There is an invasion going on and most people don’t even know it.

Algae location

Algae location

As you go about your daily routine have you noticed the rooftops that are being invaded by ugly black streak? Most folks living in this area think those streaks and stains are a sign that it’s time to replace the shingles.
This is a myth! The truth is that air born algae (mold) lands on the roof and feeds on the material in the asphalt shingles. The technical name for this algae is Gloeocapsa Magma. It grows mostly on the north and west facing roofs which receives the prevailing moisture and shade. The Gloeocapsa Magma is a microscopic organism which is not visible with the naked eye. This hungry organism feeds off the limestone material found in asphalt shingles and multiplies on all sides of the roof. However since the north sides make the most ideal breeding ground for the algae, it multiplies and spreads most rapidly across the roof’s north surface. The dense areas of the algae communities are evident by the black streaks and ugly stains which are a protective sheathing that the algae excrete.

This air born algae is more prevalent as you travel south in warmer and more humid climates. Over the years the algae has been spreading across the states. That is why it seems to be more and more noticeable here in the mid-west region. The effects of the algae are not only unsightly but very costly if not treated. If your roof is infected by algae or other organisms such as moss or lichen have a certified roof cleaner (ROOF CLEANER) inspect it as soon as possible.
Roof Cleaner uses the latest state-of-art SoftWash systems to safely and quickly clean your roof. The employees of Roof Cleaner undergo continuous training so that you are assured that only the latest technology will be used in the removal of the black streaks, moss, mold, mildew and lichen from your roof. Roof Cleaner does not use pressure washers as they can and will cause damage to the shingles on your home.
When you want your roof cleaned the correct way, and by the company that is the 1st choice in West Michigan you only need one number – 616.240.3465
ROOF CLEANER – Clean You Can See


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