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Dealing with Roof Algae Buildup

When it comes to roofing, most Bay Area homeowners try to get the most out of their investments by making upgrades to secure longevity and performance. However, while it’s important to address integral aspects like waterproofing and ventilation, few homeowners consider another important factor: the buildup of algae and mold on roof shingles.

While not a threat to your roof’s integrity, algae and mold buildup on shingles can be an unwelcome eyesore. Photo: Ross Roofing & Construction, Inc. (2014)

While not a threat to your roof’s integrity, algae and mold buildup on shingles can be an unwelcome eyesore. Photo: Ross Roofing & Construction, Inc. (2014)

The good news is that unlike faulty waterproofing, which can result in expensive repairs or replacement, algae buildup on shingles won’t compromise a roof’s integrity. Continue reading “Dealing with Roof Algae Buildup” »

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The Benefits of a Leaf Protection System

Many things can affect the functionality of your house’s gutters, but the most common issue is a buildup of fallen leaves. When gutters are full of debris, they can no longer effectively divert rainwater and instead start to overflow, which can cause them to corrode and bow under the weight of the water. Keeping your gutters free of debris typically involves getting on a ladder and removing leaves and twigs, either by hand-scooping them or flushing them out with a hose. You can hire a roof maintenance professional to do this for you, but there’s another option that will prevent debris buildup from happening in the first place. Continue reading “The Benefits of a Leaf Protection System” »

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