Roof cleaning is the process to remove roof stains including Green Algae and Black Algae “gloeocapsa magma” from roofing materials in areas where high humidity is prevalent
The black stains are also very likely to harbor a number of molds or fungi. Unlike algae, the fungi on our roofs lacks chlorophyll and are unable to manufacture food from raw materials. The algae must get nutrition from some form of organic matter. To thrive, they also require a warm, humid environment.
When it comes to the cleaning application we use a low pressure high volume pump to make sure there is no damage to your roof. The last thing you want anyone to do is go up on your roof with a high power pressure washer and blast away at your shingles, that’s when the real damage occurs. We use a mixture that the shingle manufactures recommend to clean your roof. After solvent is applied we use a fresh water rinse to remove the residue from your roof. Once your roof has been cleaned the black streak are gone and your shingles will be back to their original state.