Understanding and Removing Black Streaks from your Roof

What causes black streaks on roofs?

Many homeowners are dismayed to find dark streaks on their asphalt shingle roof, fearing that it may be dirt, mildew or mold growth. In reality, these stains are caused by a type of bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma. The growth of this bacteria on shingles is not harmful to humans, but can be unsightly, significantly reducing the curb appeal of your home, as well as destructive to your shingles.

Why is it important to remove black streaks from your roof?

Dark spots often appear on northern-facing or other shaded surfaces that are damp and conducive to bacteria growth. It is often spores carried by squirrels, birds or insects that spread quickly to form black streaks on shingles; left untreated, these streaks can cause further damage to your shingles, ultimately penetrating any structural supports underneath.

How to safely and effectively remove black streaks from your roof?

Many DIY products that claim to remove these stains from your roof often contain bleach or similar harsh chemicals that can harm the environment and actual shingles, paint or vinyl siding at a later stage. Inhalation of bleach could also pose health hazards to humans. So, for your own health, opting for a DIY approach may not be something you want to try. Additionally, any plants or landscaping you may have are also at risk with these over the counter chemicals. This is what makes hiring the roof cleaning specialist at Diamond Roof Cleaning the ideal solution for washing your roof.

Why hire professional roof cleaners?

The quickest and safest way to remove black streaks from your roof is with our specialized soft wash roof cleaning service. Over the course of more than a decade we have perfected our unique blend of eco-friendly detergents so that it goes beyond simply cleaning. It kills bacteria at its source, thereby preventing future outbreaks. In addition, our proven soft wash methods means that while it removes dirt that causes premature aging of shingles and siding degradation, the process itself will never harm your shingles.

Other ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal

In addition to our soft wash roof cleaning, we also offer several other ways to boost the curb appeal of your home. Such as soft wash siding cleaning and pressure washing for concrete surfaces. An unsightly or stained exterior not only reduces its curb appeal, but can lead to many different problems, including the deterioration of the siding and wood trim. So, let us take care of your home’s exterior, and it will take care of you!

CLIENT REVIEWS

Andrew Ludewig
Andrew Ludewig
a month ago
What an amazing company to work with. The team are extremely friendly, helpful and the work performed was beyond expectations. My house has never been this clean. I highly recommend them for all of your soft washing home need.
PK
PK
a month ago
We have contracted Diamond Roof Cleaning for house cleaning for several years now and did so again this year. They cleaned our house including all decks/porches and railings. After our initial inquiry Michael provided the estimate for the work very quickly and was able to get our job scheduled in a very reasonable time-frame. The crew was prompt, very professional and personable. The completed the job quickly and the results were excellent. Bottom line is that we are are very pleased with the company and their services.
Ronald Tuczak
Ronald Tuczak
8 months ago
It was tremendous leaving for work and coming home to an amazingly clean home. These photos were taken the same day. My landscaper recommended Mike and he and his team delivered. A quick response and excellent service with quality results. I just had new landscaping in place and he tarped my plants and all debris was removed. I highly recommend!
Dina Guzzardo
Dina Guzzardo
2 months ago
Absolutely blown away by the exceptional service provided by Diamond roof cleaning! From the moment I contacted them, their professionalism and attention to detail were evident. They transformed my home to stunning again in just one day. Not only did they meticulously clean every inch of my roof, pathways, and house, but they also went above and beyond by clearing out my gutters and giving them a thorough wash. The results are nothing short of astonishing – my house looks like it's been freshly built! The team at Diamond were prompt, courteous, and incredibly efficient. They treated my property with the utmost care and respect, ensuring every surface was spotless without causing any damage. I couldn't be happier with the outcome and would highly recommend them to anyone in need of their services. Thank you for restoring the beauty of my home and exceeding all expectations!"
Rick C
Rick C
2 months ago
This was a great experience from beginning to end! Michael was very responsive and pricing was competitive. My shingles had been discolored from algae and were desperately in need of cleaning. Diamond Roof came out, on time, and spent about an hour and a half and completely transformed the look of my house. I was very pleased with them and I highly recommend them. Please contact me for any questions.

Why Choose Diamond Roof Cleaning

Unmatched Service & Technology

From our state of the art cleaning systems, advanced cleaning methods to insure the best and safest results, to our intensive employee training, you can rest assured that with Diamond Roof Cleaning your home is being treated by the best and most reliable pressure washing and exterior cleaning company in Southern New Jersey! But don't take our word for it, our more than 420 5-star reviews speak for themselves!

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There Is Nothing We Can't Clean

Whether your property has vinyl or brick siding. Whether it is a multi-building apartment community or and single family home, the soft washing and pressure washing professionals at Diamond Roof Cleaning can clean almost anything! Amazing results and friendly service and standard with us! We are proud to serve these great communities:

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