Roof Cleaning

SHINGLE BRITE professional roof cleaning

Nothing deteriorates faster on your home in our greater Springfield Missouri climate than the appearance of the roof on your home or business. Fortunately our professional roof cleaning method will safely and immediately restore the beauty. Whether you have an asphalt shingle, metal or tile roof you will get those ugly black streaks that can eventually take over your entire roof. It is not a matter of IF, but WHEN, as the spores are carried for many miles by the wind so your home is constantly bombarded. Those black streaks on your roof are actually a form of algae called Gloeocapsa magma (a type of blue-green algae commonly found in climates with warm, humid summers). They are thriving on the shingles of your roof. The dark color may also rob your shingles of the heat-reflecting properties that help keep your shingles and attic cooler in the summer, increasing your cooling costs. Many roofs, especially those with constant shade will even get moss and lichen growth leading to damage and deterioration.

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Home with stained roof in Springfield MO

Many roofs are being replaced well before their potential life expectancy has been reached simply because they have not been properly maintained as the owners assume replacement is the only option when all they really need to be is professionally cleaned. As with any other asset, proper maintenance can extend the life well beyond the actual warranty period and for just a fraction of the cost of replacement. A 15, 20 or 30 year warranty doesn’t mean the owner should replace the roof when it reaches that age, any more than a car should be replaced just because the warranty period is over.

Replacement does not solve the problem for long either. In as few as 5 years and almost always by 7-8 years the algae invasion will be visible again, especially on the north and shady sides. By 8-10 years, the infestation will be apparent on at least 3 sides of the roof. At 12-15 years of age, the entire roof will be stained and streaked. It’s easy to tell the age of a roof by looking at the algae growth. Entire subdivisions will “turn” at once when the homes are all built at relatively the same time.

A dirty roof is just plain ugly!

 

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Partial roof cleaning

The attack on your roof happens rather quickly but many homeowners do not notice it on their own homes as it does occur over time. However, others will see it very plainly, especially if your house is on the market to sell! A prospective buyer will notice your ugly roof and begin calculating how much they would have to take off of your asking price to replace it. They may even decide to not even look at your home or make an offer as a result. The small investment in a proper cleaning could net many $1000’s of dollars in return.

 

We Can Help with a Professional Roof Cleaning

Shingle Brite provides a SOFT WASH Low-Pressure Roof Cleaning service that will remove those black streaks immediately and return your roof to its original color and beauty. Our roof cleaning process uses environmentally safe products that will not harm you or the environment while completely eradicating the algae, lichen, moss and fungus that is growing on your roof.  We do not use any high pressure for our roof cleaning. Instead we use a soft gentle approach that allows the roof cleaning products to restore your roof to its like-new condition.