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Coastal Home Roofs Are More Susceptible To Developing Algae

By Hubert Miles

All roofs are susceptible to algae and other forms of roof deterioration, but coastal houses are particularly susceptible due to wind and salt air. Green and black algae can be a major headache for coastal homeowners. Algae not only makes a roof look bad, but will likely shorten its life as well.

Fungus On Roof

Commonly called fungus, algae create unsightly dark brown, green or black streaking on shingles. Sometimes these streaks are mistaken for soot, dirt, moss or tree droppings. While regions with sustained humidity and moisture tend to be most at risk, people who live in all parts of the nation with roofs made from all sorts of materials are susceptible to moss and algae accumulation. In fact, all algae need to survive and thrive are air, water and a food source. Coastal homes in the South are particularly susceptible to algae in all forms.

Can I Clean My Roof?

Yes, you can clean your roof, but some methods of cleaning can cause unnecessary wear to the shingles. Pressure washing or using harsh chemicals can wash away the roofs protective coating not to mention damage the environment. Many of today’s higher quality shingles have an algae-resistant barrier built-in. This barrier helps protect the roof from the unsightly streaks and maintenance hassles caused by algae.

You can also buy high quality shingles that have a algae-resistant barrier built-in. The algae-resistant barrier protects the shingles from streaks caused by algae. CertainTeed produces an asphalt shingle with an algae-resistant Streak-Fighter feature in the shingle.

Final Remarks

Regularly check your roof. When you see streaks starting to develop on the shingles, it’s time to get the roof cleaned by you or a roofing professional. Don’t try to do this on your own because it can be very dangerous. When it becomes time to replace your roof, consider having a shingle with a algae protection feature in the shingle.

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Miles, Hubert "Coastal Home Roofs Are More Susceptible To Developing Algae." Coastal Home Roofs Are More Susceptible To Developing Algae. 24 Jul. 2009. 17 Jul 2014 <>.

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