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Algae are plants or plantlike organisms that that trap light from the sun and thrives in our warm and humid Kentucky weather. This algae growth causes a dark discoloration on your roof and is brownish black in color, which results in a streaked and dirty looking roof. Although algae does no damage to your roof, it’s mostly an aesthetic nuisance; however, over a period of time the moisture retained in the algae can prematurely age and damage your asphalt/shingles. Algae travels through the air and the growth starts out as a spore that lands on your roof, seeds itself, germinates, and then blooms. As it blooms, it spews off more spores and the process goes on and on. The good news is that algae growth can be removed with our soft wash process which can save the life and the premature aging of your roof. Upward Prowash offers algae roof cleaning removal. Call or TEXT today for an estimate!
Moss is dark green in color, is thicker than algae, holds more water, and also grips into the surface of your asphalt/shingles. It is a very unsightly topical growth which also collects dirt, debris, and other growths that land on your roof that can also take root. As moss grows, it layers on and between the shingles, then proceeds to lift those shingles up as it grows, forcing them apart and allowing water to seep underneath, which could cause leaks to occur. If left untreated and neglected, it is very possible that your asphalt roof will need to be replaced prematurely, thus drastically shortening your roofs lifespan as the result of moss damage. Fortunately, for you the homeowner, removing moss is a fairly simple task when done properly, it will keep your roof weather-tight and looking great. Upward Prowash offers moss roof cleaning as part of our Central Kentucky roof cleaning services process.
Lichen is a combination of algae and fungus and is usually light green to mint green in color. It is most commonly found on tree trunks, has a very strong root system and when transferred to your roof, it feeds on the limestone found in the asphalt/shingles. As the growth feeds on the limestone, it will cause severe damage to your roof by loosening up the aggregate to your asphalt/shingle. This can lead to your asphalt/shingles to become weak and break and fall off, thus leaving you with premature loss of life to your asphalt/shingle roof. We recommend trimming overhanging tree branches to reduce the shade that might be keeping the surface of the roof damp enough to support the growth. The good news is that lichen growth can be removed with our soft wash process which can save the life and the premature aging of your roof. Upward Prowash offers Lichen roof cleaning as part of our Central Kentucky roof cleaning services process.