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How to Remove Algae from Your Roofing

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How To Remove Algae From Your Roofing


On the parts of your roof that don’t get much sunlight, algae can begin to form on the shingles. Often mistaken for mold, algae on shingles appears as black streaks. Algae on your roof shingles doesn’t just discolor them—it can also damage them over time. If left to progress, algae can eat away at the materials in your shingles, causing deterioration of your roof. Luckily, cleaning algae from your shingles is a fairly simple process. There are a couple of options to consider if you want to rid your roof of algae marks.

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The Importance Of Ventilation

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Did you know your roof can "suffocate" if not vented properly?

Though it may not seem like it from down on the ground, your roof is a structure that requires breath, similar to our lungs. This means that there must be an adequate amount of air flowing in and out of your roof, or it will “suffocate” and cause many issues. Unfortunately, the importance of ventilation within our roofs is a component often overlooked by many roofing companies. This leads to excess moisture within the attic and damages the roofing material and structure. Inadequate ventilation in your attic can lead to various problems:

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How do you know when your roof is leaking?

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Before water starts dripping into your home, there are a few different things you can look for to protect your home’s structure, without climbing up on your roof.

     1.     Excess Shingle Granules

Worn out shingles will shed black granules into your eavestrough and gutters, and may leave bare spots on your roof that are noticeable from the ground.

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How to Select a Roofing Contractor

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The roof is one of the most important parts of any property and without a good quality roof, you will be compromising everything from your home’s safety to its energy efficiency. If you need roofing work done then, it’s crucial that you get the right professional for the job.

In Calgary, AB it seems as if there’s many roofing contractors throughout the city that setup over night. This can make it difficult to trust and select a reputable company that offers a great service.

Follow these three easy steps and you can be sure that the person you end up hiring is qualified, experienced and

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