Owning a home is a great way to build equity. If you have a house in an area where the property values are on the rise, you can usually expect a healthy return on your investment if you decide to sell your home. If you’re preparing to sell your home, it’s always a good idea to hire an inspector to check out the property to ensure that everything looks good. One area of the home where many people tend to forget (until it’s too late) is the roof. Roof damage can be caused in many different ways, including extreme weather, heat, and even mold or algae.

If you want to protect your roof from the potentially disastrous effects of algae and mold, you’ll need to invest in copper roof strips like the ones we make here at Copper Cat. While zinc has long been the go-to roof strip used to prevent mold and algae damage, our strips are much better. Not only do they stop the spread of damaging microorganisms, they look better, last longer, and they are reusable. Read on to find out just a few of the ways that these strips can save you a lot of money, then contact us to order the strips you need to keep your roof safe and sound!

The Cost of a Roof Replacement

According to Angie’s List, the cost of replacing a roof that has been destroyed by mold and algae can run anywhere from $1,200 (for a flat roof) up to $30,000 or more for pitched roofs with wood, tile, or slate shingles. While this is a huge range, it is a good idea to plan for the worst. By ordering and installing Copper Cat roof strips, you can protect yourself from the damage wrought by pesky organisms like algae and moss.

In addition to stopping and preventing the spread of these beasties, our copper strips will also stop other animals from using moss and decaying roof materials for their nests. By investing in roof strips, you are stopping all manner of animals and organisms from damaging your roof.

Avoid Roof Cleaning Costs and Damage

There are many companies out there who will try to sell you a roof-cleaning package. While most of these groups do understand the damage that algaes and molds can cause to your roof, their solution — chemicals and power washing — isn’t much better for the health of your roof. All modern tiles and shingles are designed and manufactured with special materials or finishes that work to prevent the buildup of microorganisms as well as damage brought by hail, wind, and extreme heat. If you sign up for a roof cleaning service, they will use strong chemicals and highly pressurized water to blast away any mold that has started to accumulate. As soon as they’re finished, your roof will look better, but it is only temporary. The chemicals they use have caused damage to your shingles that basically guarantee that these hungry things will be back. Over time, you will require more frequent cleanings that will stop the spread of mold and algae for less and less time.

Contact us today to order enough copper roof strips to prevent mold and algae from damaging your roof. There is really no easier way to keep money in your pocket than with our roof strips. If you’re thinking about selling your home in the future and you don’t want to deduct the cost of a new roof from your asking price, you’ll want to start taking care of your roof as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please check out the rest of our website or contact our customer service department today!