Roof Cleaning 08037 Medford New Jersey
We provide roof cleaning services for the entire 08055 zip code
Roof stains are caused by An algae known as Gloeocapsa Magma is the most likely culprit and this algae affects nearly 80 percent of the homes across the United States. Gloeocapsa Magma is a species of algae that causes black streaking and discoloration on asphalt/fiberglass shingles. The black staining you see on many roofs is caused by the life cycle of algae and fungus spores that land on houses via wind or wildlife. While this algae can grow just about anywhere, it prefers humid environments. A preferred food source of this algae is limestone which is used as “filler material” by most shingle manufactures.
Most people think that just the dirty side of the roof needs to be treated. This is not true and if the contractor tells you this then you should be weary of them. The reason we treat the whole roof is because the spore that grows on your roof may be dormant on the south side but its still there. So, if you get your roof cleaned and they only treat the dirty side more than likely the stains will return faster than if you had the whole roof treated.
We treat this problem the same way you would treat termites in your home. You wouldn’t just treat the infected side your going to treat everywhere to prevent them from coming back to another side of your house.