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Black Streaking on Asphalt Roofs

August 8, 2016

We’ve all seen it. The unsightly black stains and dark streaking on asphalt roofs. Nothing is more frustrating that seeing your new roof develop these stains and streaks within only a short time of being installed. These stains take away from the appeal and appearance of your home and can affect resale value. What exactly… ( read more )

Why is there mold on my roof?

May 12, 2014

Why Is There Mold On My Roof? Truth is, the mold on your roof is actually not mold.  It’s an algae-like bacteria.  Its science name is gloeocapsa magma. Gloeocapsa magma is a cyanobacteria which feeds on limestone.  Modern asphalt shingles contain limestone as a filler. The gloeocapsa magma feeds on the limestone and moisture in… ( read more )