Unless it’s leaking water into an internal room, many people in Texas don’t really spend much time thinking about their roof. After all, as long as it’s keeping the elements out and the air conditioning in, a roof isn’t really that important, right? Wrong.
Your roof is also a vital tool for energy efficiency as well as maintaining curb appeal. If you plan on selling your house at any point in the next 10 years, and want to get the best price possible, keeping up with roof repairs is absolutely essential.
Not all roof repairs involve leaks or missing shingles, however. Walk out into your yard and take a look at your roof. Do you notice large, blackish stains or stripes on the shingles? These stains are more than just an unsightly annoyance and fixing them is essential to maintain the appearance and resale value of your home.
What Causes Roof Stains?
As you’re probably aware, Texas is a hot and often humid state. This provides the perfect environment for excessive algae growth. Given that your roof is constantly subjected to this moisture, including rain storms, and contains organic matter in the form of shingles, algae stains on roofs are extremely common in our service area.
According to Tom Bollnow of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), “The algae is mostly an aesthetic nuisance, although with time, the moisture retained in the algae can prematurely age the shingles.”
How Can Roof Stains Be Eliminated?
So in addition to decreasing the attractiveness of your roof and annoying your homeowner’s association, algae can actually be a problem that accelerates the aging process for your roof and puts you in a position where you might have to perform roof repairs or even replace your roof sooner than otherwise necessary.
The good news is that simple cleaning, or in some cases the replacement of a select number of shingles, can eliminate this problem. Concerned that your staining problem might be more than shingle-deep? Contact Trademark Restoration for quality roof repairs today.