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What Most Contractors Don't Want You to Know, The Truth About Roof Algae...

Gloeocapsa Magma is a species of algae that causes black streaking and discoloration on asphalt/fiberglass shingles. If left untreated this algae will feed and grow until the entire roof becomes infested. Meanwhile, the roof becomes unsightly, and the algae covers the roof granules, which leaves the shingles unprotected from the sun's UV rays. Without UV protection, a roof will experience premature failure.

If you are one of many homeowners who are thinking about replacing your roof, or know of someone who is, make sure the roof needs replaced.

The resident's of this home thought they needed a new roof and were excited to hear it only needed cleaned, saving them thousands of dollars.

Signs Of Aged Shingles Needing Replaced.

We do not recommend cleaning shingles that are in need of being replaced. If you're not sure if your roof needs replaced or cleaned, here are some signs of an aged roof:

1) brittle or crumbling shingles

2) excessive amount of shingle granules in your gutters

3) bottom corners of shingles curled up

4) wavy, warped, or heaved shingles

5) very thin or loose shingles

If you are still unsure about the status of your roof, we will be glad to evaluate it for you. We will not clean shingles that need replaced, because cleaning the roof won't solve the problem if the shingles are aged. Just give us a call!

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