Roof Cleaning

Safe Roof Cleaning in Raleigh NC Means Using a Soft Washing Method

What are those Black Streaks?

I’m frequently asked about the black streaks that appear on roofs – what are they and how do I get rid of them?

That black streaking is actually a build up of a living organism called Gloeocapsa Magma. It’s a type of algae that is nourished by the limestone ingredients within the asphalt shingles. Typically you’ll find this buildup on the northern facing parts of your roof.

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What about Moss and Lichen?

Moss and lichen are two more enemies to your roof. They actually have root systems that grow down into your shingles and embed themselves to your roof. If left on their own to grow and thrive, they will eventually creep under your shingles and lift them up causing damage to your roof and putting the interior of your home at risk.

As the saying goes An Ounce of Prevention…Could Save you the Expense of a New Roof!

That’s where we come in. We like saving people money and we’ve found that by following the recommendations provided by the Asphalt Roof Manufacturers Association, we can professionally clean your roof while maintaining the beauty of your home, protecting your home and not voiding any warranty on your roof.

We use a special soft washing method that protects your shingles thereby protecting your roof while cleaning and restoring your roof to look fresh and new again. The key to doing this is the soft washing process that we use which is a non pressure roof cleaning. You may not realize it, but even the pressure of rain can wash away those tiny granules that are an integral part of your roof’s shingles. So, imagine what would happen if you let someone use pressure on your roof! Hiring a professional to clean your roof is a must and Elephant Roof & Exterior Cleaning will perform a professional roof cleaning for you at a competitive price.

A properly maintained roof  is an investment in your home as it can extend the life of your roof, lower your air conditioning bill and increase the value of your home!

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