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Tired of Black Streaks on Your Roof? We Install Algae-Proof Roofs

Tired of Black Streaks on Your Roof? We Install Algae-Proof Roofs
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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.

Why Algae Grows on Roofs

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.

Algae-Proof Roofing Options

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.

  • Lightweight real slate. This material can be installed on homes, churches and condos which were built for shingle roofs without the additional framing requirements of a traditional, very heavy slate installation.
  • Metal shingles. Metal shingles come in a huge array of styles and colors. Ensuring the roof is interlocking on all sides is one of the most critical requirements for long-term success with metal shingles.
  • Asphalt shingles with additional algae-proofing. The Roofing Company is now offering shingles which are guaranteed to remain free of dark streaks for as long as 20 years.

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!

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