No Mess Gutters & Roofing is a full-service roofing company with a tremendous reputation for honest, reliable, and expert roofing and gutter services. Very much a part of the Houston community, led by owner Jeff Lambert. They offer full roofing services, including roof rejuvenation treatment and restoration for roof algae on asphalt shingles.
In this video, Jeff discussed Roof Algae and how to identify it, and control it with their Rejuvenation Treatment.
” What we’re looking at here is just the black algae attacking the asphalt shingle’s roofs. The sun is just beating down on this super hard. The granulars, which is the protective layer of the shingles, helps to protect against the UV rays. Once the black – and the sun is depleting the asphalt oil. Once the black algae starts attacking the roof, it depletes the asphalt oils even further. Back in the day, you would just wash this. When you wash it with SH, sodium hypochlorite, basically, bleach, it then will further dry out the shingles. Then it will start shedding the granulars at an excessive rate.
That was just the way it was 15, 20 years ago. Now, with the rejuvenation treatment, you don’t have to do that. The rejuvenation treatment actually will smother the black algae. It will kill it completely, the pollutants, everything. Then give it 6 to 12 months, and it will naturally rinse clean. If you’re let’s say selling the home, and you need immediate, instant curb appeal, then yes, let’s wash it. We have to condition it because after it’s washed, if you don’t condition it, reintroduce the oils, the granulars are just going to be shedding. It’s going to look nice and clean, but when you get up in your gutters, you’re going to have a whole bunch of granulars in there, and that’s just not good. Plus, the sodium hypochlorite will further deplete, or not deplete, but deteriorate any of the other metals that are up there too.
You want to condition the roof after you’re done, make sure that it’s fully saturated with the oils. Like I said, the rejuvenation treatment itself will absolutely kill the black algae and remove it. I know that because I’ve personally done over 800 homes, I think, now. We’ve gone back to these homes. We’re now on our second treatments on some of these homes. We’ve gone back to where the black algae was far worse than this. Six months later, and it’s completely clean. It just depends on the area that you’re in though, but I can guarantee you that it will be gone within 12 months. That’s what we like about it.
This home is going to look spectacular after the black algae’s removed. When it gets put on there because it’s black it’s going to enhance that black oil stain look that it has right now. It’s actually killing the black algae. That’s what it’s doing. It’s reintroducing the oils, saturating with the oils. I don’t mean to be repetitive there, but it is turning around and reactivating the tar strip. It’s doing so many different things to the shingle, when it is thoroughly set it’s like it’s a brand-new shingle minus any aged wear and tear on there. “
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