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Does Your Roof Need To Be Cleaned? 3 Signs That It's Time For A Soft Wash!

Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence for many homeowners in the Grey Bruce & Simcoe Country area. Asphalt shingle roof coverings are susceptible to ‘streaks’ that look lighter here and darker there. Many people misdiagnose the “lighter” areas of the roof as streaks or stains when the truth is the opposite. The darker areas are pockets of dirt, dust, and debris that build up and, eventually, grow mold, algae, and fungi, changing the roof’s color.

So, the question is, how do you know that it’s time to book a cleaning from Bayside? Watch out for these three signs that it’s time for your next soft-wash appointment.

  1. Discoloration. If your roof is more than one color, has streaks, or patches of unsightly ‘stains’, then it’s time to book a soft-wash appointment! The discoloration is caused by dust, dirt, and debris that collect on your home’s surfaces, fostering the sustained growth of mold, algae, and fungi. One soft-wash appointment can remove dirt, debris, and other contaminants from your home’s surface entirely instead of simply removing the outer layer.

  2. Moss or Mildew Buildup. Technically, the dark streaks lining your roof are a type of blue-green algae that thrives in humid, shady environments. This is a common occurrence for homeowners in and around Georgian Bay, especially those with heavily shaded properties where growth conditions are prime! If left untreated, these black ‘stains’ will grow and eventually turn into moss.

  3. Your Gutters Are Full. Overflowing gutters are a sign that your roof has been exposed to falling leaves, dirt, dust, and debris. Remember, gutter systems redirect water away from your home, saving you from costly repairs. Our team at Bayside can take care of your gutters and your roof, saving you time and money.

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