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Get Rid of Those Black Streaks with a Thorough Roof Cleaning
Have you ever noticed black streaks on the roof of your home or other homes in your Akron neighborhood? Those streaks may be doing damage to the materials that are used to manufacture shingles. In fact, while it may seem that your roof just has dirt or mildew on it, your roof may be experiencing the damage from Gloecapsa Magma. This type of algae grows in moist areas and feeds on limestone – a key component to shingles. Take steps now to eliminate this unsightly and potentially damaging growth on your Akron home!
- Hire a professional roof cleaning service. Professional roof cleaning services, such as Perfect Power Wash, clean your roof with pressure washing and chemicals to eliminate the issues that make algae growth so prevalent while keeping you and your family safe.
- Add in an algae inhibitor. Using a chemical algae inhibitor means that you won’t see the regrowth of algae on your roof in the short term. You can be sure that not only have the black streaks been removed, but they won’t come back anytime soon.
- Employ some zinc. Zinc strips, fastened to your roof just beneath the ridge vent, will help to prevent black streaks from forming. The zinc interacts with rain water to rinse down the roof, preventing additional algae growth.
You don’t have to live with ugly black streaks on your roof. Call Perfect Power Wash today for our affordable and effective roof cleaning service available to customers in the Akron area. Request a quote for your roof cleaning service online.