HOW ALGAE MAY AFFECT YOU
FYI # 1
The manufacturer may not warranty your shingles if proper maintenance is not kept up or pressure washed.
FYI # 2
The diminished value by algae growth could affect any needed insurance claims due to lack of due care. In other words if your shingles are already degraded by lack of maintenance this could be used to minimize your claim. Many insurance companies are now excluding (or at least limiting) coverage for molds, check your individual policy or contact your agent. Some insurance companies are cancelling policy’s for “excessive growth” on roofs, we have a letter from one very large insurance agency on file explaining this issue.
FYI # 3
The algae infestation on your roof could be a cause of health problems for allergy sensitive or the elderly. Here is an article written by : Dr. Morgenroth
It is cost effective to clean and maintain your roof system. Why should you pay TWICE for a 30 year roof system. With the growth of algae on your roof, it can shorten a 30 year shingle into a 15 year shingle. This can be prevented by maintaining your roof only 3-4 times in 30 years. It is cost effective and can save thousands of your hard earned dollars !!
Many roofers may claim that you need your roof to be replaced, while that might be true depending on the age or other mitigating factors. We will NEVER clean a roof that needs a TRUE replacement. We can advise you based on our 28 years of experience in roof systems, if your roof is in dire need of a cleaning or replacing.
So before you call out the roofer who wants to sell you a new roof, Or a roof cleaner that will offer to clean a roof in any condition, give us the opportunity to offer a cost effective solution for your roof. We can offer a professional opinion on based on experience and not your pocketbook.