What's eating your roof?

The black roof streaks you see on your roof is algae called Gloeocapsa Magma. This algae spreads itself by unseen microscopic spores, just like a dandelion weed. Its spores are airborne and dormant until they land on an environment with moisture and a food source…and guess what that food source is? Your roof. Shingles that are made contain massive amounts of food that algae love to eat – that food is limestone. Yes, it is actually eating your roof. In most cases the algae will take root on the north facing roof surface or any area of the roof that is subject to limited sunlight. This lack of sunlight allows the roof surface to remain wet longer, providing a perfect environment for the algae to grow. The Gloeocaspa Magma will eventually turn into the green moss you see on a roof. We can safely  remove the black streak and moss with out a pressure washer. Pressure washing your roof will cause unrepairable damage and void your roof warranty. At WNC Pressure Washing we use a soft washing process to remove the unwanted mold and mildew.

Roof mold removal

Click Here to Add a Title

The term "Soft Wash" or "No Pressure" roof wash became popular with reputable contractors as a way to separate themselves from the "fly-by-night" power washers trying to "stay busy". Pressure cleaning has it's place but, it is not on the roof, especially an asphalt roof! Everyone has heard the stories of washing the granules off the shingles, tabs broken or entire shingles torn off. With 3000 lbs. of pressure coming out a small nozzle, it's not hard to do. Soft wash roof cleaning is a low pressure (60psi) process used to remove algae, stains, mildew and lichens.

Roof washing is the process to remove dirt, algae and moss from roofs. Roof washing can extend the duration of a roof's ability to function. Algae and other types of build-up often form on parts of roofs that are shaded, and can reduce a roof's life expectancy. Roof cleaning may be accomplished with our roof wash solution.

Our cleaning process is highly effective on all types of roofing material: asphalt, metal, tile, rubber and new composite materials.

Roof Cleaning in Franklin

We can remove mold and mildew from a roof with no damage. Never let anyone clean your roof with a pressure washer.

Softwash Roof Cleaning Waynesville

We love working and living in the mountains of Waynesville, NC we have family and friends that stretch back to the 1800's. A lot of pride also goes in to our pressure washing and soft washing business. We have 10+ years in the pressure washing business. Give us a call or fill out the form above to see the difference in hiring someone who loves what they do. 

Softwash Roof Cleaning Hendersonville

We serve all over WNC. our areas include Asheville, Hendersonville, Leicester, Waynesville, Sylva, Weaverville, Black Mountain, Bryson city and surrounding areas

Roof washing

Is there green moss on your roof?

What can be done to remove those unsightly stains?

Fortunately, this problem can be eliminated.

Using low pressure and environmentally safe roof washing compounds, the fungus along with mildew and lichens can be dislodged and easily rinsed from the roof without damaging the integrity of the shingle. This is a relatively inexpensive procedure that can add years to your roof. Roof washing is very inexpensive compared to a new roof. We will save you thousands!

What's eating your roof?

A general misconception among the public is the fact that discolored roofs are the result of age and deterioration that soon require replacement. To the contrary, discoloration is the result of an air-borne fungus known as Gloeocapsa Magma. It can be identified as dark or black staining or streaks and is most noticeable on a lighter colored roofs, but can be found on most any roof. Gloeocapsa Magma feeds on humidity, heat, and some form of nutrient. Our roof washing process cost around 95% less than the cost of a new roof. To the right is a recent roof cleaning in Hendersonville NC

Roof cleaning
Asheville roof wash

Why is roof fungus a problem?

According to the Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association ( ARMA ), roofs that have a substantial amount of this algae can absorb as much as 30% more heat due to the black pigmentation. This heat absorption leads to shingle deterioration and higher electric bills. Moreover, not only are these roofs unsightly, the presence of this fungus in such close proximity to a living environment can pose health concerns for those with allergy problems

Roof cleaning

Benefits of roof washing

The most important benefit of roof cleaning and restoration is the fact that it removes algae which can shorten the lifespan of your roof. Cleaning your roof increases the value and appeal of the overall house. Playing an important part in the appearance of the home, increases the curb appeal and helps to maintain its attractive stature. Thus, this uplifts the value of the home, its resale capabilities. Our soft wash process doesn't require a power washer, so it won't void your warranty. If you desire to give your home a clean roof that looks great and will last longer, call or text the experts at WNC pressure washing and roof cleaning.

Roof wash

Why hire WNC Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning?

We always go the extra mile to provide better service and maximum satisfaction to our clients. We get things done the right way and handle everything so you don’t have to get your hands dirty. Simply put, we make roof maintenance easy for you. Our proven track record and 100% satisfaction guarantee will give you peace of mind. Quality, professional roof moss removal and treatment is our promise.

You do not want this

Why would anyone allow this on there roof? First thing is safety. This is not OSHA approved and you may be responsible when he falls. Your shingle manufacturer doesn't recommend this way either. At WNC Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning we are your local certified roof cleaners. We use a process called soft washing and it's the only approved method of roof cleaning by the Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association (ARMA). In most cases, we do not have to get on your roof. More importantly we are insured and our employees have workman comp.

Important -  Do not let someone with a pressure washer clean your roof. 

Wrong way to clean a roof
Roof Cleaning  in Arden, NC

In the end, you will be glad

When done properly, the results are amazing and our photos prove we know how to do it right! We get rid of the black streaks and brighten the roof so that it looks like new! Safely remove those streaks on your roof with no pressure washing. Don’t put your roof in jeopardy by hiring a “handyman” with a pressure washer, hire a professional with over 9 years experience. Our work is 100% guaranteed. So, If your roof needs cleaning, do indeed have it cleaned as soon as possible. The longer you wait the more extensive the damage will incur by the algae, moss and lichen infesting your roof. Getting your roof wash is a safe, smart and a rewarding process as long as done properly by a qualified roof cleaner.

WNC Pressure Washing, WNC wash pros

Service Areas

Waynesville     Black Mountain     Sylva     Canton     Clyde     Bryson City

Asheville     Leicester     Highland     Hendersonville     Weaverville     Arden

Contact info

Phone 828-331-8118

WNC Pressure Washing 

[email protected]

Learn More

We are proud members of these fine organizations

certified power washing