Often mistaken for mold, mildew or a failed roof surface, those ugly black streaks and discolorations visible on your roof is actually bacteria from an algae called "Gloeocapsa magma" that can be safely and gently removed without high pressure.
Roof appearance is not an accurate indicator for needing a roof replacement. But oftentimes people mistakenly pay for new roofs without realizing that the streaks on their roof are a common algae that can be safely removed.
Our roof cleaning service is a soft wash treatment that kills all the organic growth that creates the stains and restores your shingle's appearance. Not only will you love the results, but you’ll also have peace of mind knowing your roof is protected against future growth for up to 2 years*. Get rid of black streaks and algae right away. Submit an instant quote request today!
Why Should I Have My
Renovation. Prevention. Savings. Life Extension.
Beyond the obvious aesthetic benefits, it’s often the most overlooked alternative to replacing a perfectly sound roof. It's an investment that not only has an immediate visual result, but it also provides a long-term prevention measure to greatly retard future infestation. Uncleaned roofs with heavy organic growth increase the risk of needing to be repaired or replaced much sooner than necessary.
Be sure to have your roof inspected by an honest, third-party home or roof inspector before signing off on an expensive and needless replacement.
How We Remove
Black Roof Streaks
An evenly distributed low pressure application of biodegradable, surface-clinging cleaning mix.
We use a safe, low pressure roof cleaning method commonly known as soft washing to remove the black stains and streaks that develop on Texas roofs. This method utilizes an sodium hypochlorite cleaning solution as recommended by the Asphalt Roofing Manufactureres' Association to eliminate the algae that causes the black streaks and discoloration. We do this by applying the solution with low pressure to prevent damage and to preserve the integrity of the shingle roofing.
This same soft wash method and sodium hypochlorite solution is also effective on other roof surfaces such as metal and terracotta (clay flat and barrel tile).
What is the Cause of
Algae Growth on Shingles?
Known as gloeocapsa magma - an algae with a black pigment that thrives in our warm, humid Spring, Texas climate.
Humid climates; like what we experience here in Spring, TX, creates the perfect conditions for this kind of algae growth. The most common type, gloeocapsa magma or blue green algae, protects itself from damaging ultraviolet rays by producing a dark pigmented coating. The dark discoloration typically begins as small spots that eventually turn into black streaks. By the time it’s visible, it’s likely been present for several months or longer.
Consider getting a second opinion by having an honest inspection and evaluation of your roof surface before spending thousands of dollars on unnecessary repairs. Chances are quite good that all you really need is a good roof wash.