Have you ever noticed the growth on your roof that is destroying its aesthetic appeal? Have you ever thought of your options for getting rid of it? You must have noticed many buildings with this kind of appearance so you now that you are not the only one in this world facing the problem. A question that might have aroused in your mind is that how can something grow on your roof? However, the answer is simple; it only takes food, water and air to grow. If you have an asphalt roof in place, the food is the limestone filler used to thicken shingles. For wooden roofs the wood itself serves as the food. If you observe closely, you will notice that some parts of the roof are free from this problem. This is because some parts of the roof facing north receive less sunlight and hence have high moisture content which serves as the ideal condition for the growth of molds. If there are long black streaks on your roof, it is infested with black algae. In case there is flowery growth, there are lichens, moss or combined infesting your roof.
You have three options to deal with the problem; install a roof with new shingles if you have enough money, buy a specialized roof cleaning product and do the job yourself or hire a roof cleaning professional.
- If you have enough money you can go for roof and shingle replacement. These come with a warranty period of 10 years. Go for it if your budget allows.
- If you choose to do it yourself, the tricky part of the job is the choice of the right product. Take some time to do extensive research. There are some products that claim to clean your roof with just a spray but this does not work for every cleaning project. The best way is to scrub and then rinse with a hose. Go for environmentally friendly products that are also biodegradable.
- In case you want to assign the work to a professional roof cleaner, choose the one that can provide local references and have a portfolio of pictures of successfully completed jobs. RoofMasters is a Chemical Roof and Pressure Cleaning business serving Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Roof Masters is the oldest Chem-Wash company in the Southeast. We are licensed and insured and have been in business since 1998. Call us at (561) 630-7826 for a free estimate.