What’s That Stuff On My Roof?

DeerfieldContrary to popular opinion, that “stuff” on your roof is usually not dirt or grime. It’s actually a species of algae called Gloeocapsa Magma. That’s right, there’s something growing on and feeding off of your roof, and the humid and warm conditions in Cincinnati only help to accelerate it.

It might be hard to believe, but the outbreak on your shingles began when algae spores, floating through the air, landed on your roof and took hold. They then began to multiply and feed off of the limestone filler in your shingles, and eventually became visible to you, though you may have noticed only a small patch at first. No doubt you’ve now seen that the situation is getting worse, and it will continue to spread across your roof unabated unless you have it professionally cleaned.

Keep in mind, however, that not all roof cleaning companies are the same. Some, like us, have taken the time to learn and perfect the no-pressure roof cleaning system that is recommended by ARMA (the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association). Others, however, armed with little more than a power washer and a rusty pickup, will think nothing of blasting your roof with high-pressure. Of course, we probably don’t have to tell you what 3000 psi can do to a shingle.

Over The Top specializes in NO-PRESSURE roof cleaning for the Greater Cincinnati area, and we can assure you that our methods are not only the safest, but also the most effective for restoring the beauty of your roof.