One of the great things about living here in Newcastle is getting to see all four seasons. As unique and gorgeous as each season is, they come with some natural features that aren’t beneficial for our roofs – (but can be resolved easily by a Newcastle roof cleaning company!). Leaves and fallen branches pile up, giving opportunity for algae, moss, lichens, and mildew growth – especially when the rain comes, bringing moisture which promotes this growth.
If the roof is neglected, the growth will spread across the roof. One of the most common things seen on dirty roofs are massive black stains caused by black mold – aka Gloeocapsa Magma. This is a type of algae that is transported through the air. When it lands on surfaces, like your roof, it digs its roots and starts multiplying. This can cause major, irreversible damage. Not only can neglect cause unattractive black stains or mats of moss that is inches tall, it can also lift up and displace entire shingles! As a much cheaper alternative, it’s better to take preventive measures with routine roof cleaning rather than wait for complete roof damage and have to spend thousands of dollars to replace.
The best way to get your roof cleaned and properly get rid of any growth on your roof is to hire a professional roof cleaning company to take care of this mess for you. Professional companies have worked with thousands of clients and thousands of roofs, giving them the upper hand of knowing how to deal with just about any type of dirty roof. They also have the right equipment and solution to get the job done right.