Has your roof begun to show signs of aging? Sometimes what we think is aging is actually just filth and dirt. Algae, moss, and mildew should be removed to keep the integrity of your roofing system intact. But does the homeowner need to climb on a roof with a hose, soap, and a brush to clean away the filth? There is a better way!
Copper Cat Roof Cleaning System!
The name of this product doesn’t give much information about what it actually does. Therefore, this article will hopefully guide you through what Copper Cat is and why you should consider this product for your roof.
According to Modern Builders Supply, “Copper Cat Algae Terminating Roofing Strips are a natural, permanent solution to eliminating existing algae, mold, moss, and mildew for the life of the roof. They are made of 99.96% pure antimicrobial grade copper which is 16 ounces of 24 gauge copper which provides durability. They oxidize naturally while keeping your asphalt shingles clean.” The overall width of the Copper Cat strips is 4 inches, with exposure at 3 inches. There is a ½ inch nailing flange under the shingle and the “hump” or bend also takes up ½ an inch.
In basic terms, this product is installed near the top of your roof. When it rains, the drops fall on the strips and filter down cleaning the surface of your roof. Algae, mold, and moss don’t stand a chance against copper so they are washed away. It does take time for a roof filled with algae to come clean. In fact, some have stated it can take several months or up to a year. It all depends on the amount of rain an area gets.
Inexpensive shingles do not have the amount of copper needed to keep a roof clean and fresh. Therefore, this cleaning strip can help keep the roof clean and extend the life of the surface.
This product should be installed by professionals who understand the process behind Copper Cat strips. It may be difficult for the DIY weekend warrior to find the proper position to nail them in place with ease.
Happy Home Roofing in Hagerstown is trained in the proper installation procedures for Copper Cat strips. With one quick call, we can schedule a time to come look at your roof and discuss if this product will be beneficial to you and the longevity of your roofing system.
If you are looking to sell your home in 2023, it would be highly beneficial to speak with us about installing these strips. When a potential buyer comes to look at your home, a dingy roof can be a quick turn-off. However, if they see a clean crisp roof, they understand your desire to keep the roof in tip-top shape. The curb appeal is unmatched between a clean fresh roof vs. a dirty grimy filthy roof.
Give us a call if your roof is looking grimy and needs proper cleaning. Copper Cat Roof Strips may be just what you need to bring life back into your roof!
Call Happy Home Roofing in Hagerstown today!