Perhaps you have seen houses with long black streaks running down the roof, or maybe you have even seen a roof completely covered in a black layer. What you are looking at is a type of algae that is prevalent throughout Ohio. This algae, called Gloeocapsa magma, makes its living eating the limestone filler in asphalt roof shingles. Let us say that again, it eats roof shingles! If left untreated a small black spot on your roof can lead to your roof being covered in this algae in as little as one season. As the algae eats through the limestone, they leave tiny holes in the shingles which allow the moisture from rain and snow to pass right through into your roof and attic! This leads to extremely expensive roof repairs, even a complete roof replacement! Don’t let that happen to you!
Central Window Cleaning offers the soft wash roof cleaning method which is the only method recommended by the Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association (ARMA) to remove moss, lichen, black streaks or stains on a roof and will not void warranties. Using very low pressure and specialized, environmentally friendly solutions we can clean and remove 100% of foreign contaminants on your roof leaving a cleaner, brighter more curb appeal friendly roof. So if you see a black spot, streak or patch on your roof don’t hesitate, contact us today!