Roof Cleaning in Bloomington IN
and Nearby Areas
We are constantly asked about what causes the black streaks on roofing shingles, these black streaks are caused from a type of algae called “Gloeocapsa magma”. Rainwater carries the algae down the roof and causes the streaking. And the streaking is more prevalent on the north facing area of the roof due to lack of sunlight. This area stays moist much longer throughout the day, providing ideal atmosphere for algae growth.
What is growing on my roof?
Lichens are the real problem, this is both an algae and a fungus. the reason lichens are so detrimental to roofing shingles is because they will create spots where it eats through the surface of the shingles. It has a root system that will grow under the shingle, resulting in loosening of the granules and raising of the roofing shingle. The algae and lichen feed on the crushed limestone used in the manufacturing of the asphalt shingles. This is very bad for two reasons…
Our eco-friendly solution!
Bloomington Powerwashing uses only the safest, most effective cleaning solutions available. We clean a variety of different types of roofs including shingles, metal, aluminum, cedar shakes, and membrane coatings. Shingles must be cleaned using a low pressure method, Our eco-friendly, soft wash cleaning method is key to a professional cleaning.
Never use high pressure on your roofing shingles!
If your roof needs replaced, we will get you in touch with a reputable company that will walk you through the process and make sure you fully understand the condition and cost to replace if needed.
Benefits of Soft Washing
- Safe on Your Property
- Does not damage your siding
- Powerful, strong formula
- Clean with the intense heat
- Will not harm siding- Disinfects as it cleans
- Eco safe formula- Stays clean longer
- Safe for plants and animals!
Types of Roofs
We have a cleaning solution for many types of roofs:
- Cedar Shakes
- Membrane coating
- Black streaks cover the reflective materials used to deflect sunlight and keep your home efficient, resulting in increased energy bills.
- The algae is feeding from the crushed limestone causing the granules to loosen. Taking years from the life of your roof.
- Insurance companies can cancel your policy due to black streaks and loss on your roof!
- Do not replace your roof prematurely, roofs are replaced every day when they could be restored for a fraction of the price of replacement!