We’ve all seen a house with an exceptionally dirty roof at one point or another. At Fiddler Roof Cleaning, naturally we tend the see these kinds of houses more than most. But even if you’re not in the business of roof cleaning at all, there’s something that you should know about living with a dirty roof. In essence, a dirty roof isn’t only unsightly to the eye, but it can also cost you more money and even adversely affect your health. Thanks for taking the time to check out this week’s blog. Join us as we go over some of the dangers of mold and roof algae.
Yes, it will Affect Your Health
No matter how you cut it, mold will always have a negative impact on your health. While many reports chronicle the affect of mold on those with allergy problems, the fact remains living in a mold infested home can make anyone sick. In South Florida, the black stains on our roofs are caused by Gloeocapsa magma, this is a blue green algae that’s predominantly found in warm and humid climates… something we are all too familiar with here in South Florida.
Although not all mold and fungi pose immediate dangers to our health, some forms are dangerous. This is especially true for families with older folks, toddlers and those who suffer from respiratory issues such as asthma. How exactly does the fungi make its way into your home? Well, there’s the air-conditioning system for starters. But also, when it rains, the mold makes its way to our driveways. These are the same sidewalks and driveways that we walk on before making our way inside the house. This makes the spreading of mold easier than you might imagine.
All About Energy
Did you know that having a roof that’s covered in mold can also directly impact your electricity bill? If the potential of getting sick doesn’t get your attention, this just might! Did you know the “dark stains” on a roof act as a sponge to absorb the sun’s heat, which causes a rise in the temperature inside a home or building, creating higher air conditioning bills. The dirt isn’t just dust – It’s alive!
In other words, when your roof is covered in mold or mildew, it forces your air conditioning system to work harder. This in turn leads to higher electricity bills. Research has proven that a clean, light-colored roof absorbs a lot less heat. This in turn reduces the cost of electric bills.
Damage to Your Roof
While affecting your health and utility bills are considerable setbacks of mold and algae, lets not overlook the most obvious and costly effect that it will have. It can and will slowly destroy your roof! Most people are aware that roof repairs are expensive. Now imagine if you had to replace your entire roof because it was eroded and damaged so badly. Mold and fungi will eat away at your roof and make costly repairs necessary.
At Fiddler Roof Cleaning, we are equipped with the skilled employees, proper tools and industry-leading cleaning products to make mold a thing of the past. No longer do you have to worry about that dirty roof decreasing your curb appeal, making your family sick or increasing your electric bills. By combining a unique low-pressure technique with Eco-Roof™, a potent but environmentally-friendly cleaner, we have the know-how to make your roof look like new.
Contact us now so we can swing into action and help you take the preventative measures that will get your roof clean once and for all!
Posted: September 28, 2015