The green algae and mildew found growing on homes throughout Indiana can actually begin to deteriorate the surface it’s growing on if not removed in a timely manner. It can sometimes be very difficult to remove (especially if it’s been left for a long time) and makes your home look very dingy and unkempt. This unsightly algae growth is especially prevalent in areas where there is lots of moisture, little sunlight or sometimes, just enough sunlight.
Think about the morning dew on your siding… Are there areas that are shaded for a good part of the day? These areas are likely to develop algae growth first because the conditions are just right. Exterior walls on the north facing side of your property are also usually where the algae and mildew will begin to form first.
Another factor for algae growth around the exterior of your building is from the naturally occurring sugars that are commonly found in tree sap. If there are large trees or bushes near your house then you’ve likely noticed the algae seems to build up in those areas the most. It’s not a coincidence, it’s science!
Algae and mildew growth can actually damage and deteriorate surfaces made of wood, vinyl and even metal.
It’s not something that happens instantly, but over many years the algae can eat away at the outer layers and after a good powerwashing, while the algae is removed it often exposes the damage they have done to the siding material in the form of etched, dull and failing surfaces. If you stay on top of it and don’t let the algae build up over a period of many years then you can mitigate the damage.
White’s Painting and Power Washing Specializes in Algae Removal
We can remove algae with our special process quickly and efficiently. If you have a house that is regularly affected by this problem due to certain natural conditions around your property then we can even setup a scheduled maintenance program so we can keep on top of the algae and make sure it’s always washed away before causing a problem.
We Can Remove Algae From:
- Houses, Siding, Gutters and Fascia
- Driveways and Sidewalks
- Multi-Family Housing Units
- Commercial Buildings
- Public Facilities and Buildings
- Patios, Porches and Decks
- Agricultural Buildings
Please Remember ANY type of pressure on your roofing material isn’t a very good idea and can void your warranty. We all know that rain and hail can come down fierce and hard when pounded by the wind but it’s no match for the concentrated jets of water from a power washing machine, especially with inexperienced hands operating it. You can literally destroy an entire section of your roof in just a few quick seconds. Stop anyone who is about to use a power washer on your roof and call a professional.
If Algae growth on your building is causing you a problem then give us a call or use one of our contact forms today and we can provide you with a quick estimate.