No homeowner likes the idea of having a roof that is discolored or stained by moss and algae. Unfortunately, this problem is a common occurrence, especially if you live in a coastal area or a humid climate often. Thankfully, there are a few things that you can do to prevent the growth of algae and moss on your roofing. Roofing specialists from Brownstone Roofing share some helpful tips with you.
Keep Your Roofing Debris-Free
It may be impossible to keep your roof completely free of any debris throughout the year, but you can do several things to at least keep the debris to a minimum. First of all, you can ensure that tree branches near your roofing are trimmed, lessening the accumulation of dead leaves and twigs. You should also have your roofing regularly cleaned by a professional. Remember to clear the gutters as well.
Add Copper or Zinc Strips
Copper and zinc strips are said to help prevent moss and algae, but this only works when it is actually time to get a roof replacement. Doing so with an existing roof means the strips will be applied even when there are exposed nails. It can also break the sealant bond, so you will surely have to call for a storm damage repair soon.
Get Moss and Algae-Proof Roofing
If you really want to say goodbye to the hassles of dealing with algae and moss on your roofing, replace your current roofing with specialized materials like GAF shingles treated with StainGuard Plus™ technology. This innovative time-release technology makes use of capsules that steadily releases the perfect amount of copper to continuously keep your roofing free from stains caused by algae.
Whether you are in need of a roof repair due to damage caused by algae, moss or other elements, or you are interested in replacing your roofing with algae-proof shingles, Brownstone Roofing is the company to call. Our experts are ready to answer your questions and take care of all your roofing needs, so don’t hesitate to call us at (502) 443-9222. Request a FREE estimate today! Our team serves Louisville, KY, and the surrounding areas.