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What is with these ugly, black streaks on my home’s roof?

Black streaks are a result of microbial parasites feeding off limestone filler found in modern asphalt shingles. Rain mixes with limestone and creates a food source for parasite growth. These parasites manifest as large, black streaks on your home’s roof.

 

Why should I care about black streaks on my rooftop?

This is more than a cosmetic problem or an issue of your home’s curb appeal. Algae growth will significantly age your shingles, making them more brittle and prone to chipping or breaking off. If left unaddressed, you’ll need to invest in a roof repair or replacement, costing you thousands of dollars.

How does the EraserSpacer™ fix the problem?

The EraserSpacer™ disrupts this growth of algae as rain water interacts with the copper plate. As rain falls onto your home, small copper ions detach from the copper plate panel and run down the slope of your roof.

When these ions encounter algae spores, they kill them on contact and wash them off your roof for good; leaving your rooftop clean without expensive chemical cleaners.

Why can’t I just continue to clean my roof with chemicals?

While chemical cleaners may touch up your rooftop’s black streaks initially, they will not fix the root of black streaks: algae growth. Not to mention the general wear and tear rooftops experience each time contractors climb up onto your roof.

Over time, you’ll notice the black streak’s eventual return.

We do, however, recommend you have your roof cleaned once prior to the installation of the EraserSpacer™. Ask us how to get a complimentary cleaning on your roof.

Should I get my roof cleaned before I invest in the EraserSpacer™?

Yes, we recommend a roof cleaning before installation of the EraserSpacer™. Ask us how to get a complimentary cleaning on your roof when you schedule a free consultation with us.

What sort of credentials does the EraserSpacer™ have?

Our product is backed by Dr. Gary S. Huvard, president of Huvard Research and Consulting, Inc. and his team of chemical engineers. Their research examined the effectiveness of the copper plates used with the EraserSpacer™ and stated:

“By installing copper strips at the ridgeline of your roof, you are vaccinating the entire roof against colonization by algae. Compared to shingles containing copper-releasing granules, which may or may not last for the lifetime of the roof, copper plates are both cost-effective and will last a lifetime” (Huvard, 2020).

How long does the EraserSpacer™ take to install?

It will take our crew an estimated six hours to install the EraserSpacer™ on your home’s roof.

Will the EraserSpacer™ void my warranty?

The EraserSpacer™ disrupts growth of algae as rain water interacts with the copper plate. As rain falls onto your home, small copper ions detach from the copper plate panel and run down the slope of your roof.

When these ions encounter algae spores, they kill them on contact and wash them off your roof for good; leaving your rooftop clean without expensive chemical cleaners.

4. How long can I expect to see results of the EraserSpacer™ eliminating dark spots on my roof?

Our team estimates you will begin to see effects of the EraserSpacer™ eliminating black streaks on your roof just six weeks from installation. While full elimination of black streaks varies depending on seasonality and climate, you can expect to see results in about six months.

 

How do I know if the EraserSpacer™ is right for my roof?

If you are a homeowner looking for a quick, affordable and permanent solution to black streaks accumulating on your rooftop, the EraserSpacer™ is for you!

Can I install the EraserSpacer™ myself?

Yes, we sell the EraserSpacer™ to individuals who wish to install our product themselves. Check out our tips on how to install the EraserSpacer™. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have about our product or our installation instructions.

 

I’m a contractor, can I purchase the EraserSpacer™ to install for my clients?

We’re developing our product in the Richmond, Virginia area. We expect to sell EraserSpacer™ units to roofing contractors in the United States by the end of 2021.

I live outside of the Richmond, Virginia area. How do I get an EraserSpacer™ for my home?

We’re currently working on developing our product in the Richmond, Virginia area. We expect to sell EraserSpacer™ units to roofing homeowners across the United States by the end of 2021.

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