Several ways a home owner can tell if your roof needs cleaned or replaced!
Does your roof have those ugly black streaks? if so it is not a problem, well not yet anyway. If you detect this problem early on it is still fixable...
The simple answer is... Have it cleaned! HyTek Pressure Washing has a system where we can clean roofs without pressure or damaging them. Our system we use is known as SOFTWASH SYSTEM This system is a low pressure - high volume system that allows us to remove all of the black streaks also known as (Gloeocapsa magma) it is a species of bacteria in the gloeocapsa genus of cyanobacteria, an ancient line of photosynthesizing bacteria, which photolyze water generating oxygen gas. Ancient cyanobacteria were ancestral to the chloroplasts of all plants on earth. Gloeocapsa magma may resemble "algae" in that they are green, but in fact cyanobacteria are bacteria whereas algae are single-celled eukaryotes... OKAYYY enough with all the science!
But seriously though, it can cause great damage over time! Gloeocapsa Magma feeds on limestone which is an important component introduced into the shingle composition to add weight to the shingle. Because Gloeocapsa Magma feeds on limestone, it can weaken the shingle, therefore, shortening the life of the roof shingle.
In terms, over time will create leaks and possibly damage or ruin your roof and start leaking into your home. Nobody wants black mold to start growing in your home when you could have had it cleaned before the costly repairs. Contact Us Today For Your Free Estimate and skip those costly repairs!