Dirty Roof? Black Streaks?
If you’re thinking about replacing the roof on your Maryland home or business because of the streaks, then think again.
Chesapeake Hydro-Wash provides a Safe Non Pressure Roof Cleaning solution that will restore your roof to its original appearance. Our non pressure roof cleaning is a Soft-Wash process that utilizes a solution of algaecides and surfactants to safely eliminate the black stains. The process provides same day results, adding instant curb appeal and value to your property.
What’s Eating Your Maryland Roof?
Pollution, tree sap and jet exhaust are the first things people think of when they see staining on their roof. Many Maryland residents are surprised to find that virtually all roof staining and discoloration is organic matter in various stages of growth and decay. Algae, mold, mildew, lichen, and moss are the main culprits.
The black roof stains / streaks you see are actually algae called Gloeocapsa Magma. This algae spreads itself by unseen microscopic spores, just like a dandelion weed. Its spores are airborne and lie dormant until they land on a hospitable environment with moisture and an adequate food source…and guess what that food source is? Your roof. Shingles made today contain massive amounts of food that algae love to eat – that food being limestone. Yes, the algae and fungus are actually eating your roof shingles. In most cases the algae will take root on the north or west facing roof surface or any area of the roof that is subject to limited sunlight. This lack of sunlight allows the shingled roof surface to remain wet longer, providing a perfect environment for the algae to grow.
This eventually leads to extensive shingle damage and the need for early roof replacement, costing you not hundreds but thousands of dollars. Don’t worry, We have the solution!!!
We provide a NON PRESSURE chemical application that removes the roof damaging algae, safely and effectively. Our Soft-Wash Roof Cleaning process follows the guidelines set by the Asphalt Roof Manufacturers Association, and is the same method taught by leading Exterior Cleaning Organizations.
All our complete Maryland Roof Cleanings come with our exclusive 5 Year Streak Free Warranty. We also offer a maintenance program to keep your roof looking new for the remainder of its life.