Here are some extremely important highlights from that news release . With nearly 10 years on the frontlines of the fight against Roof Algae offering roof cleaning in Columbus we feel qualified to drop some of our thoughts in (SR).
Atlas News Release:Gloeocapsa magma (glo-e-oh kap-sa mayg-ma) is the scientific term for a specific type of algae. Dark streaks, stains, and discoloration that appear on a roof are the accumulation of dead cells of gloeocapsa magma, commonly referred to as roof algae. That is because, although it can appear on many surfaces, this strain of parasite primarily attaches itself to roof shingles.Sanctified Roofing's Comments:(When doing research try searching the term Roof Mold. Although it is not a mold it seems that more often then not it is wrongfully classified as such so this may in fact return better search results)
Atlas News Release:An infestation of gloeocapsa magma begins where a roof gets the least amount of sunlight; usually the north side and areas that stay damp the longest. With slow, stealthy movement it grows, darkening the roof until it totally covers over every square foot. If it isn’t stopped, the infestation of algae will cause severe damage and shorten a roof’s useful life. In addition it will lead to increased energy costs and reduce a house’s market value through loss of curb appeal.Sanctified Roofing's Comments:(The average replacement cost of a home with a walkable roof that has 2000 square ft. of coverage area in and around Lima Ohio is approximately $5000.00. Sanctified Roofing, Siding & Windows has joined forces with Roof Kleen to save our communities roofs and wallets. Together we guarantee total roof algae removal for the same above mentioned roof for a cost that is usually under $300. We also guarantee that the black stains and streaks will not return for a period of at least 5 full years. If for some reason (which is yet to happen) we cannot remove 100% of the roof mold and its ugly black stains and streaks left behind we wont charge you a dime.)
Atlas News Release:Gloeocapsa magma feed on the limestone filler that gives an asphalt shingle its weight. Unprotected surface granules that cover shingles begin to loosen and wash off with rainfall. This condition then reduces a roof’s ability to reflect sunlight, which results in overheating of the roof. Gloeocapsa magma will not just detract from a home’s aesthetic appeal, but could actually lead to total roof failure.Sanctified Roofing's Comments:(Shingles are designed to reflect the suns UV lights in order to prevent overheating of the surface area of your roof and the area in your attic. These nasty black stains and streaks form a layer over the minerals on the shingles prohibiting them from reflecting these Ultra Violet light rays. As a result your shingles are literally cooked from the inside out while your homes AC Unit is left struggling to keep up with the demand of your cooling needs driving your electric bills up through the roof.)
Atlas News Release:This parasite spreads quickly as airborne algae spores are carried and deposited from roof to roof by the wind and wildlife. Algae growth is not only a threat to your roof, but its existence on your house leaves your neighbors at risk too. One house riddled with gloeocapsa magma will gradually infest an entire neighborhood.
Atlas News Release:The presence of this form of algae on roof shingles also enables the biological growth of other damaging organisms, such as mold, moss, and lichens, the fungal portion of an algae colony. These organisms anchor into the top layer of shingles and contribute to a further loss of granules. They grow into the slots of the shingles and along the edge, causing them to lift, making a roof deck more susceptible to wind damage and leaks. Acting like moisture sponges, this growth keeps the roof from drying. In a vicious cycle, this perpetual dampness causes even more algae to grow.Sanctified Roofing's Comments:The longer left untreated the greater the damage becomes. When shingles are left damp the moisture can sometimes penetrate to the sheathing boards which is generally 7/16ths OSB. With enough time and moisture this can develop into mold growth. The average cost to repair blown off shingles is around $250.00. Why not just avoid the hassle and treat the your homes roof?
Atlas News Release:Roofing contractors advise homeowners not to attempt cleaning algae from a roof with a pressure washer. Under no condition should any pressure greater than that from a standard garden hose be used on a roof. Pressure washing would be an exercise in futility because high pressure cleaning will not kill gloeocapsa magma. However its force will dislodge granules, further weakening and scarring the shingles, reducing the life expectancy of a roof and possibly even voiding its warranty.Sanctified Roofing's CommentsSanctified Roofing, Siding & Windows in Lima uses only State of the Art equipment that was designed specifically for removing roof mold safely from your homes roof without damaging your roofs protective barriers. We follow the A.R.M.A. (American Roofing Manufacturers Associations) strict guidelines in order to preserve your homes roof and warranties associated. Together with Roof Kleen in Lima and Columbus Ohio. We have over 10 years experience battling this epidemic with a perfect track record of completely removing roof mold from dirty roofs in Lima. Some people think of us as roof exterminators beautifying dirty roof in Lima and surrounding areas. When it comes to roof cleaning in Lima and surrounding areas no one is more qualified, more experienced, more reasonably priced or highly rated. Our Team at Roof Kleen are extremely proud of our A+ Rating with the BBB.