Every homeowner on the planet knows what heavy rains can do to a roof, particularly if those fine asphalt shingles develop a leak or two. But other meteorological phenomena also can make an impact on the average rooftop. Consider, for instance, the issue of humidity. Along with making things mighty uncomfortable for a variety of life forms, humidity can promote the growth of algae on once-pristine shingles. Don’t worry. Algae likely won’t damage your roof. But it could damage property values. After all, prominent green-blue stains seldom are aesthetically-pleasing to onlookers. The good news is, these blights on your rooftop can be removed fairly easily by an Orange County roofing company. Or, if you dare, by yourself or a friend. The main point is, the problem is easily dealt with.
Whether you opt to go with an Orange County roofing contractor or your own self, the person performing the algae purge will require several cleansing agents. Various stain-removing products are available to homeowners, residential roofing contractors, and commercial roofing contractors. Also highly effective is a homemade mixture of ordinary bleach, trisodium phosphate (TSP), and water. Do-it-yourselfers take note: you’ll need a pump sprayer, goggles, gloves, and several other items in order to pull this off. And be sure not to overdo. Repeated barrages of pressurized spray can wear away the protective elements layering shingles. So perform this operation sparingly.
Of course, an Orange County roofing company can eliminate the time-consuming cleansing process altogether. Currently available are algae-resistant shingles, which utilize copper granules to prevent this unwanted growth.
If you have questions about removing algae from your roof, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Brea and surrounding cities, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every residential roofing and commercial roofing need. No matter where you live in OC, you can count on Luke Roofing for the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.
our roof is tile currently and it had a lot of mildew on it. So we opted to clean it first which did not really cut it. We're now looking for a new roof as the tiles look faded and course looking. I'm assuming the cleaning did not cause the visual damage but maybe it's just old. Any way, is there options for replacing a tile roof, or are we just stuck with tile?
There are so many options you won't believe it. I think it would be best for us to talk in person or by phone about them. But you're not stuck at all with tile and even if you want that look there are other new options that are far less money than clay that look almost exactly the same and don't break easily. Let's talk at your convenience!
You'd think with all the wind and rain we've had for the last 6 months in Orange County, CA that my roof would be cleaned up and looking great. But instead our tile roof is black with mold and looks horrible. Can you help?
Hi Pete! At first thought, you'd think so. But the issue is that there hasn't been any time for drying between the rains so the mold gets a start and takes off. Especially now with a little sun coming out. But we definitely can help. Every situation is different so the solutions can vary as well. Give us a call and we'd be happy to come out and discuss in detail the solutions available for your specific roofing situation.