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The Culprit: Gloeocapsa Magma
Gloeocapsa Magma is an airborne bacteria that starts as a single cell, that rapidly reproduces into countless thriving colonies that feast on the crushed limestone that all shingle manufacturers use as filler in fiberglass and asphalt shingles. Before shingle manufacturers used crushed limestone filler gloeocapsa magma did not present itself as a problem like it is today.
When the bacteria first start to become visible to the naked eye, they start small but continue to expand year after year. As the bacteria colonies grow, gravity pulls them downward, resulting in the tear-like stains down the roof eventually growing together until it overtakes most of the roof. Most scientists conclude the bacteria to be harmful, if left untreated, because the growth holds moisture that causes premature aging, rotting, and/or silica granule loss compromising the entire roof structure.
The Gloeocaspa magma problem has led to early roof replacements, lowered property resale values, insurance companies canceling policies and increased utility costs as the black stained roofing can cause more heat buildup in the attic.
Unfortunately many home owners replace their roofs not knowing that it can be cleaned for a fraction of the cost of a new roof.
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