Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs About Simix for Rooftops
How is Simix Multi-Surface Cleaner applied to a roof? Simix Multi-Surface Cleaner is sprayed on. For large surface applications, landscape style tank sprayers are used.
How much does Simix cost? Simix Multi-Surface Cleaner is less expensive than bleach and lasts longer.
How long will it take for Simix Multi-Surface Cleaner to remove black algae from my roof? You'll see some improvement on the first day, and then Simix will continue to work with the sun to break down algae and grime. A lot depends on the amount of sunlight your house gets each day. If the sun is higher in the sky, results will be faster and more dramatic.
What kinds of roof surfaces can Simix be used on? Simix Multi-Surface Cleaner can be used on residential and commercial roofing surfaces including asphalt shingles, concrete and barrel tile, metal roofing, slate, mod bit, single-ply membranes, smooth surfaces, built-up roofing and ballasted single ply.
Can Simix be applied in any kind of weather? Simix must dry before it rains, snows, or freezes.
How will Simix save me money on air conditioning? An algae-free roof can reduce annual cooling costs 2% to 5%. Algae is black and it absorbs heat from the sun, transferring that heat into your house. A cleaner roof will reflect the sun’s heat.
Why is Simix better for the environment than bleach? Simix breaks down volatile organic compounds into harmless, inert materials and carbon dioxide. The inert materials disappear into the soil. Bleach is chlorine -- a toxic substance that can kill plants and animals and can be very harmful to your lungs. Prolonged use of bleach will damage paint, destroy roofing underlayment and asphalt shingles.
How does Simix work? Simix Multi-Surface Cleaner is nano-engineered, and work in the world of particles that are one thousand times smaller than the human eye can see. Our products contain sub-nano and nano-particles that are photocatalysts -- that is, they react with sunlight or artificial light to break down mold, algae, smog, tannin, oil stains and grime.