The dark streaks that appear on your roof are caused by a species of algae called "Gloeocapsa Magma" which feeds on the limestone filler in your shingles. This most commonly starts on the north-facing side of the roof due to lack of sunlight, providing the perfect home for breeding of this algae. Although the algae may not be visible on all sides of the roof, once the algae starts to grow within the shingles, it will spread. If left to worsen, roof algae will drastically shorten the life span of your shingles and could cause a variety of water infiltration problems.
Instant curb appeal- Washing the black streaks from your roof will instantly improve the curb appeal of your home, making it look newer and cleaner. Thinking of selling? Washing your roof can also increase the value of your home and make it look much more appealing to prospective buyers.
Increased lifespan of your shingles- When algae is growing on your shingles, it is actually eating away at them. This causes loosening of the protective granules within the shingles, taking years off of their lifespan. As a result, you will have to replace your roof much sooner than needed and that can cost upwards of $10,000.
Home efficiency- Since your shingles help block UV rays, you'll drop in your home's energy efficiency and see a steep rise in your AC bills as the algae eats away at the shingles.
We use a no pressure spraying method to clean your roof, ensuring that no harm comes to your roof during the cleaning process. Our cleaning method involves applying a thin layer of a liquid cleaning solution to the roof, leaving behind minimal run-off. This method is the only method recommended by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) and is environmentally safe. We offer a 1 year warranty to ensure the algae is successfully removed.
Gutters are an integral part of your home or business' well being. When neglected it can cause severe problems, whether its clogged with leaves, sticks or other debris. This can cause a leaky roof, water damage, and rot to the interior and exterior of your property and also make homes for pests, rodents & mold.
Cleaning gutters can be a dangerous and daunting task. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, falls from ladders sent more than 240,000 Americans & Canadians to hospital emergency rooms.
We use a variety of cleaning techniques and equipment including the use of high-power vacuums.
- Gutters are intended to channel water off the roof and away from your home. Blocked gutters can cause roof leaks that can damage your ceilings, walls, floors, and many other parts of your building.
- Leaves, twigs, and any other debris that collects in your gutters can serve as nesting and breeding places for many pests like rats, mice, insects, birds, and mosquitoes.
- Decaying and decomposing leaves and debris in your gutters can form an organic matter that supports the growth of tree seedings, fungi, and other plants. This can be dangerous to your health, and decrease the curb appeal of your building.
- Clean gutters can increase the lifespan of your roof. During winter, clogged gutters trap ice, which can add unnecessary weight to your roof. When water is trapped on your roof and then freezes, it can cause your shingles to shift apart, opening way for leaks and decay.