Professional Algae and Mold Removal
Improves a Roof’s Lifespan

Details Soft Wash offers high quality soft washing services for the removal of mold and algae from residential home exteriors. The buildup of mold and algae on a home roof or exterior is unattractive and can cause premature failure of the roof.

Roof shingles are manufactured with different degrees of quality. Most roofs applied by builders and roofing contractors are in the low to medium quality range with few, if any, mold or algae fighting elements like zinc or copper. Higher quality roofs are generally found on expensive custom homes or where the owner has taken a special interest in the quality of the roof. Contributing factors to mold and algae are heat, moisture, and a nutrient. The north side of the roof is usually the first to exhibit staining because the moisture remains there longer. Nutrients can be found within the shingle themselves while other variables contribute to and hasten growth. Add to that, the type, grade and manufacturer of the shingle, the age of the roof, the close proximity of trees, pool, or lake, how hot and humid the weather is and if there are leaves accumulating on the roof.