WOULD YOU BUY A HOUSE IF THE POOL LOOKED LIKE THIS?
WOULD YOU BUY A HOUSE IF THE ROOF LOOKED LIKE THIS?
What is your first reaction to the pool picture? Yuck! â€“ what is growing in that pool? I wouldnâ€™t even think about diving in that pool of slimy microscopic creatures. Thatâ€™s disgusting!
What was your first reaction to the roof picture? Oh â€“ itâ€™s just a roof? Itâ€™s up there where I donâ€™t have to see and think about it. Out of sight out of mind â€“ right?
Well, did you know that the same health concerns about that slimy pool are relevant to the roof as well?
And did you know that the same is true when it comes to property value in both instances?
IS A DIRTY ROOF A HEALTH CONCERN?
Dr. Victor H Morgenroth, a semi-retired adjunct professor of neurology at University of Michigan, says it very well could be.
Here is an excerpt of an article that he wrote on roof stains.
Having your roof cleaned actually makes sense. It isnâ€™t just aesthetics. While people like to say that dirty roofs lower a propertyâ€™s value and may make it hard to sell, the â€œdirtâ€ on a roof actually shortens its life span and can even present a health hazard. Furthermore, the â€œdark stainsâ€ 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 isnâ€™t just dust â€“ itâ€™s alive. Some of the black or very dark roof stains are caused by a resilient type of algae, Gloeocapsamagma(a type of blue-green algae commonly found in climates with warm, humid summers). The algae grow in standing water [comment mine: and I would contend swimming poolsâ€¦ie, above picture], as well as in our lakes and ponds. The algal spores are carried to our roofs from the water sources by the wind and birds, and then from roof to roof where it grows and feeds on the limestone filler in asphalt shingles and the real dirt on tile roofs maybe in some cases the tiles themselves. Worse still, as the algae grow, they retain water and foster the growth of other roof inhabitants.
[Comment mine: any pool owner will know the frustration involved in keeping a pool clean from these microscopic living organisms that not only make the pool look disgusting, but can cause serious illness to the swimmer].
SRC Roof Cleaning Division contends that dirty roofs and dirty pools may not only be potentially unhealthy, but will affect your property value in a huge way. A potential buyer will reduce the offer to buy your house if the pool looks like the above picture. The same is true for the roof.
Give SRC Roof Cleaning Division a call to take care of your dirty roof problem today.