Have Unsightly Algae Stains on your Dr Phillips Roof or Building ?

August 09, 2019

Have the afternoon thunderstorms and high humidity taken a toll on your Central Florida home or business? Leaving dark streaks on your roof or side of the building. Doing more than making your property look dingy,  it can damage your roof and reduce its lifespan. Which means you will need a new roof sooner than you anticipated.

There is no escaping, your roof its exposed to the Central Florida elements all day, every day.

The heat and high humidity make the perfect conditions for Algae, Fungus, and Moss to grow. Causing green and dark areas to appear on your roof.

Algae usually grows in the shaded or cooler parts of your roof. Typically transported by wind or animals, they cause black stains on your roof and feed off the asphalt.

Once fungus takes hold on your roof, it can be difficult to remove. Fungus feed on organic oil based shingles, and when the root like tentacles are established, they penetrate deep into the shingles.

“Moss can be detrimental to asphalt shingle performance. Moss can cause the leading edges of the shingles to lift or curl, which increases the risk of shingle blow-off during wind events. In severe cases, moss build-up can cause lateral water movement resulting in moisture damage to the roof deck or may even cause leaks,” Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association.

How can cleaning your roof help?

Algae, fungus, and moss, can cause shingles to deteriorate and wood to rot. Not only does this lead to expensive repairs, it can cause your roof to have a significant shorter life span. These organisms are constantly eating away at your roofing material.

Which cause dark stains that absorb the sun's rays, heating up the attic, which ends up baking the shingles from the inside out. These organisms also hold extra moisture, leaving the wood decking susceptible to rotting.

Protect your investment

Schick Roofing is a preferred Dr. Phillips and Southwest Orlando Roofing Contractor providing the Central Florida area with residential and commercial roofing services. We have the right equipment and fully trained technicians to clean and repair your roof.

Contact Schick Roofing for more information and a quote.