If you’ve had enough of those ugly black streaks that form even on “algae-resistant” shingles, The Roofing Company has a permanent solution. Some homeowners associations are very serious about making sure the roofs in their neighborhoods remain free streak-free, which can be very frustrating if your roof has this tendency.
For example, many homeowners in Virginia Beach and Williamsburg have told us they have been written only a couple of years after they had their shingle roof cleaned.
According to the leading shingle roof manufacturers, those black streaks are most commonly caused by a form of blue-green algae called gloeocapsa which thrives in areas of high humidity, like coastal Virginia. Algae spores are spread from roof to roof by the wind, and grow on the north side of the roof where the roof surface gets the least sun and stays damp longer. Algae feed on the limestone filler in roofing shingles. While algae growth does little harm to the shingle itself, the growth cycle causes unsightly dark stains on the surface of the roof.
If you want your roof to remain free of the dark streaks, then buy a true algae-proof roof! What roofs can you buy that would be algae-proof? Here are some options.
For more details on how you can eliminate the problem of black streaks on your roof, contact the Virginia Beach roofing company more homeowners turn to than any other: The Roofing Company. We are a GAF Master Elite™ contractor and experienced slate roofer serving the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area since 1998. Call us today at (757) 867-6600!