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Gloeocapsa Magma - Shingled Roof Maintenance

Gloeocapsa magma, the bacteria that causes dark stains on roofs, can actually cause damage to the roof over time if left untreated. The bacteria can feed on the limestone filler that is often used in asphalt shingles, causing the shingles to break down and become brittle.

As the shingles degrade, they may lose their ability to protect the roof from the elements, leading to leaks and other forms of damage. Additionally, the dark stains caused by Gloeocapsa magma can also absorb heat from the sun, leading to increased energy costs and a less comfortable living environment inside the building.

To prevent damage to the roof from Gloeocapsa magma, it is important to have the bacteria cleaned off the roof periodically. This can be done by a professional roof cleaning service using specialized equipment and cleaning solutions that are designed to effectively remove the bacteria without damaging the roof surface.

Regular maintenance and cleaning of the roof can help prolong its lifespan and prevent the need for costly repairs in the future.

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