EXCELLENT100 reviews onMaria Hulewicz2022-11-11Reasonable price. Worked hard the entire time. Did extra cleaning, free of charge.Margaret Zimmerman2022-11-09Did an awesome job with power washing on my house in Goshen, INSheila Showers2022-11-04This was my second time using Miller Soft Wash. 2 years ago the back of my house along with the gutters was covered with black mold and algae, this time it was just dirt and spider webs. Fast, friendly service, job well done, at an affordable price!Marybeth Hostetler2022-11-04We are so pleased with the results of Miller Soft Wash! Kenneth did an amazing job and was so easy to work with. We added another small job the morning of service and Kenneth took the time to add it to his schedule. His attention to detail left us super impressed! Highly recommend!!Eric Schrock2022-10-25Did a fantastic job and definitely goes above and beyond to make his customers happy!Kevin Slabaugh2022-10-14Hired Kenneth to wash the inside of the elite training center barn, super happy on the job he did!!! Definitely recommend him!!!Darrell Crane2022-10-05Hired Miller Soft Wash for a job in South Bend, to do a roof soft wash and remove moss from the roof. Kenneth was very responsive and professional from the point of the estimate to the completion of the job. Not only did he do a terrific job in cleaning the roof itself, but he took great care to ensure that the debris and wash solution from the roof didn't affect potted plants and grass around the house. After cleaning the roof, he sprayed down the outsides of the gutters, siding and windows to ensure those were clean as well. Left the roof and house looking great. I'd highly recommend them to anyone needing their services.James Mackenzie2022-09-27Very satisfied! He got the rust stains off the vinyl siding and the all the black off the eves. Friendly and conscientious. No hesitation to recommend!Loren Shoemaker2022-09-27Explained well, did what he said he wouldBetty Frank2022-09-20We are so very pleased with the finished process. Kenneth was very intentional about being sure we were 100% pleased. Even our windows were pristine. We highly recommend Millers Soft Wash.
Roof Soft Wash
Best Choice Roof Soft Wash Professional
We all want to be able to trust the roof over our head.
Yet, when they start to show signs of wear and tear, it’s no surprise that homeowners should begin to worry.
Many may suspect that an old looking, unclean roof might be more prone to leaks that could start to spread damp and mold inside the home.
However, in many cases, all your roof needs is a roof soft wash from a professional pressure washing company.
A thorough roof soft wash from services like Miller Soft Wash can ensure the functionality of your roof for longer. Of course, it also makes the roof look much more attractive, helping your home retain its curb appeal and even some of its value. Here, we’re going to look at the roof cleaning services we offer, why you want to make use of them, and why your roof gets discolored in the first place.
Will a Roof Soft Wash Remove Moss
Yes and no. A basic roof Soft wash is just to treat the roof and remove the black algae/black stains.
A roof soft wash will kill moss making it turn white. A basic roof soft wash will not remove the moss but will make sure that it is treated properly so that in about 6 to 8 weeks it will fall off with a heavy rainfall however if the roof has to much moss you might have to hire us again to scrub any stubborn spots off.
What Are The Black Stains On Your Roof?
Growing stains and discoloration are a cause for concern for most homeowners, but the nature of it is simpler than you might think. Some homeowners fear that these stains are the first sign of mold or mildew, but most discoloration is caused by algae.
These algae travel on the wind and in the air, often spreading to your roof from another roof in the area.
Your roof, through sun and rain, provides just the right environment, hot and humid, for the algae to grow.
As it does, the stained patches can grow, and a previously unnoticeable patch of algae can soon cover the majority of the roof.
On highly-reflective “cool” roofs, these algae can decrease their photo-reflective effectiveness in the long-term if allowed to spread, making the home much more susceptible to heat.
Why Is Algae On Your Roof?
As mentioned, algae are airborne. It can be transmitted by the wind or by animals such as birds that carry it from roof to roof.
If you live in a neighborhood that has more than one home already affected by the algae, your home is at greater risk of being contaminated by them, too.
Another reason that algae are becoming more common on household roofs is the change in materials used to create your roof shingles.
More modern shingles are likely to contain crushed limestone. These vitamin-rich minerals are actually a source of food for algae.
If you live in an area that sees plenty of sun and plenty of rain, this makes it the perfect habitat for Gloeocapsa Magma.
Unlike other algae, this particular species developed a protective sheath that stops it from being fried by UV rays, so they can be particularly hardy even under the barrage of sunshine.
Is A Roof Soft Wash Necessary?
In most cases where algae have been found to be the cause of stains and discoloration, the good news is that no, you don’t have to replace your roof.
If you catch them early enough before they have caused too much limestone erosion, all you have to do is wash them off the roof.
In some cases, however, algae might have eaten through the limestone in your shingles, leading to leaks and spreading damp. In these cases, you might have to replace those shingles.
If the stains are caused by asphalt bleed-through at the end of your shingles’ lifespan, then you are going to need to replace those, too.
Other signs that you might need your roof replaced and that it’s not just an algae infestation are: shingles that are cracked, loose, missing, misshapen or thin, as well as excessive collection of mineral granules in your gutters.
If you’re worried that you might need a roof replacement, or you are just hoping to have your roof cleaned Miller Soft Wash will find out if you have any cause for concern.
Alongside roof cleaning, we perform thorough inspections on every roof we serve to see if there are any other underlying problems.
Why You Want To Remove Roof Algae As Soon As Possible
The algae on your roof pose a lot of potential problems. First of all, there’s the unsightliness of it all.
The dark stains and spreading discoloration aren’t a good look for any home. As well as decreasing your own enjoyment of your home’s aesthetic, these marks can decrease the home’s value.
If you’re looking to sell or rent, potential buyers or tenants may think that the stains are a sign of damp or mold and lose interest in the home.
Even more worrying, however, is the damage these algae can do to the effectiveness of your home. As mentioned, the crushed limestone in your shingles is a food source for algae.
This means the longer they stick around, the more they eat at the very material your roof is made of. Your shingles will become porous and water will be able to make its way through, leading to a greater risk of leaks, mold, and mildew inside the home.
When Fire Moss grows to its mature size on your roof, it can and will “push up the shingles” allowing the weather to invade underneath causing major damage to your roof and home.
If you have a reflective, “cool” roof, there’s another risk. Algae cover the reflective surface, allowing your roof to feel the full brunt of the sun’s heat. This means that the home will get hotter, increasing the costs of using AC and making your ventilation much less effective.
How do you get rid of the stains on the roof?
If those dark marks are caused by asphalt bleed-through, there is unfortunately no way to get rid of the stains and you will need to replace the roof, instead.
If your roof is suffering from the more common cause, algae, then all you need to do is clean the roof thoroughly.
There is only one way to effectively and thoroughly clean the roof of algae. Online guides may state different ways you can clean your roof yourself, but this is usually for more basic maintenance and won’t have much effect on algae.
Miller Soft Wash uses methods based on the guidelines provided for the actual manufacturers of asphalt roofs.
With a Roof Soft Wash cleaning, we use cleaning detergents specifically designed to wash away any impurities on your shingles without causing damage to the roof.
This can get rid of the aforementioned algae, as well as any moss, lichen, or other pollutants that might have found their way on your roof.
Why trust the Roof Soft Wash Method for Roof Cleaning
Despite being one of the most important protective barriers of the home, your roof is also one of the most sensitive when it comes to water pressure.
Some people may think that a high-pressure hose might be just as good for the roof as it is for the patio or paved driveways, for example.
However, high water pressure can cause instant damage to your shingles.
The siding and roof of the home can easily come loose under high pressure washes. You may end up creating cracks in the siding or loosening shingles, which can immediately make your home much more vulnerable to the rain.
Not only will this lead to leaks, damp, and mold, but it also makes it harder for the home to retain heat in the winter.
You don’t have to worry about the effectiveness of the Roof Soft Wash method, either.
The mix of low pressure with specialist detergent targeting algae and other pollutants is highly effective.
Even though it might not seem powerful, it is specifically aimed at cleaning away the greatest risks to the long-term effectiveness and aesthetic value of your roof. Because it uses less water than a power-washing method, it’s even more environmentally friendly.
How Much Does A Roof Soft Wash Generally Cost?
A Professional Roof Soft Wash generally costs anywhere from 25 cents to 40 cents per square foot.
This price will cover the cost of the chemicals used along with the labor and time invested for a professional company to come out to your home and do the job properly.
Since there is a proper way to apply the biocide this is definitely something you will want to be careful with – because you can kill your landscaping if you apply the biocide improperly and do not keep track of your overspray.
Also, one of the worst things an inexperienced individual can do is to try rinsing the roof at high pressure with a pressure washer.
This will absolutely destroy your roofing granules and possibly your warranty.
Can You Prevent Roof Algae From Coming Back in the future?
If you live in an area that is prone to the particular kind of algae that have been infesting your roof, then you are likely to experience them again in the future.
As mentioned, they spread from roof to roof so unless everyone else in the neighborhood was to wash their roofs at the same time, algae will continue to spread.
However, that doesn’t mean that your roof has to become a home to those unsightly stains time and time again.
Algae growth on your roof will start off small and unnoticeable.
For this reason, it’s a good idea to invest in a roof cleaning routinely, even when you can’t see them yet.
With a quicker, more cost-effective routine clean every 2-3 years, you can prevent their spread. Depending on heat, rain, and humidity, algae can spread slower or more quickly.
There are other ways of discouraging algae from growing on your roof, as well. As mentioned, animals can spread algae and some animals, like squirrels, can climb onto your roof from any nearby trees.
Trimming trees not only prevents animals from bringing algae. It also stops your gutters from being clogged by leaves, twigs, and other tree debris.
Debris that can accumulate on the roof can also quicken algae growth. A leaf blower can be enough to rid the roof of branches as part of your regular maintenance. Meanwhile, dirty gutters also serve as a quick way for algae to spread. Have your gutters cleaned regularly.
Though you may not have to replace your shingles just yet, when you do you can choose a variety that is more resistant to algae.
Again, you should only consider this option when you have to replace your whole roof as it is easily more expensive than simply having your roof routinely washed.
Why Choose Miller Soft Wash for your Roof Softwash
By now, we hope that you are much more informed in what, exactly, is causing your roof discoloration.
You know that you most likely don’t need to replace your roof, but only need the right team with the right tools to effectively clean away algae and other pollutants.
So, why should Miller Soft Wash be the team your trust with your home?
Miller Soft Wash is a highly-experienced pressure washing company serving the michiana area and is based in New Paris. Just take a look at our reviews to see how we have saved customers thousands of dollars over the years.
If you want to see the effectiveness of our methods, then you can visit the “Our Work” page. We give a clear and honest look at the before and after photos of many of the jobs we have taken on in the past.
As well as effective solutions that you can trust, we offer great prices for our quality services.
Anyone interested in our services can get a free quote with no obligations to see just how reasonable they are.
As well as roof Softwash cleaning, we offer pressure washing, deck cleaning, window cleaning and more.
Hopefully, the points above have eased your concerns and helped you realize you don’t necessarily need to go paying for a full roof replacement just yet.
If you have any other questions or you want to get your roof Softwash as soon as possible, get in touch with Miller Soft Wash. We can provide all the answers as well as a no-obligation free Quote through our online form or at (574)361-3988.
MILLER SOFT WASH REVIEWS
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DUANE MILLERNov 20th, 2021
He was he in a couple of days and did a great job. All the rust on the siding was removed as well as all the black dirt under the soffit/gutters. Will recommend him for sure.
DEBORAH FLENAROct 29th, 2021
Great job and good service. Very friendly and helpful. Would definitely call him again. Went out of his way to make sure you were satisfied. Very happy!
SHERI PLANCKOct 25th, 2021
Everything was done to customer satisfaction. Great communication from point of scheduling to day of services provided. House, garage and both sides of privacy fence look like new. My parents used their services also same day and very happy with finished project. Highly recommend and will definitely use again. Thank you Miller Soft Wash for your services.
MARCIA BECHTELOct 17th, 2021
Thank you Kenneth for doing a super job and in such a short notice. The front of the house looks amazing after years of not being cleaned the siding looks fresh and new. I’ve used you many times in the past to soft wash our roofs on homes that we are selling. And you made them look like new. I’d highly recommend your service to anyone for power washing driveways and sidewalks and decks. Thank you for great customer service.
ABBY SOct 14th, 2021
My house has never looked so amazing! The owner is exceedingly knowledgeable and his passion for the business certainly shows through the quality of work. I highly recommend Miller Soft Wash!
LYLE LEHMANOct 13th, 2021
estimating/production software is second to none!!
KAREN CLIPPOct 9th, 2021
I live on SR19 in nappanee and Miller Soft Wash just finished my front porch and my deck. Could not be happier with the results. Excellent job at a good price. Added bonus of service with a smile. Recommend them without any hesitation.
JOELLEN BURNSSep 10th, 2021
I have had Miller’s doing my house and drive way for 2 years. He takes pride in his work and makes sure your house looks beautiful when he is done. Very customer focused.
DOYLE YODERSep 3rd, 2021
I had called for a estimate and the next day he was able to be there! And he was very professional and respectful! Absolutely love the work he did! I just wanted him to do one side of the house, but after seeing how nice it made it look I had him do all the house! Was very impressed and would recommend miller soft wash to anyone!
MAKALA SMITHAug 27th, 2021
Kenneth was very responsive, respectful and professional! He valued our time and home! It was very easy to schedule, get a quote and ask any questions we had. He was very polite, arrived on time and left it looking brand new! Would highly recommend for roof cleaning and soft wash!
SHARON TROYERJul 16th, 2021
Kenneth soft washed our house and our shop roof. He did an amazing job. It looks absolutely fabulous! We would/will hire Miller Soft Wash again!
TONJA LUKENJul 12th, 2021
Kenneth did a great job from start to finish. Scheduling was easy and he was very prompt in giving us a quote, which was very reasonable. He arrived on time and worked professionally and efficiently. Our house looks amazing! Even a couple of areas we thought were hopeless – our gutters were awful – look great.
STEPHANIE BROWNJul 7th, 2021
We were completely impressed and pleased with Miller Soft Wash. Our home has the original wood siding from 1979, and we knew a high pressure wash might destroy the siding altogether, so we hired Miller Soft Wash to clean our exterior with care. He showed up early, was communicative of what we needed to do to prepare for the work, and he was in and out in under an hour. Hour home looks amazing, better than it has in the decade we’ve lived here! And the siding is completely intact! For the results, we consider the reasonable pricing a complete bargain! Highly recommend!!! Services: Power/pressure washing, Window cleaning
MJ FINISHING LLCJul 3rd, 2021
highly recommend Miller Soft Wash, Kenneth did a phenomenal job!! its amazing how clean the buildings got.
MARYLOU MOUNTAINJun 28th, 2021
Topnotch!!! House (brick, vinyl siding, & stucco), deck, and gutters. From years of build-up to clean and bright🌞
Differences for fascias & soffits especially noticeable. Green mold/mildew and residue from large wasp nest = gone!
Service was professional and cost was very fair. I would have no reason to look elsewhere for future cleaning – great job👍😊👍 Services: Power/pressure washing, Gutter cleaning
TERESA YOSTJun 22nd, 2021
Will definitely use them again!
BARB BRADYJun 10th, 2021
Kenneth did a fantastic job! Everything from the siding, windows and plants and rock look brand new!! Miller Softwash is the best is the power wash company I have ever used! For an affordable price as well. I highly recommend them, you won’t be sorry!
ANGEL KONKEYApr 6th, 2021
Kenneth soft washed our house, roof, and deck. All I can say is, WOW! What a difference it makes on the cleanliness and curb appeal of our home. We had a lot of algae and organic growth on our roof and the front of the house, that left unsightly black streaks on the entire roof, due to it being north facing. The entire roof looks incredible after the soft washing, and the streaks are now gone. We also had rust on the siding on one side, due to hard water. And, we had the remnants of a very large hornets nest that he managed to remove from the siding as well. Kenneth also cleaned our deck, which would have taken us half a day to power wash, so it was worth every penny for the soft wash. Miller Soft Wash charged a FAIR price, worked DILIGENTLY and EFFICIENTLY, and had great communication, keeping us apprised of his schedule and arrival time. We highly recommend the services of Miller Soft Wash, and will definitely use him in the future.
HAPPY SUNSHINEMar 11th, 2021
I had Miller Soft Wash clean the outside of my house. Not using a strong pressure washer made it so much easier to clean my house with no worry. The results were excellent and I recommend them.
MARILYN THIESSJul 29th, 2020
I had a soft wash done on my house, shed and large deck box. They gave me a price, as promised, within one business day, scheduled the appointment and were here, all in a very timely manner. I had questions before scheduling and received quick and courteous answers. We did a quick walk around the house so I could show him my areas of concern and he was very attentive and explained how the process worked and what the expectations were for the best results. When the job was completed we did another walk and WOW, what a great job. I would recommend this company to anyone.