Nothing deteriorates faster on your home in our Southwest Missouri climate than the appearance of the roof on your home or business. Whether you have an asphalt shingle, metal or tile roof you will eventually get those ugly black streaks that can eventually take over your entire roof. It is usually 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) and they are thriving on the shingles of your roof. The dark color also robs 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 lots of shade will even get moss and lichen growth which will lead to damage and deterioration.
Many roofs are being replaced well before their potential life expectancy has been reached simply because they have not been properly maintained and homeowners assume they need to be replaced 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. Just because a shingle has a 15 or 30 year warranty doesn’t mean it should be replaced when it reaches that age, any more than you should replace your car just because the warranty period is over.
A dirty roof is just plain ugly!
The attack on your roof happens rather quickly once it has begun, but many homeowners do not notice 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. This could cost them a chance to buy the home of their dreams and you a chance to sell when most of the time a simple roof cleaning is all that is needed. The small investment in a proper cleaning could net you many $1000’s of dollars.
We Can Help
Shingle Brite provides a SOFT WASH Non-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. Due to the investment in state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to clean your roof without ever having to step foot on it, eliminating any possible damage to your roof by unnecessary foot traffic and reducing our liability insurance to help provide a very affordable price for you. 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.