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A dirty roof is more than just an eye sore. What you might think is just dirt is actually a sign of a potentially serious problem with the structure of your roof—which can then lead to an issue with your home’s foundation. Fortunately, a professional power wash will not only clean your roof and make it look like new, but will extend the life of your roof for the future. Here is why this is so important:
Those black streaks that you see on your roof’s surface are commonly thought of as a solely cosmetic issue with your home. They are actually a black algae known as Gloeocapsa Magma. While some people assume these streaks are normal and to be expected on a roof that is several years old, they are not normal and should definitely not be ignored. Left alone to continue to grow and thrive, this algae can be very dangerous.
Algae thrives on moisture, and because there is usually an abundance of moisture on your roof, it is the perfect breeding ground. The black algae adheres to the shingles of your roof, causing them to lose their protective limestone filler and become weakened. The weakened shingles are prone to blowing off your home in a storm, leaving your roof bare and susceptible to damage or leaks.
You may think this damage cannot be repaired without a complete roof replacement. However, a professional power washing company uses a low-pressure, soft wash process that is gentle on your roof’s shingles as it applies algaecide to kill and neutralize the algae. The wash will remove algae—and those ugly black streaks—in just a few hours. This option saves you the major expense of a roof replacement while giving your roof renewed and extended life.
If you see black streaks on your roof, do not delay. Contact Perfect Power Wash to see the results of their exclusive Low Pressure Soft Wash Roof Cleaning on your roof.