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Do I Need to Clean My Roof?

Is your roof looking a little darker than it used to? Have you noticed black streaks forming on your shingles? You might think discoloration is just part of having a roof, but those dark spots are actually the buildup of algae and mildew which make your roof look dirty and can introduce allergens into your home.

Protect your roof and bring back its original beauty with roof cleaning services from Elite Clean. We provide our no-pressure roof cleaning services in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and the Triad!

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What causes streaks on my roof?

Algae usually appears as dark streaks on your roof, leaving “clean” streaks in between. You’ll probably notice these streaks located below areas with metal flashing around your chimney, a skylight, or a vent. These are galvanized metals containing either copper or zinc, both of which are toxic to algae. When it rains, trace amounts of these metals are washed down and deposited over your roof shingles, killing and preventing any algae growth.

Learn more about the causes of dark streaks on your roof.

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What Causes Algae and Moss Growth?

There are certain conditions that make it more likely for you to find algae or moss growth on your roof:

  • Shaded areas under large trees
  • North-facing sides that don’t get much direct sunlight
  • Warm, damp weather conditions
  • Standing water, ice, or snow that doesn’t melt away


Just because you can’t see the streaks, doesn’t mean the algae isn’t already there. Regularly cleaning your roof will ensure the streaks (and the damage they cause) never have a chance to form in the first place.

Consider scheduling a roof inspection to check your shingles for algae as well as signs of water damage to preserve the integrity of your roof. Regular cleaning and inspection is a part of good roof maintenance.

The Lifespan of Your Roof

Traditional shingle roofs have an average lifespan of about 20 years when kept in good condition.

Bad weather, pests, and algae growth can all wear down or damage your roof shingles over time, leaving your home vulnerable to water damage and loss of insulation in your home. 

Learn how to extend the lifespan of your roof.

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A damaged roof…

Loss of Insulation

Loss of Insulation

Makes it difficult to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer due to loss of insulation. Which means higher monthly energy bills.

Vulnerable to Water Leaks

Vulnerable to Water Leaks

Water damage, wood rot, and mold are all signs of a damaged roof.

Lower Lifespan

Lower Lifespan

Has a much lower lifespan than a roof in good repair.

Expensive to Repair & Replace

Expensive to Repair & Replace

You could end up spending between $4,000-$9,000 dollars, or more.

How Roofing Affects Property Values

First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to selling your home. A dirty, streaky roof can be a major red flag to buyers before they even step inside. Increase your curb appeal and get the best value for your home with a clean and well-maintained roof.


Can a Dirty Roof Raise My Energy Bills?

Dark streaks are an eyesore, but did you know they could also be costing you money? Black, brown, and green algae absorbs and stores heat, forcing your HVAC system to work hard to cool your house in the summer. This means higher energy bills and more strain on your heating and air system. Make it easy for your roof shingles to do their job of reflecting and releasing extra heat by keeping your roof clean.


We use a low pressure roof cleaning system recommended by shingle manufacturing companies across the country. Pressure washing your roof can damage your shingles and weaken the integrity of your roof, but our method keeps your shingles in great shape.

  • First, we water down any shrubs or plants surrounding your home. This will dilute the cleaning solution we use and prevent it from damaging your landscaping should any mist or overspray get on them.
  • Next, we remove debris such as leaves and branches from your roof.
  • Using pressure comparable to a garden hose, we apply water and our cleaning solution to your roof to gently and safely remove algae and other buildup from your roof. Our special cleaning solution will kill the algae and any growth on contact, producing immediate results.
  • We finish up by watering your plants a second time to ensure none of the chemicals remain to damage your plants. (Don’t worry, we also have a team member spraying your plants while we’re cleaning to, ensuring that no chemical stays on your plant for an extended period of time!)

Once our process is complete, you won’t believe the difference!

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Roof Cleaning FAQ

Those black or brown streaks may look normal, but they’re actually a type of algae that clings to and feeds off of the organic material in your roof shingles.

Algae and mold starts out as airborne spores which settle on your roof. In the right conditions, like a north-facing roof which doesn’t receive enough sunlight to dry any moisture, they grow and spread over time.

If left alone, algae and mold can weaken the shingles on your roof and cause them to fall apart. That doesn’t sound good anyway, but broken shingles can lead to leaks during rain and snow and even prevent your roof from keeping your energy bills down. The longer these growths stay on your roof, the more damage they cause and the more they cost you.

Cleaning your roof makes your home healthier and more energy efficient. It also extends the lifespan of your roof shingles and enhances your curb appeal!

No. You should NEVER use a pressure washer to clean a tile or shingle roof! Pressure washing blasts away the granules that make up your roof, causing irreversible damage and shortening the lifespan of your entire roof. Plus, this method doesn’t kill the algae.

At Elite Clean we use a non-pressure roof cleaning method made up of a blend of specialized chemicals to safely kill and remove algae and mold without damaging your roof.

Because our methods will kill and remove the algae from your roof, we guarantee your roof will stay clean for a minimum of 3 years. If you see black streaks within 3 years of your roof cleaning service, give us a call and we’ll return to clean the affected area.

Before we get started cleaning your roof, we water down any plants or grass surrounding your house to dilute any cleaning chemicals which might come into contact with them to prevent damage. We continue to water the plants during the roof cleaning and again after so any chemicals that do runoff are not only distilled but on the plants for a limited amount of time.

Yes! In the event of an accident, we are fully insured with liability and worker’s compensation insurance to protect you and our employees.

We’re able to use Google Maps to provide quick and easy quotes. Simply fill out the form below, and we can quickly calculate the size of your roof and provide pricing information. Save time and get an estimate today!

Uncover the natural beauty of your roof.