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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Power Washing in Northern Massachusetts - Roof Cleaning - Roof Washing with Blue Sky

Power Washing in Northern Massachusetts - Roof Cleaning - Roof Washing with Blue Sky

Roof Cleaning in Massachusetts and Ugly black stains or streaks on asphalt shingles are caused by a hardy type of algae called Gloeocapsa Magma. The algae feed on the crushed limestone, cellulose, and various wood products that are used in asphalt shingles.

The unexpected result is destructive algae infestation. Rain worsens the condition by spreading the algae and causing black streaks on the roof.  In fact the appearance of black or green stains is the first sign that damage may be occurring. These streaks are unattractive and can cause the shingles to fail prematurely by not allowing them to reflect heat properly. If this biological growth has infected your roof, it should not be ignored.

Cleaning your roof in Massachusetts or New Hampshire is a simple and affordable way to protect your roof and increase the life of your investment. Shingle companies like Owens Corning and GAFF, as well as the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, recommend a low pressure roof cleaning using a chemical application to restore shingles suffering from roof algae. Blue Sky cleaning is followed by a low pressure rinse. If your shingles are still in good shape but have roof algae on them, having your roof cleaned will allow you to get the full life out of your shingles and save you thousands of dollars. See the difference low pressure roof cleaning makes by watching the video on this page.

Power Washing in Northern Massachusetts - Roof Cleaning - Roof Washing with Blue Sky