What’s That Black Stuff On My Roof ?
Miller Soft Wash your local Roof Cleaning Service want’s you to know that it is a living organism, a Cynobacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma, which is a type of algae.
This is commonly referred to as “fungus or mildew growth” here in Michiana.
The discoloration usually has a brown to black appearance, and may be mistaken for dirt or soot. This algae has tiny root systems that work their way into the pores of your shingles and wrap around the granules of your shingle roofing, weakening fibers and wearing off granules, thus shortening it’s life.
They also feed on the organic material found in your shingles. We feel that the longer these microbial growths stay on your roofing material, the more damage they will do.
We will never use any form of Pressure Washing to clean any roofing material, shingle, metal, or tile!
How Does it Get On My Roof ?
This Cynobacteria normally begins a life cycle as airborne spores, that settle then grow on your property.
Why Should I Clean My Roof ?
It’s a healthier environment for you and your family, it extends the life of your roofing shingles, reduces energy costs, and increases the curb appeal of your home.
Does Miller Soft Wash Use A Safe Roof Cleaning Technique?
Absolutely! Our System complies with recommendations and guidelines of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) for Safe Roof Cleaning.
Can I Just Pressure Wash My Roof ?
Miller Soft Wash strongly suggests that Shingle Roofs should never be pressure cleaned.
Pressure washing damages your shingle roofing by blasting away the granules, and this crude and invasive method of cleaning doesn’t really kill all of the algae growths.
Typically roofs that have been pressure washed here in Elkhart, will need to be cleaned again in as little as one year, depending on the amount of rainfall.
Besides ruining your shingle roofing, all pressure cleaning does is scatter the still living algae from your tile, metal, or shingles all over the place.
How Much Will it Cost To Clean My Roof ?
Each house is evaluated individually for size, pitch, and type of roofing material, by Miller Soft Wash.
We give you your roof cleaning cost, right over the phone. We seldom have to actually come out and inspect each job. We do offer FREE, no obligation estimates.
Roof Rejuvenation is also a option you might want to consider. Miller Soft Wash is certified Peak 301 applicator. Please check out our Roof Rejuvenation page for more information. We will do a roof inspection and then do any needed roof repair and include a six year warranty to your roof when peak 301 is applied.