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The Roof Cleaning is one of the most crucial features of any house or building. Its condition will greatly affect the integrity and value of the property, for good or bad. JD Pressure Washing is dedicated to making your roof an investment that will last and become a beacon of curb appeal.
The Problem with Roofs
In recent years, black stains have been an increasing problem on shingle roofs. They are formed from an airborne algae and can jeopardize your roof’s longevity. The black streaks algae creates are also an eyesore that will diminish your home’s curb appeal… but there is a solution!
The Perfect Solution
At JD Pressure Washing , we understand the urgency of cleaning roofs suffering from roof algae. We use SoftWashing to combat the issue and restore it to its original condition. Our non-pressure roof cleaning methods will effectively remove the roof stains from any asphalt shingle roof. Traditional pressure washing that voids your roofs warranty but our gentle solution gets the job done without ever exposing your vital roofing to risk. Our exclusive SoftWash roof cleaning service will kill the roof algae but will not harm your roofing.
The Importance of Soft Roof Cleaning
We take SoftWashing seriously. It’s especially important to the longevity and integrity of your roof that this is the only method used when addressing roof cleaning issues. Never allow a roof cleaning contractor to pressure wash your roof as it can remove the shingle granules & cause long term shingle damage… Not when there’s a safer, more effective alternative that JD Pressure Washing can offer.
The roofing industry agrees with our philosophy. Our non-pressure roof washing and shingle cleaning methods are approved by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association not to void your warranty.
Often mistaken as mold or mildew, the black discoloration and streaks visible on many roofs across the United States and Canada are actually algae. The algae can form w here moisture tends to dwell on roof surfaces. Coastal or humid climates create the most conducive conditions for algae growth. The most common type, gloeocapsa magma or blue green algae, protects itself from damaging ultraviolet rays by producing a dark pigmented sheath. The algae discoloration typically begins as small spots then quickly transforms into streaks on the roof plane. By the time the algae is visible, it likely has been present for several months or longer.
Algae spores are carried by the wind or by animals and can quickly spread from one rooftop to another. That is why it is common to see algae growth on rooftops throughout an affected neighborhood. The same is true for apartment or condominium complexes, townhouses or row houses. There is no scientific evidence that algae is damaging to asphalt shingles, although it certainly affects the aesthetics of a roof. On highly reflective or "cool" roofs, algae will undoubtedly have a negative impact on the long-term effectiveness of these roof systems. That is why it is important to address an algae problem as soon as possible.
Moss is a non-vascular plant that obtains water through its leaves, unlike most plants that gather water through its root system. Moss must therefore have a moist environment to survive. In North America, moss tends to grow on north facing roof planes that receive less direct sunlight and stay damp longer than south facing planes. Overhanging tree branches provide additional shade and drop debris on the roof that further holds in moisture and acts as a food source for moss.
Moss spores may also be carried by wind or animals and can easily spread throughout neighborhoods. Unlike algae, moss can be detrimental to asphalt shingle performance. Moss can cause the leading edges of the shingles to lift or curl, which increases the risk of shingle blow-off during wind events. In severe cases, moss build-up can cause lateral water movement resulting in moisture damage to the roof deck or may even cause leaks.