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Algae Streaks on Roofs

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You’ve seen them.  Those unsightly black streaks on the roof of an otherwise-beautiful home.  They are not caused by soot from the chimney, as some may believe, but are actually algae that form on the shingles.

Algae grows most often on a roof that is shaded by trees, or on the North side of the home, which receives less sunlight.

Does this black algae shorten the life of a roof? Some say it really has no affect. Others disagree, arguing that the algae actually feeds off of the limestone filler that’s an ingredient in many asphalt shingles.Continue reading…

Increase Cost of Building Materials After a Rough Winter

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The building industry cannot escape the law of supply and demand.

Recently there was an article in an online roofing magazine (RoofingAuthority.com) reporting a double digit increase in the price of shingles.  The increase is due to the increased demand for shingles in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.  Imagine the huge number of roofs needing to be replaced after the devastating hurricane.  Manufacturers shipped large supply orders to the east coast, leaving less for the rest of the country.Continue reading…

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