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Protect and clean your investment safely with the professionals who know how.

A thorough cleaning plays a big role in prolonging the life and efficiency of your roof system. If you are looking for roof washing services in Connecticut, American Safe Wash is at your service.

Our roof cleaning contractors in CT handle any roof type, including cedar, asphalt, metal, and specialty types. With our thorough cleaning services, your home will benefit from an improved curb appeal and stronger surface.

About Non-Pressure Roof Cleaning

American Safe Wash uses the Non Pressure Roof Cleaning method called softwashing and uses only professional grade, fully biodegradable cleaners designed specifically for roof cleaning. American Safe Wash is Connecticut 1st and Oldest Softwash Systems Authorized company in the state of Connecticut.

Asphalt Roof cleaning

Clean and Protect!
Non-pressure Softwash roof cleaning is the only way to clean your roof and maintain the granules that protect your investment. High and Low Pressure Roof Cleaning destroy protective granules which decrease the life of your roof.

Stop Fungal Erosion!
An Asphalt shingle is constructed from a fiberglass mat which has been coated with weather resistant mineral granules that act as a protective barrier for the fiberglass substrate. It is the weather resistant granules which afford asphalt shingles their long service life. When a shingle loses enough of these protective granules, the underlying fiberglass is exposed to the damaging UV rays of the sun which in turn cause the shingle to curl and fail. Therefore the key to maintaining this roof shingle’s service life is to ensure that the protective granules stay in place thus protecting the underlying fiberglass layer. Granular loss can occur from natural elements such as wind and rain but these forces are compounded with the devastating effects of fungal erosion.

cedar shake roof cleaning

Clean and Protect!
Using preservative-treated or naturally durable wood for shingles can offer decay free service life for 25 to 30 years. Proper care and maintenance is key for maximizing the longevity of a wood roof and should be periodically checked for the growth of moss and lichens in moist areas.


Slate Roof cleaning

Clean and Protect!
Slate can require some maintenance as it ages. Most often times moss is a common issue with slate roofs. Slate roofs can be safely cleaned however because they are a natural stone product the iron can leach from the slate shingle during the cleaning process resulting in more brownish markings. American Safewash can speak to you and explain your options when cleaning a slate roof.

EPDM Roof cleaning

Clean and Protect!
EPDM was not designed to withstand the pressures employed in traditional pressure washing techniques. American Safe Wash uses low and non pressure cleaning methods to safely clean and maintain your EPDM surface.

Professional Washing Services 

Our washers take extra care in protecting other areas around your home, including any adjoining buildings. We also carry out pre-treatments for moss removal before pressure washing your roof.

After each wash, we check your roof for repairs. We also apply a protective layer of roof sealer or coating.

Enhance your home’s curb appeal and value with a cleaner roof. American Safe Wash is eager to provide professional roof washing services in CT. Get in touch with us today for a free estimate.


Why you need to clean your roof safely

  • Aesthetics -increase curb appeal and can increase value of home by 5%-10%
  • Roof Life – fungal roof growth can cut the service life of a shingle in half if not safely removed
  • Energy Savings – save up to 40% off home cooling costs
  • Health – Algae, mold, mildew, bacteria, etc. are well known culprits when it comes to allergies as well as Sick Building Syndrome and Legionnaires’ disease

Why roof shingles break down

  • Decomposition caused by algae and fungal filament root systems.
  • Algae and fungus have a hunger for limestone fillers. Limestone, which contains phosphates, is an excellent source of nutrients for algae and fungus.
  • Waste created by the algae and fungus metabolizing the limestone fillers. This waste is acidic and damages the shingles.
  • Excess heat caused from the darkening of the shingles.

Learn More

Common Interest Magazine

For a more detailed explanation of what is actually happening on a dirty roof please read the recent article American Safe Wash wrote that was featured in Common Interest Magazine.

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Asphalt Roofing Manufacture’s Association

Read the Asphalt Roofing Manufacture’s Association suggestion on proper roof cleaning procedures.

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American Safe Wash specializes in all aspects of roof washing in Connecticut. From moss removal to pressure washing, rely on our team to do it all for you. Get in touch with us today for more information about our work and a free estimate.

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