WHY USE COPPER ROOFING STRIPS?

When it comes to protecting your roof from moss, algae, or other vegetation, solutions seem to be a dime a dozen – So why is Copper Cat THE BEST SOLUTION?

Copper Cat:

Offers the only product on the market that truly covers all bases when it comes to your roof’s protection against moss and algae growth. Copper cat offers an algae-removal solution that is:

Environmentally Friendly:

The copper strips designed by Copper Cat are an entirely eco-friendly solution for algae removal. This fact alone makes Copper Cat Algae Terminator an exceptional product in comparison to the traditional methods for algae removal such as power washing or by scrubbing away algae with bleach or corrosive chemicals.

Sustainable:

Made of 99.9% pure copper, Copper Cat’s copper strips will continue to work for hundreds of years and can be reused on new roofs. Another great benefit is that copper actually lasts longer and is stronger than zinc, another product that claims to produce similar results as copper. However, Copper is a better alloy in this sense, attributed to the fact that it is a non-corroding metal, unlike zinc. The color of the copper strips will also oxidize over time and lose their shiny appearance, allowing them to blend into the color of most roofs’ shingles.

Effective:

Copper Cat is an extremely effective solution due to the natural release of copper ions onto your roof’s shingles that are washed down in rainwater from the copper strip installations. Did you know that Copper Cat’s strips are more effective than regular copper strips? This is attributed to their customized and unique design that actually prolongs the water contact! Which makes them super powerful and effective.

Easy:

With a one-time installation (unlike countless power-washing or bleaching treatments), Copper Cat is an easy solution. All other algae solutions on the market involve rigorous manual labor by combining scrubbing with abrasive chemicals or products to eliminate algae growth. Not with Copper Cat – instead, install the custom Copper Cat copper strips and they will do the ‘scrubbing’ for you.

Affordable:

As mentioned, this is a sustainable product – that means you won’t have to buy Copper Cat copper strips over and over again like you would for other algae removal solutions. They are also a great deal because they can be reused on the following roofs when the old ones are eventually needing to be replaced. Make the smart move towards keeping your home healthy with Copper Cat’s set of 10 Copper Cat Algae Terminator strips for only $419.00. For more information on this algae terminating solution or to place your order, CLICK HERE.


ROOF STAIN PREVENTION

Have you ever looked at your roof? I mean really taken a good look? What does it look like?

If you have dark patches spreading across the shingles, and perhaps the beginning of moss growth, you need to take action. The first step of roof stain prevention is understanding what it is that is causing the stains to develop on your roof in the first place.

Roof stains, more accurately identified as algae growth, is actually a result of moisture interacting with the limestone in your roof’s asphalt shingles. The moisture and limestone interact, producing a perfect environment for algae growth. Since limestone actually fuels algae growth, this small problem can become quite detrimental to the integrity of you roof in a short matter of time.

Did you know that algae growth on any roof can lead to a variety of damaging consequences if left untreated? Algae growth is not only harmful to the integrity of your roof’s asphalt shingles, but can also lead to the growth of additional types of fungi such as lichen, moss and other vegetation. As well, when algae continues to develop on a roof’s shingles, the surface area becomes less reflective and absorbs more sunlight, which is transferred into the house as heat, actually raising energy costs.

How Do I Prevent Roof Stains?

Copper Cat has created the ultimate solution for preventing roof stains, algae growth, as well as the growth of moss and other vegetation. Copper Cat has identified that the most effective method is by installing its copper strips along under your roof’s ridges. This may sound too simple to be true – but it’s not. Copper Cat uses the natural process of water interacting with copper to release ions that prevent growth of algae, mold, moss, etc. on shingles. As well, Copper Cat’s double-sided copper strips are 20 times stronger than zinc strips, and will continue to work to destroy algae growth for hundreds of years and can be reused on any new roof.

Sound Good? – It’s Even Better

Not only does Copper cat offer a solution that actually works for both algae elimination and prevention, but this product also comes with an additional array of benefits. Copper Cat’s copper strips are easy to install, are an environmentally friendly solution, and are actually very sustainable and affordable. Get started on enhancing your roof’s health today by purchasing Copper Cat’s set of 10 Copper Cat Algae Terminator strips for only $313.00. With Copper Cat, roof stain worries are a thing of the past, Click here to learn more about this innovative solution.


COPPER VS ZINC ROOFING STRIPS

Are you feeling frustrated with the algae?

If you have a roof that seems to be constantly plagued by algae, many homeowners all over North America are feeling your pain. If you have decided to turn to the internet to research the best methods for moss and algae removal, brace yourself to get even more overwhelmed. Some sources swear by power washing, others claim that spritzing on and scrubbing away algae with vinegar, bleach, soda carbonate or even homemade solutions is the best approach. Surprisingly, most of these methods will do the trick…temporarily. However, getting rid of the immediate and visible algae growth only eliminates the immediate evidence of the algae growth, not what is actually causing it.

Due to the fact that algae thrives on the limestone in asphalt shingles, no matter how many times you try to physically scrub it away, it will still continue to return over time. In addition to this frustration, using abrasive methods such as power washing or bleach will potentially do even more destruction to your roof and will more than likely not be covered by your manufacturer’s warranty. But there is a sustainable solution… well actually two. It has been discovered that the best, most sustainable, easiest and eco-friendly solution can be applied by installing either copper or zinc strips onto your home’s roof.

Zinc Roofing Strips

Zinc and Copper roofing strips share several benefits such as allowing for easy installation and helping to prevent and destroy algae growth. Algae growth is prevented by zinc or copper strips due to the ions that are released from the strips as rainwater flows down the roof. Although zinc strips will also work to eliminate algae growth on asphalt shingles, there are quite a few downsides to choosing zinc over copper. The first major downfall is the long-term durability of zinc strips. Over time, zinc strips will begin to be affected from the elements causing them to warp, crack or break. As well, over time the zinc strips will become susceptible to rust, causing them to become less and less effective as time goes on.

Copper Roofing Strips

As mentioned, copper roofing strips share the same benefits as zinc strips. However, copper actually packs a few more benefits than zinc. The largest benefit being that copper lasts longer and is stronger, due to the fact that it is a non-corroding metal, unlike zinc. The color of the copper strips will also oxidize over time and lose their shiny appearance, allowing them to blend into the color of most roofs’ shingles.

Copper Cat’s copper strips are the all-around effective and sustainable solution to any algae problem on any homeowner’s roof. Copper Cat’s strips made of 99.9% pure grade copper and they will continue to work for hundreds of years down the road; they can be reused on new roofs. Copper Cat’s copper strips are 20x stronger than zinc strips, only enhancing their durability and value. If that wasn’t enough, Copper Cat’s strips are actually more effective than regular copper strips thanks to their unique design that prolongs the water contact with the copper.

Copper Cat outweighs any of the other attempts, solutions or theory out there including zinc strips, or chemicals in the roofing industry that claim to eliminate new or existing algae, moss or mold growth on roofs. What we have is a real, proven and a permanent solution!

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WHY IS ALGAE GROWING ON MY ROOF?

Why is algae growing on my roof?

Your home is your pride and joy and most likely the largest purchase you have made in your life – why wouldn’t you want to protect it? Yet, over the years you may have starting noticing that black or green algae is beginning to grow and thrive on your asphalt shingles. This growth is due to the fact that one of the key ingredients in asphalt shingles is in fact limestone. Limestone is naturally composed of calcium carbonate, which is what algae feeds on in order to spread. This paired with the moisture from the rain or humidity helps to provide the perfect and notorious living environment for algae, moss and lichen.

What does algae do to my roof?

Algae actually harms your roof by slowly consuming the natural limestone in the asphalt shingles, ultimately weakening and diminishing the shingles integrity. However, this is not the only problem associated with algae growth, as algae spreads it produces a dark pigment on your roof. As this pigment accumulates on shingles, the roof becomes less reflective and absorbs more sunlight, which is transferred into the house as heat, consequently raising your energy costs. If left untreated, algae growth will only continue to do further damage to your roof.

What happens if I don’t treat it?

Algae growth will most likely not be your biggest problem if left untreated. Did you know this algae actually colonizes, leading to the development of fungus? At this stage, the fungi colonies start to bond together and form lichens. From this stage, moss will begin to develop creating an environment for additional vegetation to cultivate. As well, it is important to treat algae growth sooner than later because these types of growths are not usually covered by manufacturer’s warranties.

What if the best method for algae removal?

There are many techniques and methods used in algae removal. However, due to the fact that many types of treatment are not covered in your roof’s manufacturer’s warranty, it is risky to actually “clean” your roof through power washing or using abrasive chemicals – not to mention damaging to the environment. In fact, attempting to use algae eliminating chemicals can actually do more damage, by further damaging shingles and reducing the overall integrity of your roof.

Copper Cat’s sustainable algae removal solution.

Copper Cat has created an innovative, simple and environmentally friendly solution to help salvage your roof from algae growth. Copper Cat uses the natural process of water interacting with copper to release ions that prevent growth of algae, mold, moss, etc. on shingles. As well, Copper Cat’s double-sided copper strips are 20 times stronger than zinc strips, and will continue to work to destroy algae growth for hundreds of years.

Learn more about Copper Cat’s innovative and environmentally solution for your roof here.