What Are Those Black Stains On My Roof?
Gloeocapsa Magma (algae/bacteria) is common on roofs and leaves signature black streaks and stains all over your shingles. This can make your roof look old and worn out. This appearance results in the perception that the house is not cared for or well maintained. These organic black stains are not only unsightly but are growing and spreading via a root system that embeds into your shingles. All surfaces with buildup of mold, mildew, and algae will deteriorate over time. A roof is no exception to this. Surface deterioration of shingles can spell an early end to the life of a roof.
Can I Pressure Wash My Roof?
Under no circumstances should any type of roof be pressure washed. This is especially true for asphalt shingles which are used to roof the majority of our homes in the Birmingham area. Applying excess pressure to these types of roofs will certainly result in stripping asphalt granules and could easily cause lifting or cracking.
How Do I Clean My Roof?
HydroPro’s Soft Wash technique eliminates all organic growth and removes the root systems that have grown in, around, and under your shingles and safely returns them to their original color. We are the experienced experts in the soft wash process and have many highly satisfied customers with like new looking and functioning roofs.
Do Not Replace Your Roof
Unfortunately, we have been told by many customers prior to our washing that they were led to believe they needed to replace their roof. In almost all cases HydroPro has been able to come in and wash their roof and restore it to like new looking and functioning roofs. This is even true with extremely heavy infestation and growth of gloeocapsamagma, moss, and lichen. Do not replace your roof until we have had the opportunity to provide you a free inspection for washing and restoring your roof at a very, very small fraction of any replacement costs.