Commercial Roof Cleaning Services

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Why should I have my commercial or industrial roof cleaned?

Cleaning your roof is an easy way to improve the appearance of your business, but it will also save you money long-term. If you see black streaking on your roof, you are looking at bacterial growth that often includes mold, mildew, moss, and algae. This bacteria will continue to grow and spread across your roof. Over time, this can have a negative impact on a cool roof’s ability to reflect solar energy. The bacteria can also prematurely age and rot your roof, leading to a costly roof replacement. Also, moisture buildup and rust become problematic without regular roof cleaning, and result in leaks, again contributing to premature roof replacement.

Roof cleaning is preventative maintenance that will ensure the best cooling and heating retention, increase the lifespan of your roof, and restore curb appeal.

How often should I have my roof cleaned?

How often a roof needs cleaning depends on each situation. The climate where your building is located, humidity, storms, nearby trees, and pollution can all influence your roof. To extend the life of your roof and to maintain optimum appearance and insulating properties, we recommend inspection at least once a year. Your roof may or may not need cleaning at that time, but we’ll be honest with you and only suggest that your roof is cleaned if it needs it that year.

My roof has skylights and solar panels. Can you clean those, too?

Yes! In addition to roof cleaning, we are highly skilled in both skylight cleaning and solar panel cleaning.

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, Modern Window Cleaning is both licensed and insured for roof cleaning services, and are LEED-certified. As proponents of environmental issues, we joined the National Environmental Health Association, the American Society for Healthcare and Environmental Services, the International Facility Management Association.

Do you employ your staff or do you subcontract out your workers?

We employ our own highly trained professional roof cleaners.

Do your workers undergo any background check?

All of our workers are pre-screened and must pass a criminal background check, random drug tests, and adhere to all OSHA standards and strict safety procedures.

Do you provide your cleaning equipment and supplies?

Our roof cleaning professionals come prepared with all the necessary cleaning tools and equipment, safety gear, and environmentally friendly cleaning materials.

Does someone have to be physically present at my business while you are cleaning the roof?

We recommend that someone is there to answer any questions and to address concerns, as well as to ensure we clean everything to your liking.

Do you provide industrial and commercial roof cleaning to all areas in Michigan?

Our industrial and commercial roof cleaning covers lower Michigan including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and the lakeshore communities of Muskegon, Grand Haven, and Holland. For larger jobs, we are more than willing to provide roof cleaning in other parts of Michigan and can offer competitive pricing. Please contact us for a free estimate.

Can I get a free estimate?

To request a free estimate, call us at 616-456-8333 or begin the process online.