Ever wonder what causes ugly black streaks, also called zebra stripes, on the outside of gutters? Most people think it’s mold and mildew. While it is possible for mold and mildew to grow on gutters, these stripes are caused by a chemical reaction that occurs between the asphalt from roof shingles and the aluminum in the gutters. This is a real tough stain, so unlike mold and mildew traditional low pressure chemical washing will not not remove them. Depending on the process, the paint may easily come off when cleaning the gutter facings if the wrong product or wrong mixing ratio is used. In other words, each job is unique and care must be taken when trying to remove these black streaks. Window Gang has developed a deep cleaning chemical that will remove those unsightly black streaks from your gutter facings.
Black stripes (called zebra stripes) are caused from tar and asphalt run-off from the roofing shingles bonding to the outside of the gutter.
The stripes may lighten some after pressure washing the home; however, it is possible the stripes will be still be visible. This a real tough stain, so unlike mold and mildew it won't come off with traditional pressure washing methods.
To remove the stripes, Window Gang will wash and scrub all the gutters around your home by hand, using our special Window Gang degreaser. Most likely we will be able to remove the stripes, but in some cases the tar and asphalt from the roof may have permanently stained the gutters.
When Window Gang cleans your gutter facings by hand, we will only use ladders equipped with ladder stabilizers. Using ladder stabilizers ensures your gutters will not be damaged. Some companies do not use ladder stabilizers. They will place the ladder directly up against your gutters. Doing this will dent the gutters all around your home. Ladder stabilizers allow our ladders to rest on the roof and not your gutters. After our ladder is safely and securely placed on your roof, Window Gang will then begin to clean your gutter facings by hand.
Gutter face cleaning can be a very hard, dirty and tiresome job. Also, climbing up and down a ladder can be dangerous. Why take the risk? Let Window Gang clean your gutter facings to a like-new appearance.
Let Window Gang show you why we are the industry leaders in gutter face cleaning across the country. From our knowledge and experience in the correct process of cleaning gutter facings, to our clean, educated & fully trained technicians, Window Gang will provide you, “Service Beyond Your Expectations!”
Since the beginning, Window Gang has not only been committed to providing exceptional cleaning services, but to also be an environmentally friendly company as well. All of our solutions, sealers and chemicals are biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Window Gang is a “green” company, providing safer alternatives for the environment & for our customers. Window Gang is comprehensively insured, bonded, and carry workers' compensation on all employees. All of our restoration products are environmentally safe, biodegradable and approved by OSHA. Service technicians carry material safety data sheets on each chemical, protecting all parties. All Window Gang employees are uniformed and all trucks are clearly marked with our logo. Our employees are extensively educated and trained in job safety and follow all OSHA and EPA guidelines.
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