PRESS RELEASE CENTER
Contact: Chris Ewing
Phone: 973-599-0811 Cell: 973-202-1569
WHAT IS CAUSING THOSE UGLY ROOF STAINS?
A new business in town has the answer and the solution.
For anybody who has been wondering what is causing those dark streaks and
stains appearing on many area roofs, the answer is algae. Algae is spread from
home to home via airborne spores. When the spores land on shingles that are
moist, they begin to feed on the organic material in the shingles. It is common
for algae infestations to begin on the Northern and/or Western exposures of
the roof, or in heavily shaded areas. Often, these are the areas of the roof that
are the most seriously affected by the algae. However, if left untreated, algae
can cover the entire roof of a home. The most common algae seen on roofs
today is the Gloeocapsa magma. There has been an enormous growth of this
type of algae on roofs in the past 15 years or so. Prior to that time, roof shingles
simply didn’t supply an adequate food source for the algae. These days,
however, shingles contain large amounts organic material, such as limestone,
which is the primary food source that allows algae to thrive on modern-day
Most quality roofs have a life cycle of 25 to 30 years or more. However, when
algae stains discolor a roof with those characteristic dark brown and black
streaky stains, often the roof is much younger than that. It doesn't make good
fiscal sense to replace roofs every 7 to 15 years just because they are dirty.
According to Chris Ewing from Jersey Roof Cleaners, “Nor should homeowners
just have to grin and bear it for years until it's time to re-roof. This annoying
and unsightly problem of roof algae is easily solved with the Roof Shampoo™
roof washing system. For a fraction of roof replacement costs, Jersey Roof
Cleaners can remove those ugly roof stains and keep them off for years to
come with each annual preventative treatment. The Roof Shampoo™ roof
cleaning process can vastly improve a home’s curb appeal.” In fact, the look of
entire communities has been greatly improved by Roof Shampoo™ dealers who
cleaned large numbers of roofs within those communities.
The Roof Shampoo™ process includes the use of specially calibrated, state-of-
the-art roof cleaning equipment, the uniquely engineered, environmentally
safe, Roof Shampoo™ product, and specific roof cleaning techniques. Jersey
Roof Cleaners roof cleaning technician sprays the Roof Shampoo™ product on
the affected shingles to remove the algae and its resulting stains from a roof.
The product causes the algae roots to release. The technician then uses the
roof cleaning equipment which is specially calibrated at a low, gentle pressure
to wash away all the algae that has been loosened by the product. Damaging
high pressure is never used. The result is a roof that’s free of algae stains,
without any harm to vegetation or surfaces around the home.
Jersey Roof Cleaners provides professional roof cleaning services to
residential, commercial, government, and community association customers.
New Jersey Roof Cleaning Service Area:
Mercer County NJ
East Windsor,Township of Ewing,Hamilton Township,Borough of Hightstown,Hopewell
Borough,Hopewell Township,Lawrence Township,Pennington,Princeton Borough,Princeton
Township,Township of Robbinsville,Trenton,West Windsor township.
Somerset County NJ
Corner,Manville,Martinsville,Millstone,Milltown,Mine Brook,Mount Bethal,Mount Horeb,Neshanic
Morris County NJ
Boonton,Brookside,Budd Lake,Butler,Cedar Knolls,Chatham,Chester,Denville,Dover,East
Hanover,Flanders,Florham Park,Green Pond,Green Village,Hibernia,Kinnelon,Lake
Hiawatha,Landing,Lincoln Park,Long Valley,Mine Hill,Monroe,Morris Plains,Morristown,Mount
Arlington,Mount Hope,Mount Olive,Mountain Lakes,New Vernon,Parsippany,Pine
Middlesex County NJ
Franklin Park,Avenel,Milltown,New Brunswick,Carteret,Colonia,Cranbury,Dayton,Dunnelon,East
Brunswick,Spotswood,Edison,Highland Park,Hopelawn,Iselin,Kendall Park,Metuchen,North
Edison,Perth Amboy,Piscataway,Plainsboro,Port Reading,Sayreville,South Brunswick,South
"If the stains stay you don't pay!"