Black staining is caused by the growth of algae and fungus spores that land on your roof. These spores need three things to grow: heat, moisture and some kind of nutrient. The nutrient comes from dirt and the shingle itself, primarily the limestone filler used in manufacturing the granules.
Both the ARMA (the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) and GAF (North America’s largest shingle maker) both recommend that shingles be cleaned with non-pressure, chemical methods, and any home inspector would agree. Here at America’s Choice we use this low pressure, chemical based system that allows us to clean roofs without damaging the shingles. Giving you the very best results.
If your gutters are clogged you need to act now and protect your home and business from the devastating effects of water damage that can and will happen when clogged gutters are not cleaned and do not drain properly. Let’s be honest, even if you have installed a Gutter Guard or gutter screen system, you still probably need gutter cleaning.
Most of the time the gutter protection screens and guards do not keep your gutters completely clear, smaller objects like silt and granules from your roof shingles constantly slip through your screen. This causes a heavy sludge that is going to clog your gutters and downspouts and potentially damage your home. Get your gutters cleaned at least twice a year, it’s preventative maintenance for your house.
Our house washing package includes cleaning those dirty gutter facings and downspouts. The black streaks you see on your aluminum gutters are a form of waste left by the material in your gutters. We use a special solution that will eliminate the bacteria and clean it at the same time leaving your gutters and downspouts looking brand new. Also if your gutters need fixing then we can fix them for you with no problems.