Stains on your roofing can make your home look old and uncared for. They are detrimental to your home’s property value and are just an overall eyesore. The problem is, a lot of homeowners could end up spending thousands of dollars having their roof re-shingled because they want to renovate the look and functionality of their home, when all they really need is a roof cleaning treatment. They don’t realize that those stains on their roofing could be easily removed, without having to replace your shingles.
The stains that can make your roof look bad are caused by microorganisms and algae that are living on and in between your shingles. These organisms develop on your roof because they thrive in damp, shaded areas. If your home has a lot of trees around it, you have a higher chance of having these types of organisms growing on your roof. They could even cause damage to your shingles if you don’t get them treated quickly. If the stains on your roof are blackish in color, they could be caused by Gloeocapsa Magma, which actually feeds on the limestone that is in your shingles and makes them brittle. As they reproduce, the stains on your roof will get bigger and bigger if they aren’t taken care of.
Just because you have stains on your roof doesn’t mean that you should get it re-shingled right away. Sometimes, just having your roof cleaned by the professionals at PJ Fitzpatrick could remove the stains and stop the microorganisms from growing. We can inspect your roof, assess your situation and potentially save you thousands of dollars. If the organisms that are causing the stains haven’t embedded themselves deep within your shingles and haven’t caused significant damage to your roof, we can clean it and bring it back to its original condition. This will make your home look newer and well taken care of. Call our roofing specialists and we can provide you with more information.