Roof Cleaning


When you look at your home, one of the biggest eyesores is often the nasty black streaked, moss covered, lichen infected UGLY roof system. When your home was built, great pains were taken to choose a roofing material that would enhance the beauty and protect your home for years to come.

Now the reality is our homes have been invaded, and the primary target of this invasion is your roof.

Your ugly shingles are doing more than making your home the neighborhood eyesore. The black streaks that you see on your roof are caused by a cyanobacterial growth called Gloeocapsa Magma growth. This ugly growth is actually eating away at your home’s roof, deteriorating the shingle and is also causing the loosening of the protective granules. This deterioration process will shorten your roof’s lifespan.

This is not a matter of “ugly is only skin deep!” We are on rooftops all over our area every day and the damage we see is unreal. We call it “roof acne” because the parasites decompose and eat the granules and leave bald spots behind.


Understanding that the bacteria, molds, fungus and algae growing on our roofs and every other exterior surface of our buildings is more than just dirt, we built a system to chemically treat and kill the underlying organic infestations that mar our homes beauty and have invaded our outdoor living spaces.

Rather than blasting away at the roof shingles and delicate exterior finishes to erode them from the surface, we treat the process much like you would if your precious plants were infected with parasites. You would not take a pressure washer and try to blast them off.

Rather you would find professionals who use the right chemicals and gently spray them to kill the pests. By eradicating the source of the infection including the root system you would get longer lasting results.

This is the same principle we use.

It is called Softwashing

The process we use when cleaning all types of roofing materials including asphalt shingles, slate tiles, cedar shake, metal and tile roofs, is called softwashing. The softwash process utilizes a low pressure cleaning solution application that delivers the proper solution to the roof top with no more pressure than the end of your garden hose. This will remove the black streaks, algae, lichen and moss from your roof.

The softwash cleaning process is the manufacture recommended roof cleaning technique for cleaning asphalt shingled roofs.

PAsoftwash uses the most advanced process to absolutely remove the ugly parasites living on and decomposing your home, robbing them of their curb appeal and negatively impacting your investment in your home.

We are passionate about roof cleaning! Our mission is to clean up our part of Pennsylvania one roof at a time!

Ten years ago, my roof looked just like yours. After wasting a lot of money and time on so called “do it yourself” products found while searching the worldwide web of misinformation, we got mad and made it our business to find the answer.

Since this infestation has plagued our Southern neighbors for decades, we sought out their advice.

We found the solution and I was so excited to see the ugly black streaks vanish right before my eyes, I started telling people about my results.

Business people in Indiana PA said “you have to do something with this knowledge. We all have that Ugly stuff on our homes and businesses.”

Bolstered by that plea, I went to Roof Cleaning School in Houston Texas and learned from one of the best in the business.

We came back and over the last several years we have armed ourselves with the finest knowledge, equipment & technology and insurances to safely, instantly kill the invasion on your roofs, thus saving our neighbors thousands of dollars of premature roof replacement costs. We have cleaned up hundreds of our neighbors homes and businesses and continue to do so every day!

Given the fact roof replacement costs tens of thousands of dollars, safe non pressure roof cleaning by PAsoftwash that extends the life of your roof systems to their full expected life cycle means your roof system amortized costs dramatically decrease. That makes the pocket book feel good.

Yes, you will still replace your roof, but why rush the process?

Why Replace It When We Can Clean It?
It’s Not Old Its Mold!

Most roofing contractors are reputable, but they do not know what causes the streaks either. So, the solution is replacement, right? Not so fast! Why replace it when we can clean it?

Why not allow our technicians to come out to your home and provide a no obligation inspection of your roof? If it is determined that the roof is not faulty just infected, we will provide a proposal for you to evaluate against the cost of premature replacement. We are pretty sure you will see the cost difference is substantial. Why waste the many more valuable years of protection your roof system will provide if all it needs is cleaned? Why throw another perfectly healthy roof shingle into already crowded landfills?

While we are onsite, we will walk your property and suggest some of our other services that will restore, enhance and protect your home for years to come.

If we are a fit, you pick the level of service you want us to perform and we will absolutely “get ugly off your back!”

After the initial investment to completely eradicate the ugly pests destroying your roof, we will monitor the condition of your roof. After several years with no ugly stains, the pests will try to move back in. We will follow up with a maintenance cleaning of areas as needed to never allow the ugly pests to colonize fully and rob your home of its beauty again.

Your home will be clean from the top down from now on!

You can trust PAsoftwash to treat your roof gently. We follow the top shingle manufacturers’ recommended and approved (non-pressure) chemical cleaning techniques and use a proprietary cleaning solution to restore your roof’s beautiful appearance.

Our roof cleaning solution will penetrate your shingles and give lasting protection against regrowth of damaging bacteria. Our gentle but thorough cleaning method will safely and effectively remove:

  • Ugly Black Roof Stains
  • Algae, mold and mildew
  • Pollution discolorations
  • Lichen, Moss and more

Considering selling your home?

Having a dirty roof cleaned prior to putting a home on the market will help increase the resale value of a home by adding instant curb appeal. Look at our galleries and dream of the time in the near future when your home will be beautiful again! Rather than being the neighborhood eyesore you will be the showpiece on your street!

Call Today for a Cleaner Tomorrow!