Millions of roofs in the United States are plagued with roof moss and roof algae growth. Although these organisms themselves do not cause damage to the roofing materials, they trap water which does accelerate wear and tear. It is easy to clean a roof and more importantly, it is very easy to keep moss and algae from growing again.
A new gutter guard has been tested and it passed. After months of testing, very little organic muck had made it into the gutter. Even with some debris on top of the gutter guards, the water still flowed freely into the gutter. These gutter covers are not maintenance free, but they do keep the rain gutter clean and flowing.
Thinking of purchasing a gutter guard to keep your gutters clean? Think again. These overpriced gutter guards still have to be maintained, and with a gutter covering that isn't clear, it's even tougher to find the clogs.
Roofing membranes and synthetic rubber roofing compounds for flat roofs outperform gravel roofing materials and make roof leak detection far easier. These roofing materials are basically seamless and fight UV damage. Used mostly commercially, flat roof membranes have many residential uses.
Removing algae stains from roof shingles is easy with the right technique. Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates the right way to eliminate many roof stains, such as black roof stains and algae roof stains.
Roof algae is common on shingles that aren't algae-resistant. It appears like black streaks in the shape of an upside down cone. To kill roof algae, use Oxygen Bleach. Then install strips of copper at certain locations.
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