What Are Those Black Streaks On Your Roof?
The Truth About Algae
This mold should be removed by a professional roof cleaner with the appropriate cleaning solutions and tools. It is not advised for homeowners to clean their roof themselves. Your roof can become slippery and dangerous, without proper safety equipment it is highly likely that a slip and fall could occur, causing serious harm. The price of professional cleaning is substantially lower than the cost of medical bills.
A few ways to help fight algae growth include keeping trees trimmed back, keeping gutters free of debris, and adding zinc or copper strips to the roof.
If you’re experiencing algae discoloration, don’t leave it to get worse. While there is no real evidence to show that algae is harmful to your roofing system, it is still a nuisance that you should act on immediately to ensure your curb appeal doesn’t suffer. Adding a roof cleaning to your yearly general maintenance check list will ensure you stay on top of the issue.