If you live in an area with tons of moisture or you have a lot of tall trees on your property, you might have noticed that your roof has started to turn a shade of green. While you probably just ignored it or assumed it was leaves or pine needles, it could be one or more potentially harmful kinds of mold, algae, or moss growing on your roof.
In this blog, we will cover the reasons that these growths can spring up, why they’re bad for your roof, and how Copper Cat can help you. We make copper roof strips that are designed to stop the spread of damaging growths on your roof. Our strips last much longer than zinc strips and protect your roof better than any other option on the market. Contact us to find out how we can help protect your home!
Why is There Moss, Algae, or Mold on My Roof?
Algae, mosses, and molds are tiny little microorganisms that can travel through the air thanks to precipitation or when they’re blown off of trees and other plants. When they land on your roof, they start chowing down on certain food sources that are common on most roofs — limestone in shingles, soil, and other materials. Then they start to spread and multiply. While these are really small organisms, as they grow and multiply, they can become a huge nuisance that makes your home look bad and can damage your roof to the tune of thousands and thousands of dollars. A damaged roof puts the rest of your house at risk, so the possible amount of damages caused by moss, algae, and mold can be catastrophic.
How Can I Stop This From Becoming a Problem?
While there are chemicals that say they can help stop the spread of these little beasties, the chemicals themselves can cause damage to the roof. The same goes for regular power washing — not only does extra water on your roof create perfect conditions for these organisms to thrive, it can damage the shingles themselves and leave them more open to infiltration.
So how do you protect your roof without hurting it in the process? With Copper Cat Algae Terminator strips! Made from pure copper, these strips are attached along the top of your roof. They release ions that prevent algae, moss, and mold from getting a foothold on your roof and they’ll even eliminate any of the organisms that are already there. Our copper roof strips are the absolute best way to keep your roof protected because unlike zinc strips which only clean the roof a little, our strips are designed to maximize the contact the water has with the copper to ensure a nice, even coat of ionized water all the way down your roof. These strips are also much more durable than zinc and will last for hundreds of years (you can even reuse them whenever you move or get a new roof), they’ll blend in with 90 percent of shingle colors, and they’re incredibly easy to install.
You won’t be able to believe the difference our product will make for your home. Contact us today to find out how you can order our roofing strips to protect your home from the threat of moss, algae, and mold! Whether you’re a contractor or a homeowner, we’ll be able to help you keep each roof you work on in better shape for a much longer time. We sell our strips by the box, so it is a good idea to know how many feet of roof you will need covered so that you can order the right amount.