Removing Algae From Your Roof

PerfectPowerWash-Roof-Washing-Apr15Have you ever glanced at your roof, noticed black streaks, and wondered how your roof got so dirty? Many homeowners believe these “dirty” streaks are a sign that it is time to replace their roof. The reality is those black streaks are not dirt, but a common algae growth called Gloeocapsa Magma. So, where does this algae come from—and more importantly, how do you get rid of it?

Spores of algae blow through the air and land on your roof. They survive by eating away the limestone filler in your roof shingles and absorbing moisture. The presence of this algae prevents your roof shingles from drying, and makes them susceptible to damage.

As algae growth spreads, more shingles on your roof begin deteriorating. Once this happens, your entire roof is compromised and in danger of structural issues.

As a homeowner, your priority should be destroying any algae growth before it has a chance to spread and cause serious damage to your roof. The answer to removing algae from your roof is as simple as making a call to a professional power washing company like Perfect Power Wash. Here’s how we help:

Our Low Pressure Soft Wash Roof Cleaning service begins with a thorough application of Algaecide. This powerful agent will completely kill any living algae and neutralize any growth. We follow this with a second application, an additive designed to ensure that the algae is one hundred percent eliminated as well as prevent future growth. This additive also will help your roof look like new for a longer period of time.

Before you make the decision to prematurely replace your roof, call on Perfect Power Wash to restore your roof to its natural beauty and protect it against harmful algae growth. Call to receive a convenient, instant quote!