Although more common on roofs in humid places, algae on shingles and asphalt are among the many causes of roof discoloration. Algae does not make the material more vulnerable to sun and weather damage, but a discolored roof may affect the house’s overall appearance and may even lower its resale value.
Getting rid of roof algae can be as easy as these four steps:
- Mix 1 quart of bleach (6% sodium hypochlorite) and ¼ cup of trisodium phosphate in 1 gallon of water. This will serve as your cleaning agent.
- Place the mixture into a pump type sprayer and shake well
- Spray onto the roof’s surface and allow it to settle for 15 minutes
- Rinse with a high-pressured hose
Repairing your roof, however, is a different story, as it often requires the experience and the technical knowledge of professionals. For your roofing repair needs in Texas, our team of experts at Black Slate Roofing, LLC is ready to assist you. Call us at (512) 969-6790 today and tell us about your roofing problems.