing.

ROOF REAL CLEAN will never:

  • Use high pressure to clean your roof
  • Force water under the shingle
  • Scrub the roof with a harsh brush
  • Dump bleach over the shingles

Northern Virginia Roof Cleaning

ROOF REAL CLEAN offers low pressure wash roof cleaning services in the following Northern Virginia Fairfax County cities:

  • Fairfax, VA roof cleaning services
  • Fairfax Station, VA roof cleaning services
  • Falls Church, VA roof cleaning services
  • Springfield, VA roof cleaning services 
  • Annandale , VA roof cleaning services
  • Oakton, VA roof cleaning services
  • Mclean, VA roof cleaning services
  • Vienna, VA roof cleaning services
  • Centreville, VA roof cleaning services
  • Burke, VA roof cleaning services
  • Clifton, VA roof cleaning services
  • Arlington, VA roof cleaning services
  • Alexandria, VA roof cleaning services

For a FREE roof cleaning estimate or for more information, please give ROOF REAL CLEAN a call today at (703) 973-1619 . Don’t forget to ask for “Mauricio.”

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority!!

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Northern Virginia Roof Cleaning – How Long will a Roof Stay Algae Free?

One of the questions we are often asked by customers is how long will their roof stay algae and fungus free after a professional roof cleaning. There are actually several factors that determine how long a roof will remain clean of unsightly algae and fungus growth.

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Algae and fungus must have three nutrients to grow which include:

  • Heat
  • Moisture
  • Organic matter

Moisture Increases Roof Algae and Fungus Growth

Rain and moisture, even morning dew, can increase roof algae and fungus growth. The professionals at ROOF REAL CLEAN have found that it can be as little as 12 to 16 months for algae and fungus spores to germinate, providing that debris such as leaves, etc. are not allowed to remain on the surface. Increased periods of rain can also have an effect on increased roof algae and fungus growth.

Hotter Weather Promotes Roof Algae and Fungus Growth

Another factor that can contribute to increased roof algae and fungus growth is hotter weather conditions, which increase attic temperatures. Increased surface temperatures create moisture when the sun goes down, which promotes fungus and algae growth.  Roofs in sub-tropical climates will also show signs of fungus and algae growth much quicker than roofs in northern climates.

Quality of Roofing Material

Quality of roofing material can also affect roof algae and fungus growth. Typically, A roof that is 15 – 25 years old will show signs of algae and fungus growth quicker than a 30 or 40 year old roof due to:

  • Thickness of the material used
  • Amount of copper granules applied
  • Amount of ceramic granules applied

Why You need to Hire a Roof Cleaning Professional

The professionals at ROOF REAL CEAN never use high pressure, which can damage your roof. We use a lower pressure rinse along with bio-degradable and eco-friendly roof cleaning products that clean algae, fungus, black stains and streaks off your roof.  All of our products are safe for pets and won’t harm the vegetation around your home.

Northern Virginia Roof Cleaning Services

ROOF REAL CLEAN offers low pressure wash roof cleaning services in the following Northern Virginia cities:

  • Fairfax, VA roof cleaning services
  • Fairfax Station, VA roof cleaning services
  • Falls Church, VA roof cleaning services
  • Springfield, VA roof cleaning services 
  • Annandale , VA roof cleaning services
  • Oakton, VA roof cleaning services
  • Mclean, VA roof cleaning services
  • Vienna, VA roof cleaning services
  • Centreville, VA roof cleaning services
  • Burke, VA roof cleaning services
  • Clifton, VA roof cleaning services
  • Arlington, VA roof cleaning services
  • Alexandria, VA roof cleaning services

ROOF REAL CLEAN offers a ‘one year warranty’ on all roofs we clean as well as a ‘roof maintenance program.’

For more information or for a FREE roof cleaning quote, please give ROOF REAL CLEAN a call today at (703) 973-1619 – Ask for “Mauricio.”

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority!

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Northern Virginia Roof Cleaning – Roof Stain Removal

My name is Mauricio Carvalho and I am the owner of Roof Real Clean, the ‘premier’ roof cleaning company of Northern Virginia.

I would  like to give an explanation as to why Northern Virginia is experiencing such a serious problem with algae, moss and lichen colonies (type of fungus that grows with algae on roof shingles, forming a composite organism with crust-like growth).

In the past, roof infestation of algae growth was concentrated primarily in Florida and the Carolina’s. However, in the past few years it has become a problem for homeowners all over the Mid-Atlantic Area. Some homeowners mistakenly believe the problem is due to poor workmanship or a defective shingle, which really isn’t the case.

The most common cause of roof stains is the growth of algae, lichen colonies or moss, which feed on the organic matter frequently found on roof surfaces (lime-stone). Typically, the portions of a roof that receive the least amount of sunlight are most likely to have roof stains. This is why some homes have roof stains only on one side of the roof, usually northern and/or western exposure.

ROOF REAL CLEAN is an authorized Dealer for ROOF SHAMPOO™. The Roof Shampoo™ roof cleaning system has proven to be the safest and most effective method available for removing dark streaks and stains from your roof. All of the products we use are bio-degradable and environmentally friendly. They won’t damage your roof or harm the vegetation around your home.

There is absolutely no need to prematurely re-roof when your roof can look like new for a fraction of what it would cost to replace your roof. Most of the time, all that is needed is a professional roof cleaning by qualified technicians using state-of-the-art equipment.

At ROOF REAL CLEAN, we use a ‘low pressure water rinse’ to safely wash away roof algae. We NEVER use high pressure, which can damage the integrity of your shingle. We utilize the safest and most effective roof cleaning techniques and products available.

We offer low pressure wash roof cleaning services in the following cities of Northern Virginia:

  • Springfield, VA roof cleaning services
  • Fairfax, VA roof cleaning services
  • Fairfax Station, VA roof cleaning services
  • Falls Church, VA roof cleaning services
  • Annandale , VA roof cleaning services
  • Vienna, VA roof cleaning services
  • Centreville, VA roof cleaning services
  • Oakton, VA roof cleaning services
  • Mclean, VA roof cleaning services
  • Burke, VA roof cleaning services
  • Clifton, VA roof cleaning services
  • Alexandria, VA roof cleaning services
  • Arlington, VA roof cleaning services

For more information or a FREE roof cleaning quote, give ROOF REAL CLEAN a call at (703) 973-1619. “Ask for Mauricio.”

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority!

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Northern Virginia Roof Cleaning

roofcleaning multi imageROOF REAL CLEAN is the ‘premier’ roof cleaning company of  Northern Virginia.  We NEVER use damaging high pressure for removing  the unsightly stains, algae, moss and lichen colonies on your roof. 

We use a low pressure wash with a bio-degradable chemical that safely removes whatever is growing on your roof.  The products we use won’t damage your shingles or harm the surrounding vegetation around your home. We will get your dingy dirty roof looking new again!

ROOF REAL CLEAN will treat your roof with an algae resistance solution to help control any re-growth of algae. We also offer a one year guarantee!

For more information on our services or to request a professional Roof Cleaning - Treatment evaluation please call the experts at 703-973-1619.

Customer satisfaction is our top priority!  
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“Northern Virginia” is more of a functional name than a clearly defined area. It consists of several counties and independent cities in the state of Virginia. It is a widespread  region radiating southerly and westward from Washington DC. It is the most populated region of both Virginia and the Washington Metro area.  

Demographics

As of 2006,  the U.S. Census estimates that there are approximately  2,432,823 people in Northern Virginia, which includes Clarke, Spotsylvania, Faquier, Warren and Stafford Counties, as well as the independent city of Fredericksburg.  

Economy

Northern Virginia is the highest income region of Virginia and the most affluent region in the nation. The federal government is one of Northern Virginia’s main employers and home to numerous government agencies, including the CIA Headquarters, the pentagon, Fort Meyer, Fort Belvoir, Marine Corps Base Quantico, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Geological Survey. Government contracting is an important part of the region’s economy and Arlington  alone is home to over 600 federal contractors.   

Education

Northern Virginia, including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William comprise a total population of 1,973,513 and is highly educated. 55.5% of its population 25 years or older holds a bachelor’s degree or higher.

19 of the region’s schools appear in the top 200 of Newsweek’s America’s Top Public High Schools. Although Northern Virginia contains a large portion of the commonwealth population, there are only a few colleges and universities in the region. George Mason University in Fairfax County is the most well-known and is the second largest university in Virginia.   

Other higher education institutions include:

  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Marymount University
  • University of Northern Virginia
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech
  • George Washington University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Attractions

Northern Virginia’s attractions include Colonial and civil war sites such as Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon and the U.S. Air force Memorial. The region also has  large shopping malls including Potomac Mills and Tysons Corner Center that attract many visitors. Old Alexandria is known for its historic churches, restaurants, gift shops, and artist studios. Scenic Great Falls Park and Mount Vernon  are especially noteworthy.

Give the professionals at  ROOF REAL CLEAN a call today at 703-973-1619.

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Arlington Virginia Roof Cleaning

If you are homeowner and want to give your home a face lift, want to sell your home and need a bit more curb appeal, a commercial property owner or a property management company, give the professionals at ROOF REAL CLEAN a call today at 703-973-1619. We are Arlington, Virginia’s premier roof cleaning company!clean one story roof

ROOF REAL CLEAN will safely remove unsightly streaks, stains, algae, moss and whatever else is growing on your roof without harming your shingles. We never use high pressure wash because it can damage your shingles. The products we use are chlorine-free and are designed specifically for cleaning shingle, asphalt and tile roofs. They are also eco-friendly, 100% bio-degradable and won’t harm your grass, surrounding plants or pets.

Let ROOF REAL CLEAN remove those ugly stains from your Arlington, Virginia roof today! For a FREE roof cleaning quote, please call us at 703-973-1619.

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority!!

 
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Arlington County is a county and unincorporated city of northern Virginia, located directly across the Potomac River. Arlington is considered a Central City of the Washington Metro area along with the adjacent cities of Washington and Alexandria, Virginia. It is considered the smallest governing county in the United States.

As of January, 2008 the population of Arlington is 206,800. According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in Arlington is approximately $94,876. The median income for a family is approximately $127,179.

Arlington Attractions

Arlington was ranked the most ‘walkable city’ in the United States in 2005 by the American Podiatric Medical Association. In 2006, CNN Money ranked Arlington as the most educated city in the U.S. In 2006, Arlington is in the top twenty for counties with the highest median household income.

The Arlington National Cemetery, the Washington National Airport, the Pentagon, the Pentagon Memorial, the Air force Memorial and the USMC Memorial along with numerous other memorials are located in Arlington, Virginia.

Weather

The average temperature of Arlington is 35.6degrees. The average July temperature is approximately 78 degrees. Winter snows are generally mild. Summers are humid July – September. Roofs need to be maintained all year around. ROOF REAL CLEAN is the premier roof cleaning company in Arlington, Virginia. Give them a call for a FREE quote today at 703-973-1619.

Nearby Arlington, VA Neighborhoods

There are numerous unincorporated neighborhoods within Arlington County that are commonly referred to as “urban villages,” which include:
• Ballston
• Clarendon
• Courthouse
• Crystal City
• Lyon Village
• Pentagon City
• Roslyn Shilington
• Virginia Square
• Westover
• Williamsburg Circle
• Palisades

Residential neighborhoods

Alcova Heights, Arlington Forest, Arlington Heights, Arlington Ridge, Arlington View, Ashton Heights, Aurora Hills, Ballston Crossing, Barcroft, Bellevue Forest, Bluemont, Boulevard Manor, Buckingham, Alcova Heights, Arlington Forest, Arlington Heights, Arlington Ridge, Arlington View, Ashton Heights, Aurora Hills, Ballston Crossing, Barcroft, Bellevue Forest, Claremont, Columbia Forest, Columbia Heights, Country Club Hills, Crescent Hills, Dominion Hills, Donaldson Run, Douglas Park East, Falls Church, Fairlington, Forest Hills, Glencarlyn Halls Hill, Lacey Forest, Lee Heights, Lyon Park, Lyon Village,Madison Manor, Maywood, New Dover, Nauck, Penrose, Rivercrest, Waycroft-Woodlawn, Waverly Hills, Williamsburg and Yorktown.

Arlington, Virginia Zip Codes

ZIP codes (22201, 22203, 22205, 22207, 22209, and 22213

Colleges and Universities

• Marymount University
• Religious University
• George Mason University
• Institute for the Psychological Sciences
• John Leland Center for Theological Studies,
• The Art Institutes
• Keller School of Management
• DeVry University
• University of Management and Technology
• The Art Institute of Washington,
• Strayer

In addition: Argosy University, Banner College, Everest College, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Northern Virginia Community, College, Troy University, the University of New Haven, the University of Oklahoma, and Westwood College all have campuses in Arlington.

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Alexandria Virginia Roof Cleaning

ROOF REAL CLEAN is the premier roof cleaning company for Alexandra, Virginia. We offer a safe alternative to traditional high pressure washing services. All of the products we use are eco-friendly and bio-degradable. They won’t break down the natural components of your shingles or harm the vegetation surrounding your home.  

We have the skill, training, equipment and knowledge to do the job right. That is why we have become the ‘go-to’ roof cleaning company for Alexandria Virginia and surrounding Fairfax County.

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For a FREE roof cleaning estimate in Alexandria Virginia, give us a call today at 703-973-1619.  

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority!!

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Alexandria is a city in the state of Virginia. As of July 2008 the city had a total population of 143,885. Alexandria is approximately 6 miles south of downtown Washington D.C. and nine miles north of Mount Vernon.

It is bounded on the east by the Potomac River, on the north and northwest by Arlington County and on the south by Fairfax County. According to the US Census Bureau, Alexandria has a total area of 15.4 square miles.

Climate

The average temperature of Alexandria is 35.6degrees. The average July temperature is 78.7 degrees. Winter snows are generally mild, but ice storms do occasionally occur during the months of January and February. Summers are humid during the months of July through early September. Roofs need to be maintained all year around. Give ROOF REAL CLEAN  a call today to keep your roof free of algae, unsightly stains and streaks.

Demographics

Alexandria is largely populated by professionals working in the U.S. military, the federal civil service, or for private companies that provide services to the federal government. According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household of Alexandria Virginia was $80,806. The median income for a family was $102,435.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Many neighborhoods outside of the city limits of Alexandria including Franconia, Hollin Hills, Groveton, Huntington, Hybla Valley, Belle Haven, Burgandy Village, Wilton Woods, Virginia Hills, Waynewood, Hayfield, and Kingstowne use an Alexandria address. These neighboring areas are part of Fairfax County Virginia and not the city of Alexandria proper.  

Alexandria Virginia Zip Codes

Alexandria, Virginia Zip Codes include: 22301, 22302, 22303, 22304, 22305, 22306, 22307, 22308, 22309, 22310, 22311, 22312, 22313, 22314, 22315, 22320, 22321, 22331, 22332, 22333, 22334, 22336.

Alexandria Virginia Attractions

Alexandria, Virginia has more than 250 years of history and hospitality to its credit, The city offers a variety of historic and cultural attractions. Alexandria has many historic homes, churches, businesses and museums. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the history and charm that Alexandria, Virginia exudes.

The historic center of Alexandria is ‘Old Town,’ which is a mix of high-end boutiques, fine restaurants, theaters and antique shops. Old Town is a major draw for tourists and nightlife lovers. Old Town and many other Alexandria neighborhoods are high-income walk-able suburbs of Washington D.C.

Schools in Alexandria Virginia

Colleges & Universities in and near Alexandria

  • Protestant Episcopal Theology Seminary
  • Strayer University Alexandria Campus
  • TESST Technology Institute 
  • Center for Employment Training – Alexandria
  • Victor Beauty   
  • George Washington University  
  • Georgetown University  
  • Howard University  
  • Marymount University 
  • Northern Virginia Community College 
  • University of the District of Columbia University 
  • American University

Public High Schools  

  • T. C. Williams High School 
  • Hayfield Secondary School 
  • West Potomac High School 
  • Mount Vernon High School 
  • Edison High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School 
  • Bryant Alternative High School 
  • Quander Road School 
  • Pulley Vocational Center School

Public Elementary & Middle Schools  

  • Sandburg Middle School 
  • Francis C Hammond Middle School 
  • Glasgow Middle School 
  • George Washington Middle School 
  • Whitman Middle School 
  • Twain Middle School 
  • Rose Hill Elementary School 
  • Holmes Middle School 
  • Stratford Landing Elementary School 
  • Lane Elementary School 
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Cleaning Algae & Moss off Your Roof

 roofcleaning multi imageAlgae growth on roofs is wide spread problem across the nation because algae traps water and accelerates wear and tear. It is important to maintain your roof by having it cleaned by a low pressure wash roof cleaning professional such as ROOF REAL CLEAN

If your roof is shaded, moss and algae can build up on your shingles, which not only looks unsightly, over time it can cause damage to your roof. Large trees that produce lots of shade on a roof can foster the growth of moss and algae.  Morning dew and rainfall that doesn’t get a chance to evaporate due to minimal sun exposure is the perfect breeding ground for moss and algae. Thick moss and algae growth that has gained a foothold has a shallow root system and keeps your roof damp for extended periods of time. Moisture promotes rot and can erode the asphalt in shingles, which shortens the life span of your roof.

Algae and moss can be removed safely by a qualified roof cleaner. ROOF REAL CLEAN offers a safe alternative to traditional high pressure washing services. They use only eco-friendly bio-degradable roof cleaning products that won’t break down the natural components of your shingles or damage neighboring vegetation around your home.

Moss and algae will typically grow at the top of the vertical slots between shingles. These areas are the last place water evaporates from your roof. You want to have a professional roof cleaner remove algae and moss before the granules are gone in your asphalt shingles. Once you can see the interior fiberglass mat of the shingle your roof will soon need to be replaced.

Algae and moss growth is also unsightly and can make your home look dowdy and dingy. Both can be safely removed by a professional low pressure wash roof cleaner.

It is never a good idea to use chlorine bleach to clean your roof because it can remove the natural color from your roofing and will also kill vegetation as it’s rinsed from the roof. 

Roof cleaning is dangerous and should always be done by a trained roof cleaning expert such as ROOF REAL CLEAN. Algae and moss become slippery when wet and you can easily fall off your roof. Low pressure wash roof cleaning requires skill, safety standards, expertise and specific tools and equipment. 

Call ROOF REAL CLEAN today at 703-973-1619 for a FREE roof cleaning quote. We get the job done right!

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