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What Causes Streaks on Roofs?

Keeping the exterior of your home should be on the top of your priority list! You invest the time, money, and care into not just cleanliness, but also ensuring the longevity of your home. This is often done through cleaning the siding of your home, hard surfaces, and windows; ensuring bacteria and Algae do not erode and devalue your living space. But often one of the most essential structural components of your home goes overlooked.

Your roof often can be easy to look at, and assume it is structurally okay. There are not any gaping holes, and no signs of leaking inside, so it must be good to go right? Then you notice them; the streaks on your roof. Shrugging them off, you attribute them to natural wear and tear on your shingles. However, streaks are the sign of a more pressing problem. But what causes streaks on roofs?

So What Causes Streaks On Roofs?

What Causes Streaks on Roofs?

What, in fact, causes streaks on Roofs? The short answer; Algae. The dark, long stains are a specific strain of algae eating at the limestone and other minerals in your shingles. You may wonder if this will cause rapid degradation of your roof. However, the algae causing the stains breaks down the shingles slowly over time. This is due to moisture getting trapped from the algae, creating an environment that breaks down the shingles, and creates more algae.

So what is the solution to remove this algae? You could place specific strips that lay on the top of your roof, helping to prevent the build up of new algae, but this does not clear the pre existing problem. Additionally, gathering the equipment necessary can be very costly.

This is where Florian Exterior Cleaning is ready to help! Our trained, certified crew will come out with the latest equipment and trucks to remove those streaks from your roof. This is accomplished through the right mix of chemicals and soft washing technology, ensuring that your roof is treated with care. Once we are finished, your roof will be streak free and looking better than ever!

Now that you know what causes streaks on roofs, are you ready for Florian exterior cleaning to clean it for you? Give us a call at 317-795-6409 to get a firm, free, no obligation quote. Wondering how Florian could also help with your window cleaning, fence cleaning, and soft or pressure washing needs? Contact us here! Want to see what Florian has done? Check out our work on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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