Do you have black streaks on your shingle roof? Many of our roofs will become infested with Gloeocapsa Magma each year. Gloeocapsa Magma is a type of algae that can thrive in many different conditions and environments, including on our roof tops. If it is left untreated, this algae will greatly impact the roof. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning would like to share where Gloeocapsa Magma comes from and how it can be quickly and easily treated to ensure the longevity of your home’s roof.
What Causes Gloeocapsa Magma?
You may see those black streaks on your neighbors’ roof tops and know your roof might also suffer from those nasty black streaks. This is because Gloeocapsa Magma is an algae that can spread by releasing airborne particles. If the wind is blowing in the right direction, your home will become victim to this invasive algae.
Is Gloeocapsa Magma Harmful?
Most people view algae on the roof and those black streaks as more of an aesthetic problem. However, Gloeocapsa Magma is a highly destructive algae, especially on rooftops that have limestone. Gloeocapsa Magma eats away at limestone which is a common element in a number of roofing materials, including asphalt shingle roofs. Not only is Gloeocapsa Magma harmful to rooftops, but it can also spread very quickly. When algae forms on the roof it will often start on the north side or area that is under shade or shadow. As soon as you begin to see algae form on the roof, it is important to have it removed and your roof protected.
How Do You Remove Gloeocapsa Magma Black Algae?
When you see those black streaks on your roof, the best way to remove it is with pressure cleaning. Pressure cleaning can remove the algae and restore the beauty of the roof. When your roof needs to be pressured cleaned, it is best to seek a professional service. Cleaning a roof is dangerous and requires the proper gear and precaution when a person is on top of a roof. Depending on the type of roof you have, it is important to pressure clean them correctly. You can use too much power when pressure cleaning a roof. In fact a roof often needs a soft pressure wash to prevent damaging the roof. To ensure the roof is cleaned properly and safely, it is recommended that you have a professional service come and clean the roof.
Is it a Good Idea to Pressure Wash Your Roof?
Gloeocapsa Magma is but one major concern for your rooftop. There are other elements that can damage your roof as well. When having your roof pressure cleaned, all damaging substances are removed and not just the algae. Often a roof will have bird dropping, feathers that contain feather mites, leaves are removed and so much more. A roof should be routinely cleaned to prevent other elements from damaging your roof and not just when black streaks appear.
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With soft wash roof cleaning your home will look amazing and be safe from harmful substance such as Gloeocapsa Magma. For quality pressure cleaning services, contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning and schedule our services today.