When the weather gets warmer and you start spending more time outside, you might notice some discoloration and stains on your roof. There are a lot of factors that can mar the appearance of your roof including algae, moss, lichen and mildew. Some of these stains just look unattractive, but others actually risk doing permanent damage to the roof and its underlying structure.
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It’s not just about appearance; moss can actually work its way under the shingles and pull them away from the roof, creating pits on the roof’s surface. The sooner you get rid of moss, the more you will save on big repairs down the road. Moss grows almost anywhere that there is a water source, and it thrives in rainy climates.
It is fuzzy and green, and it can spread to the entire roof if it is left unchecked. Once it has done extensive damage, it can lead to internal water damage which can contribute to the growth of unhealthy mold inside the home.
Another common roof problem is black streaks caused by black algae. Black algae can grow even on a roof that is exposed to constant sunlight. It is very difficult to remove without professional cleaning. These dark streaks will cause the roof to absorb more heat, which can increase energy costs when you try to cool the home.
Keeping the roof clean not only protects the shingles from damage and prolongs the life of the roof, but it also helps you to be more environmentally friendly, using less energy for air conditioning. And remember: Just because you can’t see mold or algae growing on your roof doesn’t mean it’s not there.
In fact, by the time you see it, they probably are in an advanced stage of growth. Algae it is nearly impossible to see in the early stages of development. If you can see mold or algae growing in one area on the roof, it could very well mean that it is growing in other areas, as well.
Instead of trying to clean it yourself, let us do a thorough and professional roof cleaning for you. We can help extend the life of your roof and keep it more energy efficient. To learn more about our commercial roofing or cleaning services, Call Us At 503-638-4400 Today!