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What's Eating Your Roof?
Learn more about the natural threats to your roofing today (algae, lichen, moss) so you prevent taxing, costly repairs and replacements tomorrow.
Airborne algae triggers the BLACK STREAKS on your roofing. Air currents carry the spores to all surface areas. GREEN GROWTH on your roofing is one of two organisms, a moss or a lichen. Every one of these expanding organisms destroy your roof shingles and minimize the expected life of your most expensive single element of your residence, your roof. For that reason, insurance coverage carriers urge that any type of accumulation of growth is quickly eliminated from the roofing surface. Our advised, accredited, and approved process satisfies insurance coverage carriers' requirements for your roofing.
The black " discolorations" on your roofing are really big colonies of airborne algae called Gloeocapsa Magma (Cyanobacteria). They attach themselves and gnaw at the limestone filler located in roof shingles. As they eat and expand, they conveniently duplicate right into even more algae. Eventually billions of private alga cover the entire roofing surface; damage to your roof system will slowly happen with time, most likely bring about premature replacement of your roofing.
A lichen is an microorganism that advances from the algae, Gloeocapsa Magma. Lichens connect themselves very firmly to the tile, as a result, wind, rainfall or snow will not dislodge them. Consequently, if left without treatment, they by force remove the top layer of the tile, the shade coat, and will permanently scar the tile surface.
Mosses have actually root-like appendages called rhizoids, which drive into the tile to anchor themselves onto the roofing. The mosses as a result construct a thicker layer of soil by capturing windblown dust in their interlocking system of origins and upraised stems. Consequently, the accumulation of soil helps with both algae and lichen growth, and implement the advancement of greater plants with actual origins. Since mosses anchor themselves onto the roof shingles physical elimination triggers long-term damages and will considerably accelerate the requirement for roofing replacement. Throughout Winter months, when moss ices up, it expands, which can additionally trigger splitting up or fracturing of the roof shingles. The complete removal of moss takes time, usually a couple rainfalls but can take upwards of 2 months to clear completely. The reason for that is the mosses root system. Much of the moss will come off with a rinse but what remains needs time to dry up and deroot. The only way to completely remove moss the day of treatment is with high pressure. No professional will ever use a pressure washer on a roof as it will surely damage the shingles and void your manufacturers warranty. If moss isn't completely clear within 2 months of treatment, we will come back out to do another rinse to remove what remains.
All-Star Softwash specializes in eliminating these harmful growths and offers a 5 YEAR WARRANTY on all our complete roof cleaning services. We are the company to call if you want your roof cleaning done right.