Your roof is one of your home’s core components. It’s good to be curious about your roofing system as a responsible homeowner as it educates you about how it works and how to keep it in pristine condition for as long as you can. However, there are some questions that aren’t frequently asked, and we’re more than glad to shed light on the answers of some of these questions today.
In this post, your trusted roofing contractor, M & A Roof Home Improvement addresses two of the most uncommon roofing questions.
Why Is Felt Paper Used as a Roofing Material?
Felt paper is commonly used in roofing projects as a release between wood and asphalt roofing materials. Before they gained popularity, it was used on roofs because when the sap comes out from the wood, it would damage the rear part of the asphalt shingles which can cause them to deteriorate. Having felt paper solves this problem.
It’s also a good source of lightweight protection against rains and storms. They help supplement your current protective roofing materials. Also, keep in mind that the kind of felt changes depending on the roofing product you’re using.
How Do I Remove Shingle Stains?
Believe it or not, shingle stains are a common residential roofing issue that affects homeowners across the world. These stains are caused by algae that thrive on the minerals and moisture present on your roof shingles. You’ll notice that these stains are common in parts of your roof that don’t get a lot of sun. While they do not cause damage, they definitely tarnish the image of your roof. To clean the stains off, you can use a pump sprayer loaded with a mixture of one part bleach and two parts water. Once you’re done washing them off, rub the surface gently with a soft brush on an extension pole. Be sure to do this using a ladder, or from the ground to reduce any chance of accidents occurring. We also recommend adding zinc or copper strips along the roof edge to pick up the granules.
Knowing the answers to these questions can help you approach your future roofing projects or issues with more confidence so it’s a good idea to always stay curious about your roofing system. M & A Roof Home Improvement is the trusted name when it comes to residential roofing and roof repair services. Give us a call at (757) 779-5244. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, VA.