Is your home’s roof covered in unsightly dark stains or streaks? Did you think your only option was costly roof replacement? You’ll be very happy to know that we can make your roof look like new again for just a fraction of the cost of a new roof!
Have you ever wondered what causes those unsightly black stains and streaks on your home’s asphalt or fiberglass shingle roof? Well, you might be surprised to find out that it’s not an accumulation of dirt, but rather a specific type of blue-green algae that grows in humid parts of the United States known as Gloeocapsa magma.
The algae is spread by airborne spores and targets asphalt and fiberglass shingles because they are made with limestone, an organic material the algae consumes. The algae thrives in shaded areas, particularly on the northern and western side of your home’s roof.
Not only can the algae affect the aesthetic and resale value of your home; if left untreated, it will continue to grow and hold moisture, which can result in the roof aging prematurely, rotting, and/or losing protective granules. This in turn can affect the roof’s ability to reflect ultra-violet rays from the sun because the algae absorbs heat, which can make your home warmer and increase cooling costs. Rotting wood can also attract animals who may be able to get through your home’s roof or fascia board and nest in your home’s attic.
In addition, the algae can be a breeding ground for mold, which can pose a health danger for those who have respiratory problems or allergies. The spores can get into your air conditioning system and can even be tracked in to your home from your driveway.
Roof Cleaning Treatment
If your home’s roof has been affected by Gloeocapsa magma, don’t wait too long to address the situation. If you do, you may need to replace your roof due to the reasons mentioned above.
You also don’t need to use harmful chemicals or pressure washing to remove the algae. After all, these techniques can erode or damage your shingles over time. CKG Contractors has an affordable and green, eco-friendly cleaning solution that won’t damage your home’s roof and could save you thousands of dollars.
Our Roof Shampoo® cleaning process will not only eliminate the ugly black stains and streaks on your home’s roof, but also extend the life of your roof’s shingles. The process is simple: a CKG Contractors technician sprays the Roof Shampoo® product on the affected area of your roof, which loosens the algae. The technician then uses the roof cleaning equipment, which is adjusted to a low, gentle pressure, to wash away the loosened algae from your roof’s shingles.
CKG Contractors never uses high-pressure washing techniques or scrubbing or brushing, both of which could damage your shingles. In addition, the Roof Shampoo® product does not contain hazardous chlorine bleach or phosphates, so in addition to being safe for your shingles, it also won’t harm any of your trees, plants, or flowers. Once the technician is finished, you will see immediate results. Your home’s roof will look brand new!
By taking advantage of the Roof Shampoo® cleaning process, you will not only improve the resale value and appearance of your home, but also ensure that your shingles will last longer, eliminate potential health issues for your family, and even lower your cooling bills over the long run. By spending a little money now, you’ll ultimately save a lot on future roof repair expenses.
Claim Your Free Residential Roof Cleaning Estimate
There can be serious ramifications if the algae known as Gloeocapsa magma begins to thrive on your home’s roof. Fortunately, CKG Contractors offers a safe and effective eco-friendly cleaning solution that will ensure your home’s roof is stain and streak free. Contact us today at 973-599-0811 or click here to get your free residential roof cleaning estimate.