Roof cleaning will remove the black streaks on your roof and save you money.
Most homeowners don’t even know what causes the black streaking on your roof. The black streaking on your roof is an algae called Gloecapsa Magma. In the 1980s, roofing manufacturers reformulated asphalt shingles adding crushed limestone. The limestone is a food source for the algae. In most cases, the black streaks will start forming on the north and west facing sides of the roof. Roof cleaning is necessary to remove the black streaks and prevent further damage to your roof.
Two other culprits are lichen and moss. Lichen is flat and greenish in color. Both have root systems growing into and underneath your shingles. These root systems will knock off the granules and lift up the shingles allowing water to get underneath, similar to a tree root lifting up a concrete sidewalk. At this point, your roof will start leaking, causing damage on the interior of your home and you will have to replace your roof.
Not only do these streaks look bad, but they can end up costing you a lot of money if left untreated. An unsightly roof will bring down your property values. If left untreated, the three culprits mentioned above will reduce the lifespan of your roof and shingles, increase cooling costs and ultimately lead to very expensive roof repair or replacement.
The average roof can cost between $6,000 to $14,000 to replace. If caught early enough and with some preventative measures, you can prolong the life of your roof by many years. Ecoclean Property Services offers low pressure soft washing techniques recommended by ARMA (the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer’s Association.)
ARMA recommends low pressure washing with specific cleaners and detergents to remove the black streaks and other contaminants from shingles. They also say to Never use high pressure or power washing to remove the black stains because this equipment will damage the shingles and void all warranties.
Ecoclean Property Services has the specialized equipment to perform roof cleaning and follows the ARMA guidelines to clean and restore your homes roof to look like new.
1. Safely and effectively clean your roof without voiding your warranty.
2. Restore your roof to it’s original condition and maximize curb appeal.
3. Save you thousands of dollars by extending the life of your roof.
Call Ecoclean Property Services today for your free roof cleaning estimate and see how we can help you!