Some of the most common roofing questions are about the cost of a replacement and the usual timeframe for a roofing project. However, there are also less common questions that may be helpful to many homeowners. Knowing these uncommon scenarios can prove to be beneficial to you someday.
1. What Are the Black Stains on My Shingles?
These are algae stains that eat away the minerals making up your shingles. They usually grow on the upper parts of your roof then spread downward, following the flow of water. Though they don’t affect the performance of your roof, they can be unappealing, especially when the rest of your home looks well-maintained. Getting rid of algae stains before they can become lichen (which is harder to remove) is key to keeping your roof attractive. You can use a solution of one part bleach and two parts water to wash the stains out. Make sure to rinse your roof thoroughly as bleach can affect the support structures under your roof. Avoid using power washers since they can damage the shingles.
2. Eggs Were Thrown on Top of My Roof. How Do I Clean Them Off?
If you can immediately flush out the eggs before they get cooked and baked under the sun, you only need to consider how much water you’ll need to thoroughly wash them off. But if the eggs have already baked onto the surface of your roof, you’ll need to soak the affected area with water and use a cleaning solution intended for removing protein stains.
3. There Are Frozen Nail Tips in My Attic. Why Does This Happen?
Frozen nail tips form when the humid air from your home seeps into the attic and condenses on the cold steel surface of the nails. This is a sign that your attic has sealing issues that need to be addressed ASAP. Several small leaks that you can’t see can be detected by a home energy specialist using a thermographic imaging device.
Keep your roof in the best condition by hiring a reliable contractor like Willi Roofing Services. We are a reputable roofing company that specializes in replacing old roofs and helping customers file insurance claims for storm damage. We look forward to working with you! Get started on your roofing project by filling out our contact form or by calling us at (512) 394-8234.