NEXT DAY CONSTRUCTION & ROOFING
Grand Rapids Michigan
When you live in Michigan, it is not unusual to see roof discoloration. There are many factors that contribute to staining roofs and while most stains are cosmetic, some can be more damaging than you may expect. Next Day Construction & Roofing is passionately obsessed. Next Day Construction & Roofing is about doing what it takes to make the customer happy, and they guarantee their work. Their owners are not just sitting behind desks; they are on top of roofs and talking with homeowners and customers, ensuring you are beyond satisfied with the customer service.
There are many sources of roof staining and they vary in importance, from cosmetic to harmful to the roof. Here we give a few examples of all sorts of roof stains and what causes them.
Dark black or brown roof shingle stains are often caused by black algae, bleed-through, or extractive bleeding of asphalt, dirt, soot, or organic debris.
The red stains on the roof are almost certainly from rusting metal, perhaps rusty chimney flashing.
Black streaks on shingles caused by algae or fungal growth used to be limited to warm, humid climates.
Limestone is economical and makes a durable shingle, but the calcium carbonate in the limestone supports algae growth. In algae-resistant (AR) shingles, zinc or copper granules are mixed in with the colored stone topping. When the shingles get wet, the zinc or copper is released, inhibiting algae growth.
Most black stains on roof shingles are due to algae or sooty molds, but a few black stain shingle problems are traced to a faulty product.
Replacing your roof is probably one of the costliest and rewarding projects that you’ll ever do. Besides finding the right company to do the job. Next Day Construction & Roofing is pleased to install or repair just about every kind of roof. They are owned and operated by a team of knowledgeable roofing professionals. And these team members are ready to help you with all of your roofing needs.