Shingle Shied FAQs shingleQA

 

What if I do not want to nail throught my roof?

If you are worried about nailing through your roof, there is an alternative roof protecting zinc strip system called StainhandleR. It installs easily with adhesive caulk.  For complete information, click here

 

What if I do not want to nail throught my roof?

If you are worried about nailing through your roof, there is an alternative roof protecting zinc strip system called StainhandleR. It installs easily with adhesive caulk.  For complete information, click here

How do I clean existing fungus, moss or algae off my roof?

For pre-existing conditions we recommend Shingle Shield Roof Cleaner, which is specifically designed to clean roofs prior to application of the roof protector strips.  Other cleaning solution may not be effective against these organisms, and may harm your roof or plants.

How much cleaner will I need to purchase for my roof? How do I apply it?

Generally, one (1) gallon will clean 2,000 square feet when mixed at a ratio of 9:1 with water.  Two (2) gallons are usually sufficient to clean the average roof.  The diluted cleaner is best applied with a pump type gardens prayer, starting at the bottom edge and working up the roof.

Will Shingle Shield Roof Cleaner harm my landscape plants?

When properly mixed and applied according to the label directions it will not harm your plants. Added insurance, it is wise to thoroughly wet down your foundation plantings before starting the application, and to rinse them again following completion.

How often should I apply Shingle Shield Roof Cleaner?

Once you have cleaned your roof, Shingle Shield Roof Protector zinc strips should be installed to inhibit the return of algae, fungus, or moss. Stains caused by pollution, pine pollen, dirt, etc.., will need to be re-cleaned as deemed necessary to maintain your roof’s neat appearance.

Can I use Shingle Shield Roof Cleaner to also clean my deck or sidewalk? 

Absolutely!

Shingle Shield Roof & Deck Cleaner is the perfect solution to restoring the appearance of wood decks, gazebos, fencing, or porches.  It will not lighten the wood’s color (including cedar and redwood) because it contains no bleach.

It is also ideal for cleaning most non-oil type stains from concrete driveways and sidewalks.  Properly follow all directions on the label.

Will one application completely clean my roof?

You must first spray the darker streaks that appear on the roof, then spray the remaining roof surface, going over these darker streaks a second time.  Some severe stains may require a slightly higher ratio of water to concentrate.
If in doubt, experiment with a small area of the roof, first stating with the commended ratio of 9 parts water to one part concentrate.  Works your way up to a 6:1 ratio, which should only be used on the most severe problem areas.

What is the proper procedure for using this cleaner on my roof?

Apply the water and cleaner mix with a garden sprayer.  First thoroughly wet down the darker streaks, then spray the remaining roof area going over the streaks a second time. After 15 to 20 minutes you can begin to wash the cleaner and stains off. Ideally, you should use a hose end high pressure wand (like the kind used to clean siding); if you use a standard nozzle, adjust the nozzle to it’s most powerful stream setting.  Depending on your water pressure, hold the spray end as close to the roof surface as necessary to dislodge the stains loosened by the cleaner.
Professional roof cleaners can expedite this process by using a power washer with a maximum pressure of 500 psi.

Answers To Your Questions About Shingle Shield Maintenance-Free Roof Protector

 

Will Shingle Shield eliminate an existing algae, fungus, or moss problem?

When rain water comes in contact with Shingle Shield Roof Protector, a fungistat and effective drying agent is released, zinc oxide.

How do I clean existing fungus, moss or algae off my roof?

For pre-existing conditions we recommend Shingle Shield Roof Cleaner, which is specifically designed to clean roofs prior to application of the roof protector strips.  Other cleaning solutions may not be effective against these organisms,  and may harm your roof or plants.

Will one row of Shingle Shield protect my roof?

In most case, one row at or near the ridge line will be sufficient to inhibit the growth of fungus, moss or algae, On roof slopes longer than 20′, or roofs with a sever or persistent problem, install a second row halfway down the roof.

Will Shingle Shield stay shinny?

No.  Shingle Shield will quickly weather to a pewter gray.  In addition, since only 2″ of it are exposed it is difficult to see from the ground.  Remember, the alternative is an unsightly, badly stained roof.

Is Shingle Shield available in colors?

No.  If we were to apply color to Shingle Shield it would be unable to release zinc oxide – the active ingredient that protects your roof.

Will Shingle Shield harm my plants, animals, or children?

Shingle Shield is EPA approved and should be used as directed in a manner consistent with the provided instructions, and as such is considered safe.  Zinc is an essential element of the human body.  It can be found in vitamins, and as additive in breakfast cereals.

How long will Shingle Shield last?

Based on the thickness of the zinc that is Shingle Shield, it is reasonable to assume that it will remain effective in excess of 20 years.  Climate may also be a factor in this estimate.

Will Shingle Shield stain my roof?

No.  The zinc oxide it releases is microscopic and absorbed by the shingles.  It is possible, although unlikely, that the attachment nails will leave rust stains, we recommend the use of quality, double hot-dipped galvanized roofing nails, such as Maze brand.