Serving northeast Ohio since 2001.

Serving Summit County in Ohio

Murphy's Home Service

Roof Cleaning Questions

We offer solutions for roof stains, roof streaks, black streaks, roof moss, roof algae, lichens, fungus, and other roof stains, roof cleaning, roof washing, gutter cleaning, gutter repair, downspout repair, spouting cleaning, spouting repair, downspout rinsing, roof evaluation, pressure washing, power washing, mildew removal, deck cleaning, driveway cleaning.

Frequently asked questions

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Please call us with your question.

Murphy’s Home Service
Akron, OH

What causes roof stains?

The black streaks are usually caused by an algae known as Gloeocapsa magma. It thrives in areas of high humidity and tends to grow best on the north side of roofs or areas that don't receive much sunlight. Once it establishes itself in an area it spreads from house to house and will get worse every year.

Can you inspect my roof to see if it needs attention?

Yes. Sometimes the early signs of algal or fungal growth are not easily seen from the ground. We will gladly give you a FREE evaluation of the condition of your roof to see if our services are right for you.

How much does it cost?

It depends on the severity of the situation and which cleaning method you choose. Please call us for a FREE,  no obligation estimate. 

Can you clean the slippery green stuff off my sidewalk?

Yes.  We can clean sidewalks, patios, driveways, and many other surfaces.  They will not only look much better, they will be much safer to walk on.

Do you provide any other services?

Yes. We can do many repairs both inside and outside the home. We especially welcome inside jobs during the winter months. Call us with your problem. Emergency service available.

Do you replace roofs?

No. We can make suggestions as to the quality of your roof, but we are not professional roofing contractors. 

What are lichens?

They are a type of fungus that feeds off the algae on your roof. This can be particularly destructive. Once it takes hold it slowly starts to decompose your roof granules to expose the underlying asphalt. This leaves your roof vulnerable to the  elements. 

Serving Akron, Bath, Barberton, Copley, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Green, Hudson, Kent, Medina, Monroe Falls, North Canton, Norton, Richfield, Stow, Tallmadge, and surrounding communities. 

(330) 352-1057