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Updated: May 21, 2020

What is Ionic interaction? It's the best thing since..."Sliced bread?"

Ill get to that shortly.

Why does it even matter? As mentioned in a previous post written, Roofs don't last as long as they used to. Now, it seems like the average roof life is about 20 years. I know a product that can extend the life of a roof up to 50 or 60 years!

It's an all natural solution to a dirty, aging roof problem! The roof is cleaned once and then we install a tangible, not some sort of snake oil spray, to slow down the aging and prevent algae. Copper Strips. While there are other preventive measures similar in concept to copper, such as zinc strips, I am going to focus on copper, copper last much longer and has a stronger effect. Here are some Key Features and Benefits of Copper:

  • Copper uses the natural process of ionic interaction with water

  • It will blend with most shingle colors after oxidation

  • Works on roofs made of shingles, slate or cedar.

  • Improve the look of your roof by preventing organic growths from algae, moss, mold or lichen.

  • Save money on having to clean your roof.

  • Copper will continue to work for years and years. It can be reused on each new roof you have.

  • The ionic interaction prevents algae from eating the limestone in the shingles, adding years to the life of the roof.

  • Ionic Interaction slows down the aging, curling, and blistering of shingles.

How is it done?

If your roof already has existing buildup of algae and streaks, it needs to be cleaned first for immediate results. Our low pressure roof wash kills these growths, but this alone doesn't prevent it from coming back. Once your roof has been cleaned, we then install copper strips at the top on the roof near the ridge and even up the hips if needed. When water from rain falls on the roof and hits the copper, the water becomes ionized, that puts a protective barrier of ions on your roof. These ions prevent the growth of organic invaders such as algae, moss, lichen and mold. After a while, the copper will oxidize and give you a seamless look with your existing color of shingle.

This solution can save thousands of dollars. No more need for yearly roof cleanings. No more dirty Roofs.You'll save your roof. That means you won't need another roof for a long time.

Tim Carter from has a fantastic book about this issue and solution here.

When should you install? It is best to install asap. SGR can handle any and all your roofing needs, large and small, commercial and residential.

Call 833-747-7472


OR set up appointment here for an estimate.

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