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What Are All These Black Streaks On My Roof, And How Do I Remove Them?

What are all these black streaks on my roof and how do i remove them

Ever wonder what those black streaks on your roof really are? Here's a hint; they aren't just dirt. They're actually a fairly common type of algae called gloeocapsa magma, which is known to increase during times of high humidity and warm, coastal weather - which we get a lot of in this part of Texas! Gloeocapsa, as well as other types of algae, is airborne, which means it can actually travel via wind, animals, or even clothing. That, unfortunately, means that if your neighbor's rooftop is covered in gloeocapsa magma, there's a good chance it could spread to your home as well.

That's why K&S Ultra Clean Pressure Washing LLC provides high-quality roof cleaning for your home, so that you can nip any algae problem right in the bud. Give us a call before it gets worse, at 512-758-4668. We'll give you an initial estimate for your algae cleaning project, and help your home or business rooftops look and operate like new again.

Future Risks Of Rooftop Algae

Letting your rooftop algae build-up, instead of pressure washing it as soon as you notice it spreading, can lead to a variety of long-term issues for your roof. Algae literally "eats" the fillers, such as fiberglass and limestone, that are in your shingles. This further encourages the growth and further spreading of algae.

Over time, gloeocapsa can cause the protective UV granules that cover roof shingles to dry out and fall off, which will leave your roof looking crumbled and broken, as well as extending the risk of leaks. This is why it's incredibly important to clean your rooftops and gutters as soon as you can after you notice the gloeocapsa, to avoid the problem growing worse for yourself, as well as spreading towards neighboring roofs.

Proper Cleaning For Rooftop Algae

K&S Ultra Clean Pressure Washing LLC uses a soft wash and signature cleaning solution to gently lift the algae buildup from your roof, without leaving streaks or indentations behind. This way, you can be assured that your roof is in the best possible hands, and that your investment looks and operates great for many years to come.

So, what are you waiting for? You can trust our professional pressure washers to keep your home or business clean of algae buildup. Call K&S Ultra Clean Pressure Washing LLC today at 512-758-4668 for an initial project estimate.

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