Black stains on asphalt shingle roofs are bacteria that often contributes to the development of moss. Black stains that occur on the sides of the roof that gets less sun exposure are more prone to developing moss and other fungi. Asphalt shingles are very porous and the grainy surface makes them easily capture spores and debris that fuels moss, bacteria and fungi growth. There are many reasons why maintaining a clean roof with pressure washing can help and benefit the homeowner. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning will share the many benefits of pressure cleaning those black stained asphalt shingle roofs.
Cleaning Extends Life of Roof
Where there are black stains on an asphalt shingle roof, the black stain is actually a bacteria that can erode the shingles. If left unchecked the black stain can develop into moss which contributes to the decay of the shingle. The fungi, moss, and bacteria can soak deep into the shingle and in between them leading to internal roofing damage and roof leaks. To prolong the health of the roof, it is important to have the roof pressure cleaned to remove the bacteria as black stains appear. By keeping the bacteria, fungus and moss off the roof you can extend the life of the roof and prolong the need for roof replacement. To properly kill the bacteria on asphalt shingles, the most effective method is by using soft wash pressure cleaning.
Clean Roof Improves Curb Appeal
When removing those black stains off of the roof you not only improve the roof condition but also the entire home’s appearance. For homeowner’s with HOAs or who like to maintain a clean home both inside and outside, pressure washing the roof is a fast, affordable and effective way to clean roofs including those with black stains and moss. Home’s under HOA’s must maintain the home’s appearance and is mandatory. A homeowner can get fines when the roof develops black stains. When needing to maintain your home’s curb side appeal, pressure washing is frequently requested.
Avoid Insurance Problems with Property Maintenance
When the roof develops black stains or moss, the insurance company can and often does drop the policy. When there are signs of neglect, the insurance company will view the roof as a potential liability. Also insurance companies can drop or increase their policy premiums by simple signs of neglect. Maintaining a clean and healthy roof ensures the insurance policy and the home’s protective coverage it needs.
Soft Wash Roof Cleaning & Power Washing Services & More in McDonough, Barnesville, Fayetteville, Covington, Locust Grove, Griffin, Stockbridge & Social Circle Georgia
It is important to maintain your home’s roof and protect it from bacteria, moss, and fungi. Due to Georgia’s climate, roofs are left vulnerable to bacteria, moss and fungi. Black stains on roofs are very common and require periodic soft wash roof cleaning to prevent premature wear of an asphalt shingle roof. When black stains first appear and you need help cleaning your home’s roof, contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning and schedule our services today.