Roof Washing

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Don't Replace Your Roof!

Soft Wash It!


Instantly Boost Curb Appeal, Extend the Life of Your Roof, And Keep Your Insurance Company Happy!



If you're thinking about replacing the roof on your home or business because of the streaks you see, then think again. Or, maybe your homeowner's insurance just sent you a notice of cancellation because they claim your roof is too dirty!  Odds are high your roof has not reached the end of its life expectancy. The majority of roof replacements are done too early and are VERY expensive! If your roof is in good structural condition, but has black streaks (black algae), moss, or lichen patches on it, it DOES NOT need replacement. It needs a Clearview San Luis Obispo Soft Wash Roof Cleaning! 

Before and After: A Clearview Roof Cleaning Can Make Your Roof Look Like New!
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Is It Safe For My Comp Shingles Or Roof Tiles?



At Clearview San Luis Obispo we only use the methods approved by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer's Association and the leading shingle and roofing tile manufacturers.

Comp Roofs must be cleaned with a gentle, soft wash. We use the only soft washing method approved by shingle manufacturers. Our non-damaging technique along with our unique cleaning formula assures to keep your roof clean and algae free for YEARS! Don't risk your expensive roof by using the wrong cleaning methods!

Concrete Tile and Spanish Tile roofs should be soft washed first, and then gently pressure washed to remove the stuck on lichen, moss, algae, and mold. This leaves the roof clean on the same day as the service, rather than having to wait weeks or months for the next rain here in California.

Clearview San Luis Obispo also takes great care in protecting the landscaping around your home. We bag all downspouts and we cover all bushes. We either cover or thoroughly rinse all  plants and trees keeping  them properly protected throughout the cleaning process.

A common sense blend of soft washing and gentle pressure washing provide you the following benefits:

  • Our roof washing system prevents possible damage due to excessive pressure
  • Our treatment prevents algae, moss or lichen from growing back
  • It also eliminates the growth of damaging organisms

Remember, DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE to use excessive pressure on your comp shingle roof. Use of high pressure is extremely damaging and voids manufacturers warranties. Gentle pressure washing of Concrete and Spanish Tile roofs is fine when coupled with our soft wash, a skilled team, and a healthy dose of common sense.


Should I Wait to Have My Roof Cleaned?


If you have black streaks (black algae), moss, or lichen growing on your roof. It's not just an eye sore...




The organisms are feeding off the materials in your shingles and wearing away at the integrity of your shingles and roof. We promise to completely ELIMINATE these problems from your roof and keep your roof healthy for years to come.



How Long Do I Have To Wait
To See Results?


When Clearview San Luis Obispo cleans your roof, you will start to see results the same day. Most of the black algae will be gone right away. However, the moss, lichen, and problem spots may take a few rain and sun cycles to completely wash off once and for all.

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How Much Is This Going To Cost Me?


Most customers are shocked at how little we charge. Our services cost a small fraction of a roof replacement and often times make your roof look as good as new! Why spend tens of thousands of dollars on a new roof when you can have the look and the life of your roof greatly improved for much less?  Our easy rule of thumb is that Soft Wash roof cleaning is about 5%-%10 the cost of a new roof, or about $500-$1000 per 1000 square feet of home living area. For example, a 3000 square foot Comp roof would be roughly $1350-1500 for a standard Soft Wash roof cleaning. A 3000 square foot Spanish Tile roof would be roughly $2700-$3000.

That's correct, our prices start at lees than a thousand dollars, depending on the size of your home, and what type of roof material you have. Please remember, each roof is different, so contact us for your free no-obligation quote today!  Here are a few helpful points for you to consider:

  • Square footage is the main factor in determining price. Our easy rule of thumb is $0.50-$1.00 per square foot of living area for most homes. 
  • Your roofing material is also an important factor in determining price. A 3000 square foot home with Comp Shingles is usually much easier to clean than a similar home with a Spanish Tile roof, because tile roofs tend to grow more moss and lichen due to higher moisture condensation overnight! Spanish Tile roofs are usually $0.90-$1.00 per square foot of living area.
  • Accessibility does factor into the quote, such as difficult to reach roof areas, or three story roof heights.
  • If your roof is extremely dirty and requires a second treatment, there would be a reasonable additional charge.
  • We do have a minimum charge of $895 for our Soft Wash roof cleaning service.
  • Please contact us to schedule your free no-obligation estimate today!



Here is an Example of A Roof
Replacement Cost


A 3,200 square foot roof with an addition on the back: Total cost to replace  $22,400 -$25,600! Wow, that's expensive! We can clean a roof for less than 10% of the cost of a new roof! And in this case, it was not needed after visual inspection. There was no damage and no leaks just a mildew infested roof which is now clean.

Call us right now at 805-229-1909 or click here and we will send you an estimate.


Experienced and Professional

We have washed roofs, siding, decks, concrete and more since 2006 all over the San Luis Obispo county surrounding area.

1. Professionally trained staff. We are part of a Nationwide group of Pressure and Roof Washing business owners.
2. Committed to your satisfaction.
3. We provide a 3 Year Guarantee against the return of black algae streaks.
4. An amazing knowledge base for roof cleaning and soft washing. 
5. We follow the highest standards in the roof cleaning industry in both safety and technique.

We network with leading companies around the country. 

Our experience and knowledge are unsurpassed and unmatched. We continue our education every year by attending trade shows and networking with other companies throughout the United States.


How We Clean Your Roof?  The Roof Cleaning Process Explained...

First, our Lead Tech will  introduce himself to you, the customer and then clearly state what we will be doing.
  1. Then we properly prepare the landscaping surrounding your home. We generously water then cover your plants before cleaning the roof. 
  2. All gutter drains are bagged to catch any runoff that may occur.
  3. Although it is not required, our preparation assures that your plants and lawn will be unharmed throughout the cleaning process. We take every precaution we can to protect your landscaping around the home.
  4. The tech will then place our ladders up on the gutter line of the roof using a ladder standoff. This helps protect the gutters from being damaged. 
  5. Some roofs may have debris such as pine needles, sticks, and loose leaves. Before we begin to apply our soap, we safely sweep and/or blow off the roof when necessary.
  6. After we are sure that your landscaping is protected, we start the Clearview San Luis Obispo roof cleaning process by gently soaking your roof in our unique cleaning formula from our custom-made spray applicator. What sets Clearview San Luis Obispo' formula apart from other roof cleaners products is our formula contains foaming sticking agents that vastly decreases run-off from the spraying process. This helps keep the product off of your lawn, plants, patios, and decks.
  7. We spend the next few hours applying multiple coats of cleaning product to your roof to make 100% certain that we have covered every spot that needs cleaning. Results start to appear right away. You will see the black algae stains starting to disappear immediately and all of the moss and lichen will be turning white in color as it dies. At this point we recommend waiting for the rain and sun to cycle several times for the cleaning to be complete. 
  8. You will find that the dead moss and lichen dries in the sun and then washes away in the rain, leaving your roof COMPLETELY CLEAN!

Reasons Why You Should Have Your
Roof Cleaned


Roofs are meant to reflect the sun and keep the attic cool through the use of ridge vents and fans. Black Roofs cost money by absorbing the heat from the sun. This black mold can and will get into your attic and cause a mold problem inside your home, causing other health related problems. Roof cleaning provides:

  • Aesthetics
  • Avoids Premature Shingle Failure
  • Allows for Proper Home Maintenance
  • Energy Savings
  • Helps the Environment
  • Increases Home Value

You will also save money on electric bills because the roof can do its job and reflect heat instead of absorbing heat. Retain the life span of the roof with a professional clean.

Call us right now at 805-229-1909 or click here and we will send you an estimate.