Havertown, PA, March 22, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Roof Cleaning Plus, Inc. announced the changes in roof shingle composition is creating epidemic proportions of mold and mildew growth on relatively new roofs. Justin Leader explained that “The black streaks and moss are caused by a mold called gloeocapsa magma that thrives with just a bit of food and water.” He went on to explain that the limestone in your roof provides the "food source" and the morning dew and rain on northwestern and western sections provide the water it needs to take root and survive. Justin has been meeting with local realtors over the last year to educate them in the causes and the corrective course of action.
Shingles are prone to serious attack by algae, moss and black stains because shingle formulas have changed to include extenders like limestone, cellulose and various wood products. In addition manufactures have reduced the amount of cooper and are using less and less petroleum and felt ingredients. The unexpected result is an increase in destructive algae infestation (black or green shingle stains) on millions of homes all across America. The stains also attack wood shakes and clay tile roof material. Shingle manufacturers did not intentionally create this side effect.
Nonetheless, homeowners are dealing with these issues as aggressive roofing companies are replacing roofs to get rid of the problem only for it to return in a few years time. Effective and responsible cleaning provides a solution that is more affordable and prevents the useless dumping in our landfills.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA Roof Cleaning Plus, Inc. has been in business since 2005 and is considered one of the area’s leading experts in roof cleaning services. They maintain contractor registrations in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey (#052119, #270865118 respectively).