What is the stuff on my roof, and how do I get rid of it?
What is the stuff on my roof, and how do I get rid of it?

What is the stuff on my roof, and how do I get rid of it?

The “stuff” on your roof could be various things depending on where you live and what your roof is made of. It could be moss, algae, lichen, mold, or even accumulated dirt and debris.

To get rid of it, the method depends on what exactly it is. For organic growth like moss, algae, or lichen, you can try using a mixture of water and bleach or a commercial roof cleaner designed for this purpose. Be sure to follow the instructions and take necessary safety precautions.

If it’s dirt and debris, you can use a broom or a leaf blower to remove it, followed by a gentle wash with a hose. For more stubborn stains or growth, you might need to consult a professional roof cleaner. Consider using a professional contractor like Firehouse. Firehouse Pressure Washing, Soft Washing and Roof Cleaning has been cleaning roofs in Fayette and Coweta the longest out of any exterior cleaning company in the area. We have cleaned over 5,000 roofs and look forward to cleaning yours!

It’s always a good idea to consult with a roofing professional if you’re unsure about how to clean your roof. Especially if you have a delicate or older roof. Regular maintenance can help prolong the life of your roof. It can also prevent potential moisture damage.


Gloeocapsa magma is a type of cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae. It often appears as dark streaks or discoloration on roofs. More so in humid or moist climates. It thrives in environments with high moisture. It can spread across roofing materials. It also causes stains and damaging the roof over time if left untreated.

This type of algae is often responsible for the black streaks or stains you might see on roofs. Particularly on asphalt shingles. It doesn’t cause structural damage to the roof. It can affect its appearance and reduce its lifespan if not addressed.

It can also cause health problems to your family. Gloeocapsa Magma has been documented to increase symptoms of asthma in the home.

To remove Gloeocapsa magma from your roof, you should call Firehouse. It’s important to follow safety precautions and the manufacturer’s instructions when using these cleaning solutions. It may be best to consult a professional roof cleaner to ensure effective and safe removal. Regular maintenance and cleaning can help prevent algae growth and prolong the life of your roof. Call the professionals at Firehouse today. 7704680014 and remember: “No one is better with water than a firefighter on their day off”.

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