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Roof Washing, Is It Necessary?

Roof washing is an essential part of home maintenance. Over time, your roof can accumulate dirt, debris, and other types of buildup that can cause damage and reduce its lifespan. By keeping your roof clean, you can prevent these issues and save money in the long run.

While some homeowners may choose to clean their roofs themselves, it's generally recommended to hire the professionals. We at River City Restoration, have the experience and equipment needed to safely and effectively clean your roof without causing damage. We can also identify any issues with your roof that may need to be addressed, such as damaged shingles or other types of wear and tear.

Algae commonly causes streaking & staining on roofs. The dark color that appears as a black stain is caused by a specific type of algae called gloeocapsa magma. This growth is a type of bacteria that forms when algae spores group together.

Algae damages roofs that use shingles. This is because they slowly feed off the asphalt's limestone. This weakens the roof's structural integrity, which may cause some shingles to detach. Damage from algae may also weaken your roof's ability to reflect sunlight, causing more heat to radiate throughout your home.


Overall, roof washing is an important part of home maintenance that can help you protect your investment and prolong the life of your roof.

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