Have you ever looked up at your roof and noticed odd black streaks or discoloration? These are caused by organic growth, and they’re more than just unsightly. Let’s delve into what causes streaky roofing and how professional roof stain removal services can help get rid of them.
There are three main causes of roof streaking: bacteria, moss, and lichen. Gloeocapsa magma is a specific type of bacteria that thrives in humid and shady areas, and its dark blue-green color can really ruin the look of your roofing. Another moisture and shade-loving culprit is moss, which thrives in the same conditions as Gloeocapsa magma. Moss is especially bad for roofing because it soaks up and holds water, which can lead to rot and other serious damage to your roof. The last main offender is lichen, which appears as a crusty growth and contributes to black streaking along your roof.
Roof Stain Removal
It’s always best to leave roof stain removal to trained professionals who know how to address the problem safely and efficiently. Our team uses eco-friendly cleansers that target nuisance organisms like bacteria, moss, and lichen, as well as mold, mildew, and algae. These cleaners emulsify the grime and kill it at the root, helping prevent rapid regrowth and lifting away the stain to reveal a clean and streak-free roof.
If you’re concerned about your landscaping, don’t be! We use plant wash before, during, and after a roof stain removal service to protect the plants below your roofline in your flower beds and lawn. This way, we can effectively remove staining organisms without harming your property, providing you with a clean, protected roof. Reach out today to learn more or schedule your next roof stain removal service.