Best Homeowner (DIY) Roof Cleaning Products Available:
We understand that hiring a professional roof cleaning company can be out of budget and in some cases down right expensive, so we put this together to help provide a less expensive way to (possibly) clean your dirty, stained roof.
These days there are a several consumer brand roof-cleaning chemicals on the market.
If you decide to take on the task of cleaning your own roof please let us know how the roof cleaning products work, we would love to hear your results!
Always remember we are here to help make your life easier and your home look like new again so give the roof cleaning products below a try and if you do not like the results we can always provide you a Free Estimate!
IMPORTANT! Below are a few of the consumer grade roof cleaning products available on the market, when working with any roof-cleaning chemicals remember that are just that, chemicals, and need to be handled with care, it is strongly advised to wear protective gloves, masks and goggles when handling any chemicals. Also remember that working on ladders and walking around on a roof needs to be handled with extreme caution and it is advised that all safety measures are taken such as safety ropes and harness.
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DIY Roof Cleaning Products Review:
DIY Roof Cleaning Solutions Reviews
Rust-Oleum JOMAX ® Roof Cleaner and Mildew Stain Remover Review:
|GAL Roof Clean/Remover|
The Rust-Oleum JOMAX ® Roof Cleaner and Mildew Stain Remover is a DYI consumer grade roof cleaning product that was designed to be added with bleach and water to clean roofs, as it explains on the Rust-Oleum website this product is designed to “Easily remove unsightly streaks, dirt and mildew from your roof” and is safe on both siding and trim.
The manufacture suggests that this roof wash product can handle the following tasks but we feel a bit differently.
• Removes black streaks, dirt and mildew stains from roof shingles fast
• Kills mold & mildew on tile, slate, and other non-porous roofs
• Great for asphalt, wood, metal, composition roofs and more
• One gallon makes 20 Gallons of solution – enough for a 2,000 sqft roof
After reviewing the JOMAX ® product video and following the manufactures recommendations and instructions we found that the product did not preform as the video suggested. Possibly with longer dwell times (the time the product stays on the roof before rinsing) and a strong percentage of the JOMAX ® roof cleaning product we might have been able to achieve better results.
From a professional roof cleaner perspective the reaction time of the product was quite slow and following the manufactures instructions to rinse after 5 minutes did not seem to allow the product time to work. Based on our experience we would have gotten similar results if not better results using a bleach and water cleaning solution and would have been able to save the additional expense of this spray on roof cleaner additive.
Rust-Oleum suggests applying a second application of the JOMAX roof cleaner on moss or heavy mildew areas and from our experience with this product we feel if this roof cleaning solution is used this to clean anything beside very lightly stained or discolored roof growth you will have to apply several coats, many more than what is suggested or leave the solution on the roof for a much longer period than the instructions explain. We NOT suggest modifying or altering Rust-Oleum’s recommendations or instructions and did not attempt to either.
We also feel that if you are going to clean very dark roof algae or try to clean moss and lichen we suggest applying the JOMAX roof cleaner in several applications spanning several weeks in between applications. This may allow the product to work better to help kill the roof growth and possibly remove more roof staining.
Based on the personal results we have had following the manufactures recommended instructions we rate the Rust-Oleum JOMAX ® Roof Cleaner and Mildew Stain Remover a 1.5 out of 5.
Wash Safe Industries ROOF WASH Review:
|Wash Safe Industries ROOF WASH Premium Eco-Safe and Organic Roof Cleaner, 3 lb Container|
Spray and Forget Roof Cleaner Review
|Spray & Forget SF1G-J Revolutionary Roof Cleaner Concentrate, 1-Gallon|
Called the “original no rinse cleaner” Spray and Forget is a highly-rated product that takes the hassle out of cleaning tough stains caused by mold, algae, moss, lichens, and mildew by combining a bleach-free formulate with the raw power of nature.
Unlike other products on the market that require repeated scrubbing or pressure washing, Spray and Forget stays true to its name, allowing you to simply spray it and forget it.
With this product, all you need to do to get rid of unsightly growth and tough stains is spray it on your troubled outdoor surfaces, and allow the sun and rain to naturally activate and rinse the product.
Spray and Forget works on virtually any outdoor surface, from your roof to brick pavement, wooden decks, siding, concrete, and more.
While pressure washing will provide more immediate results than this product, one of the best things about Spray & Forget is its residual power.
Because this formula adheres to the surface it is sprayed on, it will continue breaking down and clean away tough stains long after they can no longer be seen by the naked eye.
In fact, the company claims that Spray and Forget can keep roofs clean of mold for at least two years and other surfaces for at least a year.
Though this product does require a few days to get rid of green stains and few months to show visible effects on black stains and roofs, homeowners who have a little bit of patience—and aren’t keen on the cumbersome job of pressure washing or scrubbing moldy stains—can achieve impressive results with Spray & Forget.
Not to mention, this product offers a much safer alternative to other products that include harsh chemicals and corrosive ingredients.
Spray and Forget is not only non-corrosive, non-caustic, and non-acidic, but it is also bleach free, meaning that it will be able to remove growth gently without damaging your surfaces.
Based on customer reviews and our own experience using this product, it achieves most of its claims with outstanding results if you have a little patience. If you are looking for a scrub, scrape, and pressure wash-free solution to your mold, mildew, or algae stain problems, Spray & Forget could be the product that you’ve been searching for.
Wet and Forget Moss, Mold and Mildew Stain Remover Review:
|Wet and Forget 10587 1 Gallon Moss, Mold and Mildew Stain Remover|
Spray and Forget Super Concentrated Roof Cleaner Review:
|SUPER CONC ROOF CLEANER|
DEFY Roof Cleaner Concentrate Review:
|DEFY Roof Cleaner Concentrate- 1 Gallon|
TruCleanEX Deck and Roof Cleaner Review:
|CFI Products TruCleanEX Deck and Roof Cleaner|
Chomp Pro Algae And Mildew Stain Barrier by ESI Review:
|Chomp Pro Algae And Mildew Stain Barrier|
Zincarmor – 12″ Wide Roofing Zinc Strip Review:
|Zincarmor – 12″ Wide Zinc Strip, 1-roll of 50 Feet Prevent Algae, Moss, Fungus & Mildew|
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