Walk outside and look up at your roof. Can you see dark patches and black streaks running down your roof? Are there visible branches, leaves, or pine straw in piles on your shingles or tile? If so, your roof is in need of professional treatment by the technicians at Bay-Way Power Wash.
A dirty roof makes a terrible impression on your neighbors and visitors but, more importantly, dirt and debris can cause structural issues that are expensive to repair. Black patches and streaks are actually black algae, Gloecapsa Magma, microorganisms, roof invaders that love to feed on the calcium carbonate contained in asphalt shingles. These pests damage and prematurely age the life of your roof. Our humid moist climate is a breeding ground for these pests. You may be dismayed to notice that the shaded areas and the north side of your home have more black and green algae than the south side. This is due to the lack of sunlight. Many roofing materials provide an environment that allows these bacteria to multiply. The roof can be severely damaged and the situation can become so bad that you may have water leaks and structural damage which would require a new roof in as little as 10 or 15 years. Your “Shingle Warranty” will not cover this !!! In reality, a good Soft Wash prior to shingle damage may restore it for as little as $300 - $600 versus the thousands of dollars a replacement roof will cost. Plus, we offer a two-year service warranty for our roof washing service.
Branches and other debris are also a danger to your home. They can cause water to pool on your roof. Over time, this water will find its way between your shingles and enter your home, causing damage to your sheetrock ceiling, walls, and flooring.
If you are like many people, you know that you need to clean out your gutters regularly, but you may not have the equipment, physical ability, or time to do so. Blocked gutters also cause water to pool on your roof, damaging shingles. In addition, they can cause water to spill over the gutter edges and penetrate the ground near your foundation, leading to serious settling and cracking issues.
If your roof has black and/or green patches or simply is covered with tree and plant debris, contact us for an estimate on a quality Soft Wash. A clean roof will last longer and provide better protection for your home. In the end, you will have peace of mind that you have taken a pro-active approach and necessary steps to preserve the value of your home and saved thousands of dollars in the process. Congratulations !!!