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What are those Black Streaks on my roof?
I've heard people say that the black streaks on the roof were caused by anything from tree sap, shingle tar to plywood glue
coming up thru the shingles.
Roof Algae commonly known as Gloeocapse Magma, is a type of algae that thrives in humid and warm climates and usually appear on the north slope of the roof where shade is prevalent and moisture tends to accumulate. The results?? Ugly Black Streaks!!
Are these black streaks harmful?
Roof algae becomes attached to the shingles and feeds on the organic matters that are on the roof and the limestone used by shingle manufacturers also fuels the growth of these black streaks. As the fungus grows it breaks down the shingle and the granules protecting the surface of the shingle is loosened and falls off. This leads to premature deterioration of the shingle and diminishes the roofs ability to reflect the heat from the sun.
Moss on roof?
Roof moss is very dangerous because it can grow underneath the shingle and act like a sponge, soaking up water after each rain and holding it there causing more mold to to grow, and eventually the moss will cause the roof to start leaking.
Roof Algae is costing you money!!
Studies have proved that the darkening
affect that mold, algae and moss create decreases the
reflectivness of the shingles, causing the shingle to become much hotter than they normally would if they were clean. This will also transfer more heat into the attic of your home and raise the attic
temperature as much as 40* causing the air conditioner
Thinking of selling your house?
Studies also show that a house with black streaks, mold and algae on the roof reduces the curb appeal up to 15%, making a bad first impression on the buyer, and greatly impacting their decision of purchasing your home. Why not have your roof cleaned today and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful roof, while saving electricity. It's a win, win deal!!