Black Streaks On Roof
Buffalo Roof Cleaning Can Help Remove Those Ugly Black Streaks And Stains On Your Roof.
Get to know about the various threats facing your shingles today and avoid wasting time and money on costly repairs tomorrow.
Black streaks and stains on your shingles are the result of airborne algae. Green Growth is caused by either lichen or moss. Generally algae, lichen, and moss are referred to as SDO’s, or Shingle-Destroying Organisms.
The dark streaks on the roof are caused by large colonies of algae that can be found in a variety of climates all over world. With a high heat tolerance, algae can thrive in even hottest places on Earth. It’s no wonder they can survive on a boiling-hot roof surface!
Once on your roof, the algae start feeding on limestone filler inside the shingles. They feed, grow and reproduce rapidly and can easily cover the entire surface of your roof. If left untreated, the algae will eventually destroy your roof.
Lichen is essentially a combination between a plant and fungus. The plant photosynthesizes and feeds the fungal partner. In turn, the fungus provides the plant with a habitat that provides it with enough sunlight and moisture for it to thrive.
Lichens latch themselves to your shingles and are very difficult to remove. If your roof isn’t treated, they will permanently damage the shingles.
Mosses anchor themselves to your shingles with their rhizoids, which are similar to roots. The moss then catches windblown dirt with their roots and stems to build a thick layer of soil. This soil accumulation also benefits lichen and algae growth. Needless to say, moss can deal substantial and permanent damage to your roof, greatly speeding up the need for a new roof.
Let our professional WNY roof washing company remove those black stains from your roof. For more information, please call us at 716-261-2928, or fill out the form on this page. Our helpful staff will be glad to provide you with information and schedule you for an estimate.
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