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Roof algae, commonly known as Gloeocapsa The black stains are also very likely to harbor a number of molds or fungi. Unlike algae, the fungi on our roofs lacks chlorophyll and are unable to manufacture food from raw materials. The algae must get nutrition from some form of organic matter. To thrive, they also require a warm, humid environment. Fungi normally begin their life cycle as an airborne spore that settles on roofs.

The spores on the northern exposure of the roof stand a better chance of survival because that portion of the roof is the last part to dry after a rain or morning dew. This raises the humidity on the surface of the shingle, thus creating a perfect feeding and breeding ground. The tar used in roofing is fossilized, dead organic matter and an important food source for fungi. Asphalt, at the granule base, is normally consumed first. Once these granules dislodge, accelerated deterioration of the roof itself will occur.

Ceramic granules represent the outer hard shell that protects against hail and other falling debris. Ceramic granules protect against damaging UV radiation and insulate the roof against extreme heat. So you can understand that their dislodgement by the growing fungal colonies can be detrimental to our roofs’ longevity. Surprisingly, the blue-green algae are also food for the fungi. If the area of growth is left untreated the stains will spread causing more of an issue. Over time this bacteria will cause the material to possibly decay and result in premature failure.


Why should I be concerned if my roof has Ugly Stains?

  1. Roof stains diminish the value and beauty of your home:
    Roof staining is unsightly, embarrassing, and can diminish the overall beauty and value of your home. Nearly 50% of the total view of your house is the roof! Even an attractive and well cared for property, can’t conceal this eyesore. If you have an ugly roof, it shows!

  2. Roof stains are costing you money on your gas and electric bill:
    Studies prove that the darkening effect caused by roof stains, trap excessive heat under the roof, in some cases as much as 25 degrees. This unwanted heat shortens shingle life, increases air conditioning bills, and adds to personal discomfort.

  3. A dirty roof could stop you from selling your home:
    Do you plan on selling your home? A functional, yet badly stained roof will raise doubts with potential homebuyers, real-estate agents and home inspectors. Far too many roofs are replaced just because they look bad. Simply put, a stained and darkened roof is assumed to be worn out. Cleaning your roof before you list your home could save you thousands of dollars!

  4. Helps your roof function properly:
    Your roof is a huge collector of dust, dirt, smog and other air pollutants. You may have noticed this black material on lawn furniture, decks, siding and awnings. This grime must be removed if your roof is to look its best, and function properly!

  5. Roof cleaning is a fast and affordable project with dramatic results:
    There are very few low cost home improvement projects that can offer dramatic benefits quickly. Roof cleaning is one of them. When done properly, the results are amazing!

Our South Shore Roof Cleaning Provides the Following Services

  • Epoxy Floor Painting
  • Concrete Epoxy Painting
  • Garage Floor Covering
  • Garage Floor Coating
  • Roof Cleaning
  • Garage Roof Cleaning
  • Roof Cleaning
  • Epoxy Floor Covering
  • Epoxy Floor Coating
  • Concrete Epoxy Staining

We Provide Roof Cleaning in the Following Towns in Massachusetts

Duxbury, MA | Hingham, MA | Cohasset, MA | Marshfield, MA | Plymouth, MA | Kingston, MA | Scituate, MA | Norwell, MA | Hanover, MA | Pembroke, MA | Weston, MA | Needham, MA

What South Shore Roof Cleaning Customers Are Saying About Us

"We have hired the Masse Group on two separate occasions for an outside painting job and an inside painting job. The work was impeccable and we could not be happier with the results. I would recommend them to anyone thinking of painting their home or business."

- Bob A. | Marshfield, MARead More


"Masse Group is a trustworthy must have company in your home improvement contacts. Professional, helpful, top-notch. Dan is a leader in his industry in paint colors, consulting and material knowledge. His team was very curtious and work very thorough while working throughout our home. Looking forward to more paint work being done in or outside our home."

- Bill R. | Milton, MARead More

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