Are You Letting Gloeocapsa Magma Ruin Your Roof?
If the first thought you had was "I don't even have Gloeocapsa Magma," then this article is definitely for you because every home can have it. And what you don't know could ruin your roofing system.
Have you noticed homes in the area with black streaks on the roof? Is your home one of those properties with black streaks on the roof? Because that's the first telltale sign of Gloeocapsa Magma. You need to know more about what it is and how pressure washing can help eradicate it.
What You Need To Know About Those Black Streaks
Gloeocapsa Magma is an algae-like bacteria, and it's an airborne nuisance, which means it can appear on any roof at any time. This bacteria feeds off the limestone filler in your shingles, leading to damage and ugly streaking.
Visible traces of the bacteria, black streaks, will first show up on the north side of your roof but will spread rapidly if not dealt with. Without the correct type of roof cleaning, you'll find you need roof repairs. If your roof is older and already in a compromised state, the damage can be significant enough to lead to roof replacement.
Companies that use standard power washing methods may improve the appearance of your roof by washing away the black streaks, but this doesn't eliminate the threat or adequately treat the problem. Soft washing is ideal because it:
- Relies on cleaning solutions to get the job done
- Uses lower PSI for safe but effective cleaning
- Gets into crevices traditional pressure washing would miss
- Won't damage your shingles or cause water intrusion
- Destroys bacteria at a molecular level, so it won't immediately regrow
Getting Professional Help
The crew at Little’s Pressure Washing is the right professionals for the job. We're familiar with the best ways to deal with all kinds of dirty issues, including Gloeocapsa Magma. We also know the importance of using softer cleaning techniques for delicate materials, like asphalt shingles.
For outstanding pressure washing in Florence, call our company. We look forward to partnering with you and providing you with top-notch exterior surface cleaning results. When only the best will do, homeowners call in Little’s Pressure Washing for big or little jobs!