Guest User
8/11/2016
I have a 40 squares tin roof. On one of the slope has black spots that the others don't have. There are no trees anywhere close to the roof. Any ideas what it can be?
Info @windowsonwashington.net
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8/11/2016
It the roof steel or aluminum?
Guest User
8/11/2016
I believe it is aluminum. Notice that the other slope doesn't have any spots.
Info @windowsonwashington.net
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8/11/2016
Could just be an airborne mold, but it looks a bit to clearly defined to be that. We would need to see a picture close up.
Guest User
8/11/2016
It's funny because it also happened the last time I cleaned it, also in the same location. Did you try magnifying the picture? Thanks for all your help.jNTr5K
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
8/12/2016
I am sorry to hear this. This is unusual but not unheard of especially in certain climates -- usually tropical or sub tropical. If I had to guess, I'd guess this is happening on a roof slope that tends to hold dew during the mornings? I also wonder a tiny bit about the possibility that this is a ridge vent and for some reason a lot of moisture exiting the house in that area. Unfortunately, once this starts, it usually continues despite cleanings. There are some biological products out there like RoofWash and Wet and Forget which I have heard of favorable results with. I would be curious of the chemistry of the paint system on the roof. Also, it's unusual, but there are some possible paint system defects that could lead to this. Since it is limited to one roof slope, though, I doubt that is happening. You may wish to reach out to the roofing manufacturer.
Info @windowsonwashington.net
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8/13/2016
If the roof surface is North facing, it is most likely and airborne algae/mold that is growing on the roof as a result of the dew formation. Still need a close up of the spots though to rule out a finish issue.

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