Help! My Roof Needs Cleaning!

Have you ever looked at your house from the front yard and thought that your roof looks dirty?  Or, worse, have you noticed that your roof has lines of black streaks running down the sides and wondered what you should do about them?  The answer is simple; as a homeowner who wants to take proper care of your home, it is important that you have your roof cleaned on a regular basis.  

Many people don’t put much thought into the roof of the home, unless a problem arises, such as a leak or shingles that have blown off or disappeared.  However, the best practice is to take care of your roof on a routine basis and prevent problems from occurring.  Regular maintenance and cleaning of your roof is the most productive way to go, when it comes to providing the best care for your roofing materials.

The black streaks that are sometimes visible along rooflines is actually an algae.  This algae is called Gloeocapsa Magma and it can feed on the limestone that is found in roofing shingles, causing damage to your home.  The longer the algae is left on your roof, the more damage it may cause.  It can also continue to spread across the roof and become a major repair project over time.

Cleaning the roof of your home is recommended by professionals.  We recommend that you have your roof cleaned about every year or two.  The cleaning process that is most common with roofing materials is called soft washing.  It is a form of pressure washing that prevents damage from occurring to vulnerable roofing materials, by using low water pressure and effective, yet safe, cleansing agents.  

The roof on your home protects you, your family, and everything that lies underneath it.  For this reason, it is important to make sure that your roof is in good condition and that it will protect you through all types of weather elements.    

For any roof cleaning, deck cleaning, concrete cleaning, pressure washing or other exterior cleaning services contact us today!