The Dirty Facts

The Black Algae on Your Roof 

Important information CLICK HERE – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloeocapsa_magma

This cyanobacteria causes substantial destruction to roofs causing shingle decay and loss of reflective power. Over time, Gloeocapsa magma breaks down the shingles by feeding off of the limestone granules embedded in the shingles.[citation needed] This decreases a roof’s ability to reflect ultra-violet rays of light and shortens the life of the roof.

 

 1 -Algae lessens the life of your roof by up to 50%.

That equates to thousands of dollars wasted as a result of a shortened roof lifespan.  Algae eats the lime in the shingle.

2 – Algae lessens the value of your home.

Realtors claim that a clean roof can add 10% to a homes value.

3 – Algae increases the heat in a home.

As the Algae turns black it absorbs heat, thus increasing the heat in your home which requires your A/C to work as much as 40% harder. Electricity bills sky rocket.

4 – Algae is unhealthy.

Mold, Mildew, Fungus and ALGAE are in the top 10 list of irritants.

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