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Black Streaks on Your Roof? Here's What You Need to Know

Have you noticed unsightly black streaks on your roof? These streaks not only diminish your home's curb appeal but can also cause damage if left untreated.


In this blog post, we will discuss the causes of these streaks and how Scrubs Soft Wash is the ideal solution for homeowners in Canton, GA.


Identifying the Cause of Black Streaks on Your Roof

Before we discuss solutions, it's essential to understand the primary cause of black streaks on roofs:


What causes algae growth (Gloeocapsa magma)?

  • Black streaks are caused by algae growth, specifically Gloeocapsa magma

  • These algae feed on the limestone filler in asphalt shingles

  • Algae spores can travel through the air and easily spread from roof to roof

What does algae do to your roof and its lifespan?

  • Algae growth causes dark streaks, reducing curb appeal

  • Over time, algae can damage shingles and shorten the roof's lifespan

Geographic factors in Canton, GA that contribute to algae growth

The humid climate, warm summers, and increased moisture from rain and tree cover we see in Canton and surrounding cities can exacerbate the problem of algae growth on your roof.


Simply pressure washing isn't enough to remove the problem entirely, because the algae can simply grow back. Plus, it can damage your shingles. We want to preserve and protect your roof, not shorten its lifespan!


Roof soft wash infographic

Can't I just ignore those black streaks?


No way! Ignoring black streaks on your roof can lead to several problems:


Roof Deterioration and Reduced Lifespan

  • Algae growth can cause shingle damage and weaken the roof's integrity

  • Ignoring the issue can lead to costly repairs or roof replacement

Increased Energy Costs Due to Decreased Roof Efficiency

  • Dark streaks absorb more heat, increasing attic temperatures

  • Higher attic temperatures can lead to increased energy costs

Potential Health Issues from Mold and Mildew Growth

  • Algae growth can create a breeding ground for mold and mildew

  • Mold and mildew can cause respiratory issues and allergies

The Benefits of Soft Washing for Roof Cleaning

Soft washing is a proven method for removing black streaks from your roof.


One of the best things about soft washing is its effectiveness in removing algae and keeping it away. It's a gentle but powerful cleaning method that not only restores the original appearance of your roof but also ensures the preservation of its integrity and material.


The low-pressure washing technique prevents damage to shingles, making it a safe and non-destructive method for roof cleaning.


Schedule Your Free Estimate Today


Don't let black streaks on your roof continue to detract from your home's beauty and value.


Trust Scrubs Soft Wash to provide professional, reliable service to Canton, GA residents. Schedule your free estimate today and let our expert team restore your roof's original appearance and extend its lifespan.


Contact us now to get started on your journey to a cleaner, healthier roof.

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