Understanding and Avoiding Roof Algae

Understanding and Avoiding Roof Algae
25 May
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Have you ever seen dark stains on a home’s roof before? It’s actually a common problem. The dark stain is caused by roof algae, ruining the appearance of otherwise elegant homes. To protect your home from roof algae, you first need to understand how it finds its way to your roofing system.

Black Stains

Roof algae may look like ugly patches of black on the surface of a roof, but they are actually a kind of blue-green algae known as Gloeocapsa magma. Blue-green algae are actually made of microscopic cyanobacteria that thrive in humid areas, such as small pockets of moisture trapped on the surface of a roof’s shingles. They can multiply quickly, eventually forming the visible mass of black that people are familiar with.

Basic Precautions

The best way to stop blue-green algae is to prevent them from accumulating in the first place. While it’s impossible to completely dry out your roof, it is possible to hire a roofer to perform regular roof cleaning services to wash away potential algae buildup. However, this approach yields temporary results and may not be worth it once the maintenance fees add up.

StainGuard®: A Better Option

GAF has developed an ingenious way to keep roof algae from becoming a problem. The new StainGuard shingles improve upon traditional algae-resistant options with granules that release small amounts of copper over time. Since copper has antibiotic properties, it kills roof algae before they have a chance to accumulate in one spot.

Ensuring Results

No matter how effective they are, StainGuard shingles won’t yield good results if they are not installed improperly. Our roof installation experts have the training and experience that let them install algae-resistant shingles to manufacturer specifications. If you’re looking for a roofing contractor to hire, look no further than Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc.

Keep roof algae away from your home. Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc is your leading source of roofing solutions in Tampa, FL and other areas in Florida. You can contact us at (813) 257-9355 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.

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