Your 7, 10, or even 20 year old roof can look new again

for a small fraction of the cost of replacement.

Chesapeake's Top Roof Cleaning Company:

Our low pressure roof cleaning removes the black streaks on your roof, can make the roof last longer, and is the method recommended by leading roof shingle manufacturers.

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Call or Text 757-750-0400 for an estimate or more information about roof cleaning in Chesapeake.

FAQ’s About Roof Cleaning


What causes the black streaks on my roof?

The ugly, black streaks on your roof are caused by a bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma. It’s dark because of a hard shell that it forms to protect it from damaging UV light. It needs moisture to form so it’s most prevalent under downspouts and in shady areas. Gloeocapsa Magma is spread by the wind so moves easily from roof to roof in a subdivision.


How long will a roof cleaning last?

The length of time a roof cleaning lasts depends on multiple factors including the amount of shade, which way the home faces, and sap/organic items ability to get on the roof. On average you can expect the streaks to be gone for around 5-7 years, but it varies. 


Do you have to get on the roof?

For the great majority of homes we do not need to get on the roof to apply the roof washing solution. If there is a need to access the roof, we have protocols in place to do so safely and without damage to the roof.


Are you pressure washing the roof?

Absolutely not! Never allow anyone to use high pressure to clean an asphalt roof. This is damaging to the shingles, removes the granules, can tear shingles, and can force water under the shingle into the home.


What is soft washing?

Softwashing is the term used for allowing detergents and other cleaning agents to remove dirt, grime, algae without the use of high pressure. Typically a soft washing service will use a force similar to your garden hose.

Will roof washing hurt my plants?

Many cleaning solutions can harm plants around a home. We use a variety of techniques to eliminate the possibility. We keep the plants wet the before and during our roof cleaning service. We rinse them heavily afterward and redirect gutter runoff away from beddings.  

Call or Text 757-750-0400 for an estimate or more information

Hi! Thanks for considering Sudsy House Washing for your exterior home cleaning needs.  I know there are many choices and I hope to be able to earn your business. 

Please reach out by phone, text, email, or use this contact form with questions or to set up a quick estimate.

-Mickey Ferrell, Owner/Operator

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