Mold Removal Massachusetts Black Stains on Roof

The Importance of Having a Clean Roof

Roof cleaning is about more than just having a nice-looking house. It's also about attending to the overall health of your roof and home.

The black streaks that you're seeing on your roof consist of Gloeocapsa Magma, which is a hardy type of blue-green algae that, if left to its own devices, will eventually start to compromise the integrity of your shingles. Usually the process begins when an algae spore lands on and attaches to your roof. How To Clean Black Stains Off Your Roof It then begins to consume the limestone filler in your shingles' granules. The limestone acts as a food source for the algae and allows it to grow and eventually cover larger and larger portions of your roof's surface.

So as the algae grows across your roof it is literally eating the shingles! If the growth goes unchecked it will eventually cause loss of roof granules, which are vital to the reflective properties of your roof. When these granules are lost it leads to greater heat build-up which leads to higher energy costs for you, especially on those hot summer days when the AC is blasting!

How A Clean Roof Can Save You Money

Deterioration of your shingles could very well shave years off the life of your roof, and with new roofs running between $5,000 and $15,000 these days for average homes, why wouldn't you do everything in your power to max out its life span? Take our advice to have your roof cleaned as needed and you'll not only enjoy a nicer-looking home but you'll be protecting probably your biggest investment: your home!

With the housing market in one of its worst slumps in decades, many homeowners that are trying to sell are brainstorming creative ways to differentiate their home from the rest. Some have the interior Roof Cleaners South Shorepainted, some work on the landscaping, while others will actually go so far as to throw in gifts like electronics and furniture. But very rarely does it occur to these folks that their filthy, algae-covered roof is probably keeping the buyers away!

...Imagine a potential buyer pulling into the driveway of an otherwise beautiful home, but the roof is covered in some kind of mystery "black stuff". They're going to think to themselves that the roof is old and may even need replacing (although it just needs a cleaning). They'll be adding up the cost of a new roof before they've even stepped foot in the house! How's that for lousy curb appeal!

Sellers can't afford to be this careless with how the exterior of their home looks. That bad "first impression" that the potential buyer has will often times trump any upgrades or features that are inside the house.

Roof stains and/or moss could also catch the attention of a home inspector who might decide to make negative comments about it to his clients, who in turn might offer less Roof Mold Removalthan they would otherwise. The answer, of course, is to clean your roof before it goes on the market with quality roof cleaning services provided by First Class Painting and Roof Cleaning

That $400.00 - $800.00 that you spend on a roof cleaning could garner you an extra $5,000 to $10,000 or more when it comes time to sell as a result of perceived greater value, and it doesn't take a financial genius to see that that's quite a return on your investment.


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First Class Painting and Roof Cleaning services both residential and commercial clients for painting and roof cleaning in Southeastern Massachusetts. We partner with clients from Boston to Cape Cod, including, but not limited to: Cohasset, Duxbury, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Plymouth, Quincy, Scituate, Weymouth, Milton, Braintree, Norwell, Hanover, Rockland, and Pembroke.
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