Roof Algae Fiction Versus Fact
There are a lot of different ideas out there about how to best maintain your roof and just what causes discoloration or deterioration. To set the record straight, we’d like to share the facts behind several fictional beliefs we often hear at Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing.
Fiction: Those black stains on my roof are from dirt, tar, or jet fuel.
Fact: Actually, what you thought were stains are most likely your new upstairs neighbors – a common roof-dwelling algae known as Gloeocapsa Magma.
Fiction: I’m not really too worried about those dark streaks. Aren’t algae just a cosmetic issue?
Fact: You may not be able to see your roof crumbling before your eyes, but the fact of the matter is that those microscopic algae are eating the limestone granules that are a key component of your shingle structure. Eventually, this can mean having to replace your roof sooner than anticipated.
Fiction: Algae colonies on my roof leave me no choice but to install a new roof.
Fact: A soft wash roof cleaning can eradicate the algae colony – and save your roof. One of our favorite slogans at Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing is: “It’s mold, not old!”
Stay tuned next time for more fact versus fiction! And if you’re ready to do something about those pesky algae inhabiting your roof, then give Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing a call today for a soft wash roof cleaning that will change your life – or at least your roof.