Q: What are some common roof-cleaning problems?
A: 99.9% of the people who start out in the roof cleaning business do not spend the time to research the latest roof cleaning chemicals and roof cleaning methods on the internet. They just clean roofs as the shingle manufacturers recommend, with chlorine bleach, TSP and other destructive toxic chemicals. Not just the shingle manufacturers but exterior cleaning contractors for the last 50 years have mainly used chlorine bleach as there cleaning chemical of choice. They use chlorine bleach for all exterior surfaces and just assume to use it to clean roofs.
Q: What are some of the reasons to join the RCCA?
A: Plenty of information is available here. In short, joining the RCCA will make increase customer confidence in your personal brand and make you a better roof cleaner.
Q: What sort of things will the RCCA teach me?
A: Roof cleaning is not for the faint of heart. The RCCA will provide important materials to its members documenting best practices for cleaning a roof, both in terms of the safest approach and the most effective and customer satisfying approach.
Q: What does the RCCA have planned for the future?
A: The RCCA has a few primary goals: one is to provide a place for the conscientious consumer to find a certified and recommendable roof cleaner. Another is for the recommendable roof cleaner to have a place on the internet where they can be found. As time passes, we want to make it easier and easier to connect these two groups.
In addition, we hope to increase the membership benefits beyond just a spot on our listing (valuable as we believe that is). We hope to start initiatives like live internet webinars conducted by experienced roof cleaners, and live roof cleaning classrooms that include not only review of pertinent materials but provide “hands-on” experience to beginning and intermediate roof cleaners.