Cities in Broward County: Andytown, Arlington Park, Barwal, Bay Harbor, Beverley Beach, Birch Ocean Front, Bonnie Loch, Boulevard Gardens, Breezeswept Park Estates, Brentwood Estates, Broadview, Broadview Park, Broward Estates, Broward Gardens, Broward Highlands, Browardale, Carver Heights, Carver Ranches, Carver Village, Chula Vista Isles, Coconut Creek, Coconut Creek Park, College Park, Collier Park, Cooper City, Coral Estates, Coral Heights, Coral Hills, Coral Manor, Coral Ridge Isles, Coral Springs, Coral Woods, Country Club Isles, Crystal Lake, Cypress Harbor, Cypress Isles Estates, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Driftwood Acres, East Gate Park, Eastway Park, Fair Gate, Fairlawn, Fern Crest Village, Flamingo Village, Floresta Estates, Fort Lauderdale, Franklin Park, Garden Isles, Golden Isles, Golf Estates, Hacienda Village, Hallandale Beach, Hammondville, Harbor Beach, Harbor Heights, Harbor Village, High Ridge Estates, Hillsboro Beach, Hillsboro Pines, Hillsboro Ranches, Hollywood, Hollywood Beach Gardens, Hollywood Ridge Farms, Imperial Point, Jenada Isles, Jessie Willies, Kendall Green, Lake Forest, Lakeview, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderhill, Lazy Lake, Leisureville, Lighthouse Point, Little Harbor on the Hillsboro, Loch Lomond, Margate, Margate Estates, Melrose Park, Miami Gardens, Middle River, Middle River Manor, Middle River Vista, Miramar, North Andrews Gardens, North Bal Harbor, North Lauderdale, North Pompano Beach, Nurmi Isles, Oak Point, Oakland Park, Ocean Vue, Palm Aire, Park Haven, Parkland, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines, Pine Island Ridge, Plantation, Plantation Gardens, Plantation Isles, Plantation Park, Playland Estates, Playland Isles, Playland Village, Pompano Beach, Pompano Beach Highlands, Pompano Estates, Pompano Isles, Pompano Park, Port Everglades, Port Everglades Junction, Port Laudania, Ravenswood Estates, Rio Vista Isles, , Riverland, Rock Island, Rock Island Village, Ro-Len Lake Gardens, Rolling Oaks, Roosevelt Gardens, Royal Palm Isles, Royal Palm Ranches, Royal Palms Park, Sabal Palms Estates, Saint George, Sanders Park, Santa Barbara Shores, Sea Ranch Lakes, Shorewood, Silver Shores, Soroka Shores, Southwest Ranches, Sun Swept Isles, Sunrise, Sunrise Heights, Sunrise Key, Sunshine Acres, Sunshine Park, Sunshine Ranches, Tamarac, Tedder, Terra Mar, The Cove, Twin Lakes, Utopia, Village Park, Washington Park, West Deerfield Beach, West Dixie Bend, West Hollywood, West Park, Westgate Lake Manor, Weston, Wilton Manors, Woodsetter North
Cities in Miami Dade County: Aladdin City, Alameda, Allapattah, Andover, Andover Golf Estates, Andover Lakes Estates, Atlantic Heights, Aventura, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Bay Heights, Bayshore, Biscayne Gardens, Biscayne Park, Brickell Hammock, Brownsville, Buena Vista, Bunche Park, Carol City, Coconut Grove, Coopertown, Coral Gables, Coral Terrace, Coral Way Village, Country Club, Country Walk, Cutler, Cutler Bay, Cutler Ridge, Deering Bay, Doral, East Perrine, Eastern Shores, Edison Center, El Portal, Fisher Island, Flagami, Florida City, Fortymile Bend, Fountainebleau, Franjo, Frog City, Gables by the Sea, Gables Estates, Gladeview, Glenvar Heights, Glenwood Heights, Golden Beach, Golden Glades, Goulds, Green-Mar Acres, Hawley Heights, Hialeah, Hialeah Estates, Hialeah Gardens, Highland Lakes, Homestead, , Howard, Indian Creek Village, Inlikita, Islandia, Isle of Normandy, Ives Estates, Kendale Lakes, Kendall, Key Biscayne, Keystone Islands, Kings Bay, Lake Lucerne, Lakes by the Bay, Leisure City, Lemon City, Liberty Square, Lindgren, Lindgren Acres, Little River, Ludlam, Mart Law Seminole Village, Medley, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, Mitchell Lake Estates, Modello, Naranja, Norland, Normandy Shores, North Bay Village, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Ocean View Heights, Ojus, Olympia Heights,Opa-locka, Palm Springs Estates, Palmetto Bay, Palmetto Estates, Pennsuco, Perrine, Peters, Pinecrest, , Pinewood, Pinewood Park, Princeton, Redland, Richmond Heights, Rockdale, Saga Bay, San Souci Estates, Scott Lake, Shenandoah, Silver Bluff Estates, Silver Palm, South Allapattah, South Bay Estates, South Miami, South Miami Heights, Sunny Isles Beach, Sunrise Harbor, Sunset, Sunset Corners, Sun-Tan Village, Surfside, Sweetwater, , Tamiami, The Crossings,The Hammocks, The Pines, Three Lakes, Town Park Estates, University Park, Vanderbilt Park, Virginia Gardens, West Little River, West Miami,
West Perrine, Westchester, Westview, Westwood Lake
Mold, Algae, BACTERIA, FUNGUS !!
That's right, those blackened areas and streaks that you see on your roof making it look "dirty" are actually
Mold, Algae, Bacteria and Fungusthat are feeding, growing, and spreading on your roof..!!
In addition to making roofs look unsightly, the mold, algae, bacteria and fungus can damage your roof and reduce its warrenteed lifetime. This premature degradation of your roof can end up costing thousands of dollars over time.
Lastly, the algae and bacteria on your roof can become airborne and spread – not just to other roofs but also into the air that we breathe. Airborne contaminants have the potential to cause discomfort and health issues for people with asthma and allergies.
There is no easier way to improve and maintain the health, attractiveness and value of your property than by keeping your roof properly cleaned.
Most roof stains are caused by the growth of algae (which can harbor a number of molds), lichen colonies (fungus) or moss that feed on the organic material frequently found in the mineral-based granules that make up roofing shingles, mainly limestone. This organic matter is the food source for these roof staining organisms. These organisms are literally eating your roof. The portions of a roof that receive the least amount of sunlight are more likely to have algae, lichen colonies, or moss growth. This explains why some homes may have roof stains only on one side of the roof, typically the northern and/or western exposure or in heavily shaded areas.
Algae is a living organism that thrives on dust, pollen, and the organic materials that make up the roof. Dampness triggers its growth. Stains are usually more prominent on northern and western exposures and in heavily shaded areas. Algae grows on, under, and behind the tiny granules that cover the shingles and can harbor a number of molds. This results in unsightly stains and streaks on the roof. Roofs with algae stains absorb heat rather than refect it, resulting in a super-heated attic and higher home cooling costs as well as reducing the natural life span of the shingles.
Thick moss growth with its shallow root system keeps the roofing materials damp for extended periods of time. This moisture promotes wood rot and causes erosion of the shingles. Moss typically starts to grow at the top of the vertical slots between the shingles. These areas of asphalt shingles are the last place water evaporates from a roof. Moss, like lichen colonies, is quite damaging to shingles and some of the granules underneath the moss be already be gone.
Lichens are a fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grow symbiotically with algae, resulting in a composite organism that characteristically forms a crust-like or branching growth on shingle granules. Lichens put out root-like tentacles that penetrate deep into the shingle’s organic, oil base for nourishment, eventually ruining them by creating dark spots, or pock marks where they grow.