What Causes Those Black Streaks?
The black or brown discoloration seen on a lot of roofs that is frequently mistaken for dirt or soot is actually a type of algae called Gloeocapsa Magma. This algae is transferred through the air and lands on the exterior surface areas of your home, including your roof, where it feeds and grows.
Besides causing unappealing black streaks, these algae also feed on the limestone filler in your shingles, causing harmful damage and deterioration to your roof.
Your roof isn’t just dirty — it’s infected!
Reasons to Soft Wash Your Roof
For years, homeowners have relied on pressure or power washing to clean their roof, however they aren’t fixing the root of the problem.
Only the surface layer of mold, mildew, algae and bacteria can be removed from your roof with pressure washing. The discoloration might disappear for now, but without eliminating the algae completely, the stains often prone to regrowth within six months. Also, pressure or power washing your roof could possible be doing more harm than good by stripping the protective granules on the shingles. The SoftWash System we utilize completely cleans your roof and removes stain-causing microbes by killing 100% of these pests.
4 Reasons You Should Choose 20/20 SoftWash & Window Cleaning to Clean Your Roof
Enhance the look of your home
Cleaning your roof is a small expense and makes a large difference.
Extend the life of your roof
Protect your investment. Our biodegradable formula increases shingle life by up to 50%.
Avoid pricey roof replacement
Save your shingles and your wallet by taking care of your roof and avoiding deterioration.
Mold, mildew, fungus and algae are all included in the Top 10 Allergy Irritants list. Mold and fungus are also known to cause Sick Building Syndrome and Legionnaires Disease.