There’s no such thing as pretty roof algae. Gloeocapsa magma, also known as blue-green algae, has spread throughout more than 80% of the U.S., leaving dark black stains wherever it grows, and making millions of perfectly good roofs — and the homes they protect — look old before their time. Gloeocapsa magma is blue-green in color, but surrounds itself with a dark brownish-black shell to protect against the sun’s rays. The dark shell causes the telltale streaking on the roof.
Wood, vinyl, brick, & aluminum can all be discolored by algae. We can safely remove this and return your home to a near original condition. Many times cleaning can eliminate the need to repaint. If, however, repainting is necessary, it is important to remove all contaminants from the surface prior to painting.
High pressure cleaning by itself can easily damage the woods surface. Using the “softwash” method first to kill the algae and then using higher pressure to rinse it all off is a far more effective way to clean wood or composite decks and steps. The results also last much longer.
Swimming pool patios provide an ideal environment for the growth of algae, mold, and mildew. This is not only unsightly but can also be a safety hazard due to slipping and falling. Algae removal is necessary prior to sealing any patio.
Whether the fence is wood, vinyl, brick, or rock there are often areas of growth and infestation of algae. All of these surfaces can be cleaned and returned to a near original condition or at least to an acceptable condition. If the wood fencing is old, it will clean up, but it will not be restored to a “new” condition.
EFIS (Dryvit) CLEANING
This man-made stucco look is great, except that it is an ideal porous place for algae to grow. If the algae growth is allowed to continue the EFIS can eventually be compromised to the point that it is impossible to remove the dark ugly stain. For that reason, as soon as the stain is noticed, please contact us for a free demonstration that will show what results are possible.