Many homeowners with older roofs may notice that they have black streaks on their roofs. Today we discuss the various causes of those black streaks and what can be done to resolve them. We recommend scheduling an inspection to ensure it is something that is not damaging to your home.
1. It can be dirt
This is the ideal case. Dirt blowing onto your home is relatively harmless. Strong rain can help clean your roof off. It’s worth noting that if cleaning the dirt off can harm your roof.e
2. It is algae
Similar to dirt, algae does not hurt your home typically. However, like dirt, it can be guilty of making your home look older
3. It is mold/mildew
Mold on your roof can be a big issue and breathing it in is dangerous. Please seek treatment for it before it spreads and causes more issues. We recommend seeking a professional for this problem.
4. It’s a defective shingle
Sometimes all your roof abnormalities stem from a defective shingle. If a shingle is cracked or torn then it is more susceptible to problems with algae, dirt, and mold. While a do-it-yourselfer could replace a broken shingle, it does require safety equipment, a ladder, and know-how.
The worst thing you can do when you notice something with your roof is not to get it checked out. If this sounds like you, please reach out to us and get an inspection today!