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. This decreases a roof’s ability to reflect ultra-violet rays of light and shortens the life of the roof. Below are some of the dirty facts.
The Dirt Facts
1 -Algae lessens the life of your roof by up to 50%.
That equates to thousands of dollars wasted. And 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. Both customers and Realtors are realizing reality. A worn down looking roof turns off buyers. Good news, there’s a beautiful looking roof under that algae.
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 hard. 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. If you suffer from allergies, call us to wash that roof.
We are ready assist you in getting the most out of you roof. There are times when a roof needs to be replaced. But when it’s just dirty, why not wash it?
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