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What Causes Shingle Discolouration On Roofing

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If you live in a humid area of the country, you’re probably used to seeing dark streaks on asphalt shingle roofing around your neighbourhood. This discolouration is often blamed on a combination of dirt, defective shingles, or even mold or mildew, but the most common culprit is actually a blue-green algae known as Gloeocapsa Magma that is spread by airborne spores.

Although this algae doesn’t door much real harm to roofing, it doesn’t always look good for the property and can affect the resale value of your home; especially if those viewing it attribute it to something more damaging like mold or mildew. Roofing contractors like ourselves will tell you that whilst algae like this can be removed, it is almost impossible to prevent, given that algae survives through feeding on limestone filler and photosynthesis.

If you are concerned about algae on your roof you can get in touch through our contact page or check out our services page for more information on what we can do to fit your roofing needs!

 

Eavestroughs, Soffits, and Fascias

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An eaves and eavestrough system is essentially your rainwater system. As water runs off of the roof, it collects in the eavestrough or “gutter” that generally runs the whole way around the edge of your house. The water in your eavestrough is then fed into your downspout pipe, which allows the water to safely travel to the ground.

Having an eavestrough is important as it controls water flow and ensures moisture doesn’t pool and damage your property. If you are having eavestrough work done, it is a great time to have your soffit board and panels checked!

Soffits run along the bottom of your roof and connect to your eavestrough. They not only provide ventilation to your roof, but they’re also aesthetically pleasing to the eye and protect your rafters from outdoor elements.

A fascia is an extended piece of aluminum that is attached horizontally along the bottom edge of your roof. It improves both the aesthetic and the function of the roof and rainwater system that is vital protection of your home’s underlying structure: its moulding forms a visually pleasing transition from the room deck to your soffit, enhancing your curb appeal.

Thankfully a little protection can go a long way, and moss can be combated with regular care. If you’d like us to come have a look at your roof you can get in touch through our contact page or check out our services page for more information on what we can do to fit your roofing needs!