Roof Cleaning - Black Mold Removal

posted Nov 30, 2010, 1:40 PM by Domain Admin   [ updated Apr 14, 2011, 8:55 AM ] to Mark Sprouse, Charlotte Roof Cleaning, 'the black mold is actually called Gleocapsa Magma and is a form of bacteria growing on several homeowners' roofs... this bacteria or mold feeds on the limestone granules that are embedded in the asphalt shingle for UV protection.  If left untreated the mold will dislodge these protective granules leaving the shingle exposed to the elements, increasing the likelihood of early roof failure. 

The mold on one's roof is an eyesore to the community; however roof cleaning is simply a measure of preventive maintenance that will save them from having to replace their roof sooner than expected.  

Roof Cleaning is somewhat of unknown necessity in Charlotte. A major aspect of managing a roof cleaning business is educating homeowners regarding the proper removal of the stains on their roof.  At Charlotte Roof Cleaning the additives we use in our cleaning solution are approved by the ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association).  We also use a non-pressure application process as opposed to a pressure washer.  Using high pressure to clean an asphalt roof will dislodge the protective granules embedded in the shingles causing early deterioration of the shingle and void the manufactures warranty on the shingle. 

Charlotte Roof Cleaning is licensed, insured, a member of the RCIA (Roof Cleaning Institute of America) and has the proper permit to dispose of the wastewater runoff captured during the roof cleaning process. 

I have attached additional information regarding roof cleaning and the source of the stains found on roofs.  If you have any questions or need my services in any way please give me a call.'

Sincerely Yours,

Mark Sprouse

Charlotte Roof Cleaning

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Nov 30, 2010, 1:52 PM
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Nov 30, 2010, 1:52 PM
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Nov 30, 2010, 1:52 PM