So you have black streaks on your roof. So what you say. Is it really causing any damage to my shingles ? We cleaned a roof that the homeowner noticed had black streaks starting to show up on his roof, he thought it was no big deal, just some dirt he thought. Well, it got worse and moss started to grow on the shingles. The homeowner gave us a call and we came out to to take a look at his roof. Upon closer inspection we found that the moss had actually started to grow under the shingles, lifting them up from the roof. this provides an easy access for moisture to migrate under the shingles, and start soaking into the roof sheathing. Moss acts like a sponge, soaking up water from the dew and rain and this is transferred under the shingles
The reason the moss was able to begin growing on the roof was because of the black streaks ( gloeoscapa magma ) that was allowed to take hold on the roof. It is holding moisture on the roof longer, which in turn creates a environment that is great for both moss and lichen to grow.
If you would like to get the most life out of your shingles, and not have to replace them early, or worse yet, have to replace rotted wood under the shingles, it is a smart financial decision to have your roof cleaned as soon as the black streaks appear.
If you are concerned with what is on your roof give Kleen Roofs a call today. We will be glad to come out and inspect your roof and give you a quote for cleaning with our soft wash system that does not use any pressure washing to remove to black streaks, moss and lichen.
We can be reached at : 616-914-9064
You may also visit our site at: www.kleenroofs.com to find out more information.