If first impressions are everything, and they are when it comes to curb appeal, you don’t want the impression of your home marred by ugly black streaks on your roof caused by algae. And if you live in Middle Tennessee, you know algae stains, black mold-like stains, and streaks that appear on roofs, are a common problem due to the high humidity and dense forestry in the area.
You can protect the beauty and preserve the value of your home with the help of Atlas shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector — the only shingles with the Atlas Lifetime Algae Resistance Limited Warranty against the black streaks caused by algae. Here’s the truth about the benefits of Atlas shingles with Scotchgard Protector. Take and look and give us a call for a free estimate. We’ll help you choose the stain-resistant shingles that are right for your home.
Getting Rid of Algae Stains
If you aren’t in the market for a new roof, you can clean your shingles and improve the appearance of your home. We highly recommend you hire a professional and stay off that ladder. But you can spray wash the roof yourself with a 50 percent mix of water and bleach to get rid of the algae. (Do not use a pressure washer. They’re likely to damage the shingles.)
Before you choose to clean your roof, check your manufacturer’s warranty. By doing the cleaning yourself, you may void your warranty or even your homeowner’s insurance. You should also check the manufacturer’s website for information on cleaning your shingles.
If you decide to move forward, try to avoid extremely hot days. When you’re ready, move all lawn furniture, etc. away from the area, and wet your foundation plantings first to protect them.
Once you’re finished spraying your roof rinse everything in clean water when you’re done. Learn more.