Roof Cleaning: Useful Information Guide
By Roof Online Staff • Updated October 8, 2022
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External Sources & References for Roof Cleaning Information
1. General: Simple roof cleaning guidelines for low-slope single-ply roof membranes are provided by the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association – Vinyl Roofing Division.
3. General: Energy Costs: If you are wondering about the energy savings that might result from cleaning the dirty white roof on your building, you have to read this paper, “Saving Energy by Cleaning Reflective Thermoplastic Low-Slope Roofs“. Made available by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Building Technologies Program.
5. Shingles – Asphalt: “Algae & Moss Prevention and Cleaning for Asphalt Roofing Systems” provides basic information. Available at the ARMA website.
6. Shingles – Asphalt: “Algae Discoloration of Shingles” provides basic information. This short technical bulletin is available on the Canadian Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers’ Association website.
7. Shingles – Wood: “Care and Maintenance of Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs” explains things pretty well. Available on Oregon State University’s Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook site.