Tackling Roof Algae: The Roof Cleaning Pros Difference
At Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing, we believe that it’s better to restore a roof rather than replace it. Oftentimes homeowners see a black, dirty roof and think that their only option is to replace it, but that’s not the case. Roof discoloration has been plaguing American homes for years and is often mistaken as moss, dirt, soot, or tree droppings because of its black and brown coloring. However, the black streaks seen on roofs throughout the country, especially in the Florida humidity, are usually algae, specifically a species known as Gloeocapsa magma. While this algae is unattractive and invasive to your roof, the good news is that it can usually be cleaned without requiring you to replace your shingles.
About Gloeocapsa Magma
The algae on your roof is a blue-green algae from a phylum of organisms that has been on Earth for about 3 billion years. This particular phylum is the originator of oxygen in our atmosphere. Today, the Gloeocapsa magma spores are transported through the air and tend to collect and grow on roofing structures. Gloeocapsa magma typically land on the north side of a roof where there is less sunlight and more moisture. Since algae thrives off of moisture, Melbourne, FL is the ideal incubator for roof algae such as Gloeocapsa magma. The algae cells are able to produce their own form of sunscreen with their dark pigmentation. This dark pigment tends to overtake a roof and cause the roof to absorb more sunlight, which can lead to increased cooling costs. The damaging effects of untreated algae on the shingles and their ability to reflect sunlight can cause serious aesthetic and functional damage to a roof.
Our Proven Cleaning Method
Our cleaning system uses a safe, non-pressure, chemical wash that will not harm your roof or surrounding landscaping. Not only is our unique method safe and effective, it will last 4 to 6 times longer than pressure washing. This same process that has been used for killing algae, washing, and treating your home or business has been used for over 20 years. Our soft-wash method has been proven effective for cleaning pool decks, soffits, gutters, wood decks, fences, siding, screen enclosures, tile roofs, shingle roofs, wood roofs, metal roofs, driveways, and pavers.
Why Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing
As your Melbourne roof cleaning company, we want to save your roof without charging you the arm and leg that it would cost to replace it. Why spend up to 10 times as much to replace a roof that still has years of life left when you could just have it safely restored back to its original beauty and effectiveness? At Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing, we have our own unique system to safely and effectively remove black stains, dirt, leaves, and lichens. While most roof cleaners will void your roof’s warranty, ours is approved by the ARMA so that your warranty is safe. We’re also dedicated to providing our customers with the highest level of care, which is why we carry our own, full liability insurance, full commercial automobile insurance, and full workers compensation insurance. We mean business, so that’s why we ensure that all risk falls on our company, rather than the customer. We also have the expertise and experience to formulate the precise cleaning scopes to tackle any project, big or small, including:
- Apartment Communities
- Condo Communities
- HOA Communities
- Government Facilities
- Schools & Universities
- Sports Stadiums
- Theme Parks
- Hospitals & Health Care Facilities
The team at Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing has the skill and expertise to work with roof materials of all kinds. If you have a tile or shingle roof, we can restore it to its original beauty! Before you spend thousands of dollars replacing your roof, allow our team of technicians to offer you a free quote for a roof restoration and cleaning. Oftentimes, what looks like an old damaged roof is just dirt and debris hiding a perfectly functional roof that won’t need replacing for years. We have the team and experience to handle any bulk cleaning job for your commercial or residential property with ease.
At Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing, we’re fully licensed and insured and offer a three-year spot-free warranty. If you’re interested in saving money on replacement costs and increasing the value of your commercial or residential property, contact Roof Cleaning Pros & Pressure Washing today for a free estimate