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Why Does My Roof Look So Dirty?

Have you ever wondered what’s causing those black streaks on your roof… and how to get rid of them?

Those ugly stains are caused by algae cells, officially known as Gloeocapsa Magma — and they can destroy your roof, unless you take protective action!

What is Gloeocapsa Magma?

Gloeocapsa Magma cells feed on the limestone used to manufacture asphalt shingles. When roof stains grow and spread, this is an indication that Gloeocapsa Magma cells are multiplying on your roof, feasting on the core limestone ingredients and destroying the integrity of your roof’s shingles. Left unattended, Gloeocapsa Magma cells can damage your roof to the point that you will need an expensive premature roof replacement.

What Can Be Done to Prevent or Stop the Damage?

Most homeowners have no idea that the damage being done by Gloeocapsa Magma cells can be stopped with a professional, safe, non-pressure, chemical-only roof cleaning by PAsoftwash.

Imagine spending several thousand dollars to replace your roof with brand new shingles because you thought that was the only way to restore your home’s appearance — only to discover afterwards that you could have restored your roof’s condition and appearance at a fraction of the cost with a professional roof cleaning! That just makes your pocketbook hurt, doesn’t it?

The good news is you can avoid the exorbitant and premature replacement costs that will result if you ignore your Gloeocapsa Magma roof infestation problem. Call PAsoftwash to request your free, no-obligation roof cleaning demonstration today. We will evaluate your roof’s condition and tell you honestly if roof cleaning is the right choice for your roof.

Our environmentally-safe roof cleaning chemicals and low-pressure cleaning process will completely eliminate those unsightly stains and remove all traces of algae and moss growth that are damaging your roof.

How Long Does Roof Cleaning Take?

In just one day, you can have a roof that looks brand new, and a home that you can be proud to call your own again.

If you are preparing to sell your home, an inexpensive roof cleaning can enhance your home’s curb appeal and help it sell faster!

Recommended by Top Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers

Some of the world’s top asphalt shingle manufacturers — Owens Corning and GAF — as well as the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association recommend a low-pressure chemical application using specific, approved detergents to restore shingle surfaces that are currently infested with roof algae. Many homeowners are surprised to learn that their shingles require cleaning maintenance. When was the last time your home’s roof was professionally cleaned?

At PAsoftwash, we only use the surfactants, systems, and methods recommended by these world-class manufacturers, to guarantee you a safe and damage-free roof restoration cleaning. We treat more than the symptoms of moss, mildew, and algae; we also treat the root causes of the Gloeocapsa Magma problem. Your roof is simply too important and too expensive to risk improper maintenance.

Our Guarantee

We are so confident in our professional softwash system that we guarantee results or the service is free!

Some roof cleaning contractors actually do more harm than good to your home with high pressure washers that can permanently damage your roof and lead to even more costly repair and maintenance costs. These roof cleaning contractors do nothing to address the underlying infestation of Gloeocapsa Magma cells that have taken root on your shingle surfaces. Within a short period of time, the problem may re-emerge, and within months, you’ll be back to square one, your investment completely lost.

At PAsoftwash, we don’t just treat the symptoms of moss, mildew, and algae — we address the root causes. Our safe and effective roof cleaning service will make your existing roof look like new again by completely eradicating the algae strain that feeds on your shingles, not to mention the general dirt, grime, grease and pollution that accumulates on the surface of your building’s roof.

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