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What are Those Black Streaks on My Roof? – Roof Cleaning Willowbrook, Illinois in DuPage County

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Do you wonder what those black streaks and stains on your roof are from? It’s not from age, tar, jet fuel, tree sap, acid rain or dirt. It’s caused by an algae called Gloeocapsa Magma. As the algae eats and multiplies, the colonies become more dense. The dense area of the algae colonies are evident by the black streaks and ugly stains which are a protective sheathing that the algae excrete.

This air born algae is more prevalent as you travel south in warmer and more humid climates. Over the years the algae has been spreading across the states. That is why it seems to be more and more noticeable here in the mid-west region. The effects of the algae are not only unsightly but very costly if not treated. If your roof is infected by algae or other organisms such as moss or lichen, have a certified roof cleaner (non-pressure spray system) inspect it as soon as possible.

Before roof cleaning Willowbrook, Illinois in DuPage County by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company

Before roof cleaning Willowbrook, Illinois in DuPage County by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company

After roof cleaning Willowbrook, Illinois in DuPage County by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company

After roof cleaning Willowbrook, Illinois in DuPage County by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company

 

 

Your Neighbors Notice your Dirty Roof

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Roof Cleaning Aurora, Illinois in DuPage County – You might not notice the dirty streaks and stains on your roof but your neighbors sure do! The neighbor that lives across the street from this house asked the homeowner when they were planning on replacing their roof? The roof was so heavily infested with algae, which causes the black stains, it looked like it was past due for a replacement. The homeowner called a roofing contractor for an estimate. Upon close examination, the honest roofing contractor explained that it did not need to be replaced but only cleaned. The homeowner then called a professional roof cleaning company that serves DuPage county Illinois. The roof was successfully cleaned, the homeowner saved thousands of dollars by avoiding a roof repair / replacement and the neighbors are relieved that the unsightly roof was properly addressed. If your roof is dirty and needs cleaning, be a good neighbor and have it cleaned.

 

Before roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Aurora, Illinois DuPage County

Before roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Aurora, Illinois DuPage County

After roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Aurora, Illinois DuPage County

After roof cleaner by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Aurora, Illinois DuPage County

Roof and Siding Cleaning in Naperville Illinois DuPage County

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Roof Cleaning Naperville, Illinois in DuPage County – It’s a shame to have a grand and beautiful home only to have its curb appeal diminished by a dirty ugly roof. Also the neighbors living in such a community are not very happy about the appearance of the house. What are the homeowners to do? Spend about $15,000 to replace the roof or just put it off as long as they can. There is another option that these homeowners chose. They decided to have their roof professionally cleaned by a certified roof cleaning company. The cost to clean a roof is surprisingly inexpensive. The typical cost of a roof cleaning is only about 3% of what it would cost to replace it. Now the curb appeal of this beautiful home has been restored, the owners are no longer embarrassed and the neighbors are pleased.

Before non power wash roof cleaning by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Naperville, Illinois DuPage County

Before non power wash roof cleaning by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Naperville, Illinois DuPage County

After non power wash roof cleaning by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Naperville, Illinois DuPage County

After non power wash roof cleaning by Advantage Roof Cleaning Company Naperville, Illinois DuPage County

Roof and Siding Cleaning in Hindsdale Illinois DuPage County

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Roof Cleaning Hindsdale, Illinois in DuPage County – This roof was heavily infested with moss. Moss is commonly identified as a green spongy organism. Roofs in shaded areas are most susceptible to moss. Moss is especially damaging to roof shingles as it grows roots and retains constant moisture on the shingles. This quickly diminishes the integrity of the shingles. Left untreated it will result in a shortened lifespan of the roof and thus a costly roof replacement. Fortunately for the owner’s of this house, we were able to effectively treat the moss with our safe roof cleaning process and avoid the high cost of replacing the roof. What’s growing on your roof?

Picture of non-pressure washing in Hindsdale DuPage County

Before Photo Siding Roof Cleaning DuPage County Hindsdale

Picture of non-pressure washing in Hindsdale DuPage County

During Photo Siding Roof Cleaning DuPage County Hindsdale

Picture of non-pressure washing in Hindsdale DuPage County

After Photo Siding Roof Cleaning DuPage County Hindsdale

Roof and Siding Cleaning in Addison Illinois DuPage County

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Roof cleaning in Addison, Illinois DuPage County – This roof was heavily infested with moss. Moss is a green spongy organism and is especially destructive to roofing shingles. It retains constant moisture on the shingles which shortens the life of the roof. It also grows roots which eventually dislodge the granules on the shingles. This degrades the integrity of the shingles. In short, moss if left untreated on a roof will end up being costly due to premature roof replacement. Shown in these photos is a patch of moss before treatment and immediately after treatment. The remaining remnants will wash away leaving the roof in a health state free of moss. These homeowners saves at lot of money and avoided the cost of replacing the roof. Avoid unnecessary roof costs by inspecting your roof annually for moss as well as algae which leaves black streaks and stains. If you think your roof is infested, call a reputable roof cleaner.

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Before Photo Siding Roof Cleaning DuPage County Addison

Picture of non-pressure washing in Addison DuPage County

After Photo Siding Roof Cleaning DuPage County Addison