The Algae most commonly found growing on roofs around Long Island is called Gloeocapsa Magma is very hard to remove and can take years off the life of your roof because it prevents the roofing material from working as designed. As the rain washes the algae down your roof, you get those unsightly black streaks.Roof Algae is quickly becoming a problem for some Long Island home owners. Algae growing on your roof will show itself in the form of dark streaks running down your roof, which many people make the mistake of thinking these are water stains. When in fact it’s algae feeding off the limestone that is used in all Asphalt shingle products. When it rains the rainwater spreads the Algae down your roof in those tell-tale black streaks.
For many homeowners this is something that’s being going on for several years to the point where it becomes a noticeable problem and they start thinking about roof replacement. The GOOD news is if your roof is less than 15 years old you might not need a new one just yet, it’s likely very dirty though and a good cleaning will help you get more life out the roof.
Insurance companies have even started denying homeowners their coverage on roofing claims if they had a dirty or visibly unkept roof . For the small investment it takes to have professionals come out and do the work (a fraction of a new roof) it’s definitely something every homeowner with algae growing on their roof should look into.
Dirty-Roof.Com specializes in killing and cleaning algae from Long Island homeowners roofs. With our special “soft washing” process we are able to first completely kill the Algae using biodegradable and environmentally safe cleaning agents followed with a thorough but gentle cleaning of the roofing material. You’ll get more life out of your roof!
Why Choose Dirty-Roof.Com?
- Soft Washing Won’t Damage Your Roof.
- Your Roof Will Look Brand New Once Again.
- This Will Prevent Algae Growth For Several Years.
- We Are Fast, Thorough and More Affordable Then Replacement.
If you’ve been told by a contractor that your roof needs replacement (because of the black streaks) you need to call us first. Many contractors do not know what these streaks are and would rather sell you a new roof (for thousands of dollars) rather than recommend a good cleaning. Some contractors may even know it’s an Algae problem but may tell you that the cleaning process will damage your shingles and should be avoided. This is likely because they may not know about the “Soft Washing” process which is very different from other competitors advertising “low-pressure” roof cleaning.
ANY type of pressure on your roofing material isn’t good and can void your warranty. We all know that rain and hail can come down fierce and hard when pounded by the wind but it’s no match for the concentrated jets of water from a pressure washer, especially with inexperienced hands operating it. You can literally destroy an entire section of your roof in just a few quick seconds.
If you have a dirty roof in the Long Island area then give us a call or use one of our contact forms today and we can provide you with a quick estimate to leave your roof looking spotless.