What are those black streaks on my roof?
We’ve almost all seen it while driving around neighborhoods, no matter what part of town you’re in or what types of homes your neighbors have, at least one or two homes have it. Black or brown streaks running across the roofs of homes. The unsettling cause? Mold, algae, and mildew growing on homes. Microscopic living creatures feasting on the moisture and organic material found on your roof. You may not have paid much attention to it, but once you notice it you can’t unsee it. More than just an unsightly blemish, this phenomena can cause serious damage over time if left untreated.
This growth on your roof starts with an impact on the “curb appeal” of your home, lowering the possible value by impacting the first impression someone has upon seeing your home or business.
It gets worse from there, though.
Mold, mildew, and algae growth also eats away slowly at your roof. Algae has also been proven to cause damage by leaching organic material away from the shingles, decreasing the life of your roof. It usually starts on the north side of the house and the spores eventually work their way over to the other side. Then the rain goes to work to spread the algae down the roof and into the gutters giving the appearance of black streaks as they spread.
What’s more, it also degrades your roof’s ability to withstand the daily damage of UV rays, meaning that in addition to the direct damage it causes, this growth exacerbates the damage your roof from other sources over time.
New Heights Roofing can take care of that for you.
Roof washing service from the New Heights Roofing helps your roof last longer by not only eradicating this unsightly and damaging growth,
but also by cleaning off larger bits of debris left behind that provide germination spots for it.
During a roof wash we remove any algae, moss, fungus, or using our custom blend of safe anti-microbial cleaning solution. We’ll clean your roof thoroughly but also safely, preventing the kinds of damage that DIY or less experiences power washing services can cause. What’s more, by hiring our experienced roofers for your washing, you also get an up close review of the status of your roof by teams that know what to look for. We use a custom blend of anti-microbial cleaning solution that not only cleans your roof, but prevents mold, mildew, and algae growth from returning.
You won't believe how much a roof cleaning can improve the overall look of your home!