Roofs naturally age as soon as they are exposed to outside elements. The components of your home ages differently, making it difficult to predict how long your shingles will last. You must know about the normal signs of roof aging to protect yourself from storm chasers who claim your roof is damaged when it’s not.
Blue-green algae, also known as gloeocapsa magma, affects more than 80% of roofing systems in the country. It leaves dark black stains wherever it grows and makes millions of perfectly good roofs look old way before their time.
As a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor, Thompson Roofing and Construction is no stranger to this unsightly growth. Gloeocapsa magma may be blue-green in color, but it is surrounded by a dark brownish-black shell that protects it against the sun’s rays. Over time, these dark shells cause the telltale streaking on the roof.
With so many roofers operating in the industry, you have to rely on your interviewing skills to separate the good from the bad. Considering the magnitude of the job and the amount of the money that will change hands, you can’t afford to hire the wrong contractor.
Preventive maintenance is paramount for protecting your roof. Scheduling routine professional inspections is key to delaying the aging process of your roofing system. For Thompson Roofing and Construction, here are some of its practical benefits:
Many homeowners wait until their roof leaks for repairs, which can result in premature wear and even extensive damage on their property. If you detect signs of roof deterioration, such as mold growth and dried up caulking, then it’s time to consider roof repair. [Read more…]
Your roof requires regular maintenance and repairs if you want it to stay in good condition throughout its entire service life. While some homeowners try repairing their roof on their own, we do not recommend this practice. As a top roofing contractor in our area, we recommend leaving roof repair in the hands of skilled professionals like us. Here’s why: [Read more…]