Dark streaks and spots that develop on asphalt shingles are usually caused by algae, even if the discoloration looks more like mildew. Not only is this aesthetically unattractive, but the plant-like organisms can gradually deteriorate the roof as they feed on limestone granules in the shingles. Roof Algae Facts Gloeocapsa magma is the species that causes dark stains on roofs. The algae have most likely appeared on parts of your roof situated under trees or on the north side of your home.
Have you been putting off getting your roofing replaced or repaired for a while? If so, did you realize that the failing roofing could be putting your entire family at risk? When roofing fails, it allows moisture to enter the home. When moisture enters the home, mold can quickly begin to grow. How does this put your family at risk? Illnesses Related to Mold Exposure At a minimum, your family may begin to experience allergy symptoms – itchy, watery eyes, stuffy nose, cough and sneezing, but these symptoms could only be the beginning of what your family will experience after prolonged exposure to mold.
Having a brand new roof installed may be the last thing you think about incorporating into your budget. Although you have patched it several times, the roof still seems to leak and it's getting worse. While you may feel you can't afford to install a new roof right now, you may want to reconsider. Letting a small leak go can eventually lead to thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home.
If you have purchased a home that has a badly damaged roof and you are considering upgrading the materials, you should consider slate. Using slate for your roof repairs and getting rid of the other material isn't just going to update the home, but it's a smart financial investment for your property. There a few building materials that you can say are going to last 100 years if properly maintained, but slate is one of them.
One of the things that people consider when shopping for a new roof is the duration and details of the warranty offered. This is good because the warranty can save you a lot of money when an expected damage occurs to your roof, or if it turns out that it is defective. However, you must be careful with what you do to your roof because some of your actions may void the warranty:
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