Black Streaks Explained

Posted September 20, 2017

"Those black streaks on your roof really make your curb appeal stand out!" 

      - Said no one. Ever. 

Missouri is a beautiful place to call home. But it also comes with its fair share of challenges for your home. And your roof tends to bear the brunt of the burden.

There's a solid dose of silver lining, though: a dirty roof doesn't have to be a permanent issue. Our team is here to solve the problem, one shingle at a time.

Why are black streaks attacking my home?

We've heard this question a fair number of times - and for good reason! Black streaks are an unfortunate staple on many roofs in our region, and the result is a frustrating eyesore.

Black streaks come with a very logical explanation. They are caused by Gloeocapsa Magma, a type of bacteria that feeds on the composite in your roof material. The bacteria will keep eating and eating: and the more it eats, the more it grows. This results in a host of nasty issues, including:

  • Black streaks that bring down your curb appeal
  • Compromised energy efficiency from your roofing
  • A shorter lifespan for your shingles

... And what do I do about it?

The easy answer: Let the experts step in.

Black streaks have a straightforward solution. But it requires the right equipment, the right expertise, and the right technology. And our team is here to deliver on all fronts.

Using soft washing, CleanPro delivers a roof cleaning solution that restores your shingles to their bright, beautiful, and functional state. Your roof wins - and your curb appeal wins, too.

COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

All patients will be screened according to CDC recommendations via telephone prior to their scheduled appointment date. These recommendations include screening for a fever, cough, shortness of breath. Upon arriving at any of our facilities, all people will be screen upon arrival.

We will not be allowing any visitors to accompany patients with the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult.

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and Urgent Care services for your urgent orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.