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What are the Best Shingles for an Algae-Resistant Roof?

When unsightly algae grow on your roof, they decrease your home’s curb appeal and the lifespan of your current roof. Algae-resistant shingles are a solution to this common problem, protecting your home from unattractive algae, moss, and lichen.

Owens Corning StreakGuard Algae-Resistant Protection offers a great way to prevent unwanted growth on your roof shingles. Read on to learn how you can safeguard your home from algae growth and maintain your gorgeous curb appeal.

How Can You Prevent Unsightly Algae Growth?

Algae are transported through the air and connect to shingles causing brown or black streaks on roofs. They can spread from house to house, so if your neighbor’s roof has them, you may get them. While algae don’t change shingle performance, they wreck your home’s curb appeal. They occur most often in warm, humid weather throughout the country.

Algae tolerate drought and heat and can survive in a dormant state during the winter cold. There are several things that create the conditions that make algae grow and thrive. Avoid them and you’ll help keep your roof free from algae.

Trim Back Overhanging Branches

If nearby trees have branches that come into contact with your roof, trim them back.

Clean Out Your Clogged Gutters

Remove leaves, twigs, and debris from your gutters.

Get Rid of Standing Water

If you have standing water in your gutters or around your home’s perimeter, deal with the cause.

Keep Ugly Black Streaks off Your Roof!

Discover the Brilliant Makeup of Algae-Resistant Roof Shingles

With over 30 years of testing and algae resistance protection behind them, industry leader Owens Corning has engineered shingles that blend copper-lined granules (to help your roof resist algae growth) with colorful granules to keep your roof looking fabulous and help it last longer. Owens Corning StreakGuard Algae Resistance Protection helps prevent blue-green algae from wreaking havoc on your roof, so your roof doesn’t have unsightly black streaks dimming its appearance.

Customize Your Home’s Aesthetics with the Perfect Shingles

Owens Corning Shingles with StreakGuard Algae Resistance Protection comes in a variety of shingle styles and colors so you can achieve the optimal look for your home. You’ll get long-term curb appeal that keeps your property value up and is a delight to come home to.

Benefit from Low Maintenance Algae-Resistant Shingles

When unsightly black streaks form on a roof due to algae growth, your roof will need to be treated with a 50/50 solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water to remove the stains and restore your home’s beauty. It’s best to hire someone to do this to prevent accidents.

In contrast, if you choose algae-resistant roof shingles, they will need little to no maintenance to maintain their great looks.

Enjoy an Outstanding Warranty

A contractor recognized by Owens Corning (like us!) can help guide you to the best shingle choices for your roof, and ensure you abide by the manufacturer’s guidelines to get their outstanding warranty along with your new roof, giving you peace of mind in your home’s protection.

As a Platinum Preferred Contractor with Owens Corning, we provide you with the best roofing products and warranties the industry has to offer at a lower price than other companies. Our 5-year Labor Guarantee and Owens Corning’s 50-year warranty give you confidence your home is protected.

Owens Corning shingles come with a 25-year Algae-Resistance Limited Warranty. The warranty pairs proprietary shingle technology with hip and ridge components to safeguard your roof from ugly stains and streaks caused by algae.

Keep Your Roof Looking Like New

Your roof directly affects your home’s curb appeal, so when algae grows on it and creates black streaks, something needs to be done. Owens Corning Shingles with StreakGuard Algae Resistance Protection gives you peace of mind knowing your shingles have been engineered and tested to resist algae.

At Best Choice Roofing, we are recognized by Owens Corning as one of the top 1% of roofing contractors in the U.S., so you can rest assured that your roof will be installed with precision.

The Negative Effects of Roof Algae

1. Decreases Your Home’s Value

It puts off homebuyers to see ugly algae on your roof and could make them think your roofing system has considerable damage even if it doesn’t. Algae can give people a bad first impression of your home, causing them to assume it is in disrepair.

2. Contribute to Wood Rot

If the algae creates an environment that allows wood rot to thrive in your roofing system, it could compromise your roof’s safety and strength. Wood rot can lead to leaks, costly repairs, and the need for a replacement roof earlier than you expected.

3. Unhealthy Mold Could Develop

If moisture gets trapped in your roofing system, mold could flourish. When humidity combines with growing algae spores, it can become a breeding ground for unhealthy mold. And mold carries health risks with it, making it a risk for your well-being.

4. Your Roof’s Integrity Could Become Compromised

If left unaddressed for a long period of time, algae and mold growth on your roof could damage it beyond the point of simple repairs. Rotting wood can cause your roof to become unstable, shortening its lifespan.

5. Spreads to Other Structures

If you have a shed, carport, or barn on your property, the ugly algae that show up on your home could travel to the other structures you own and begin growing on them.

Get Superior Roofing Shingles and Keep Algae at Bay!

Since algae can grow on roof shingles and wreck your curb appeal, it’s wise to choose algae-resistant roof shingles for your next roof replacement and keep your exterior looking gorgeous over its long lifespan. Take a moment to learn more about Best Choice Roofing’s services.

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