Every year, more homes in Chappaqua are infested with an algae-like bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma.
This infestation shows up as black streaks on your roof shingles and can lead to costly roof repairs if left untreated. Fortunately, there are something homeowners can do to protect their roof shingles and remove the dirt and dark roof streak, it is called soft roof washing also referred to as a roof shampoo.
Westchester Power Washing is expert in residential roof cleaning. In fact, since 1990, Peter Salotto owner of Westchester Power Washing has washed more than 18,000 homes in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess County. In addition to roof cleaning, Westchester Power Washing is also expert in washing homes, siding, patios, decks, outdoor furniture, walkways, and driveways.
Even though it is an odd word, you have definitely seen Gloeoapsa magma either on your own roof or your neighbors. This bacteria uses roof shingles as a breeding ground. As it spreads, Gloeocapsa magma eats away at the limestone filler in your shingles, causing damage and the dark streaking you see. Due to moisture accumulating, the black streaks usually first appear on the north side of your roof. Afterward, the algae spread rapidly if not promptly and properly washed away.
The best way to get your roof washed is to call a professional like Westchester Power Washing. Westchester Power Washing will give your roof a roof treatment with eco-friendly cleaning solutions. The technique is to soft wash your roof. This roof cleaning service utilizes a soft wash method using specially formulated algaecides to safely eradicate the infestation at its source.
Residential Pressure Washing since 1990
Peter Salotto, a retired police officer, began pressure cleaning homes in 1990. In addition to pressure washing homes, Peter served the community as a police officer. On his off-duty hours, Peter washed roofs, siding, decks, patios, driveways, and siding throughout Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess County.
Peter Salotto and Westchester Power Washing provide free estimates for the roof, siding, deck, patio, driveways, and walkways pressure cleaning by calling or texting 914-490-8138.
Algae thrive in moist conditions like that found in New York. This algae grows your shingles and feeds on the organic material found inside them. As the algae eat away at the limestone filler, it leaves behind black streaking. Insurance companies sometimes see these black streaks and consider the roof unkempt and in need of repair. In fact, insurance companies have canceled homeowner policies when the roof simply needed cleaning and not costly repairs.
Peter has invested more than 30 years washing roofs. He knows the long-term damage algae causes to your roof and can affect your health as well. Furthermore, eating the limestone on the shingles compromises the integrity of your roof, shortening its lifespan and its effectiveness. Since the roof is darker as a result of the black streaks, it is also less reflective.
This makes the home hotter inside and more energy is required to cool it. Worse yet, the ugly algae stains lower your home’s curb appeal and perceived value of a home. If you are refinancing or selling your home, it is best to get your roof and home pressure washed first.
Soft Roof Washing and why it works
Peter and Westchester Power Washing has the perfect solution for protecting your home and roof. Our soft wash roof treatment professionally and safely removes Gloeocapsa Magma from your roof and home. Soft roof washing is done by using extremely low-pressure water combined with our cleaning solution to remove the roof streaks on contact as well as moss and lichens. Once the solution saturates the algae, moss, and lichens, they begin to discolor, break down, and will fall off over time as the roots naturally release themselves from the shingles.
Westchester Power Washing Washes & Protects Your Home From Roof to Walkways
As you probably know, these moss, mold, and lichen infestations also affect other areas of your home. Your house, siding, deck, patio, stairs, walls, fencing, outdoor furniture, walkways, and driveways.
Westchester Power Washing cleans siding, wood, composite, tiles, stones, bricks, concrete, and all of your home’s outdoor surfaces.
When you want your home and roof washed properly, professionally, and dare we say almost perfectly, Westchester Power Washing is the one to text or call at 914-490-8138.
With more than 30 years in the pressure cleaning and soft roof washing business and more than 18,000 happy customers, Westchester Power Washing is one of the few companies that has the experience to deliver the best results for your home’s exterior. If you have questions, want a free estimate, or book an appointment, contact Peter Salotto directly at 914-490-8138.
And yes, Westchester Power Washing is properly insured with Worker’s Compensation and Liability insurance, which most pressure washing companies do not have. This places you, the homeowner, at risk.