What to Know for Your Roofing Project
Things to Watch Out For:
What do the Black Stains on my Roof Mean?
Those are Algae stains. It prominently appears on the lower sections of the roof as dark spot as and dissipate as you get closer to the ridge of the roof.
What is the Cause of the Algae on the Roof?
Algae is prominently spread from one roof to another by spores randomly landing from neighboring infected roofs. The Algae protects itself from UV sunrays by creating the dark colored layer.
How does the algae grow?
Moister in the air is primary of nutrients for Algae, Algae grows in areas with high levels of moister in the air. Additionally, will concentrate in the northern part of a home since it receives the least amount of sunlight. Algae is versatile and adopts well to extreme conditions.
What Not to do?A common mistake homeowners make is power washing the Algae away. Power washing your roof may damage your granules which lead to premature roof failure.
What Solutions Do I have?Install Algae Resistant Roof such as GAF-Elk's. These roofs' shingles exhibit algae fighting formulated granules that will keep your house looking new.
What GAF-ELK Shingles Can I use?GAF-ELK Designer Lifetime Shingles have Stain Guard Protection nationwide (all except Grand Sequoia).
People Who Know Joe
"I just wanted to acknowledge the great job your project manager, John Lee and the work crew did on our roof. The work started as scheduled. He kept us informed on progress and next steps. The work was professionally done and finishing details were taken care of beyond what was required. Clean up was thorough. "
- Gary & Kathy
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