Roofs Require Maintenance
Four factors steal the life out of your roof:
- Excessive moisture
- Excessive sunlight
- Excessive debris
- Moss & Fungal growth
Hot sun and roof temperatures that can fry an egg cook the
oils and preservatives right out of the shingle.
Then without those natural barriers:
- Roofs can't repel water as well
- The roof is much more susceptible to rot
- Curling, cupping, tearing and rotting of the shingles
- Moss & debris holds moisture and invite insect infestation
- Insect infestations invite larger critters, like woodpeckers
Neglected roofs don't just look bad...
Fungus, mold, mildew, moss and algae all slowly break down
the surface of your roof. Left to fester their root structure
will eat away at your roof in a variety of ways:
- Lifts the edges of your shingles on a composition
roof allowing water to:
- dam and wick up,
- run sideways underneath until it finds a weakness,
- or make your roof more susceptible to high
wind -- ripping the shingles clean off.
- Breaks down the chemical bond between your composition
roof granules and the asphalt, causing premature wear.
- Moss soaks up water, keeping your roof almost permanently
wet -- promoting further fungus, mold & algae grow.
roof is being digested...
Though it's something you might smile at in the right setting
(like your garden walkway), mossy growth on your comp roof
is actually eating the roof!
Neglect is expensive
To avoid the early demise of your expensive composition
- Remove moss & fungus which act like a sponge to hold
water on and around shingles.
- Do so without harming the environment or risking your
pets or your children with toxic chemicals.
- Restore lost natural preservatives so that your roof will
again effectively repel water
- Prevent new growth by changing the pH level of the roof
- and once again look stupendous.
Aside from the cosmetic benefits of a well maintained roof
it's very important to note that cleaning, repairing and treating
your roof can double and sometimes triple its service
A clean, healthy roof will add market value to your home
because, generally speaking, 50% of the exterior view of your
home consists of your roof.