Algae is a bothersome and unattractive problem that can strike anywhere on your home or commercial building, and the roof shingles are especially one place that is a definite breeding ground for it. Roofs that get a lot of shade or are constantly battling hot and humid conditions are more susceptible to this problem. There are a few things that you can do to prevent this problem from occurring, and getting algae resistant roof shingles is a good place to start.
Is Algae Harmful?
The main question that people usually have about algae is concerning whether or not it is harmful to your roof. Technically the answer is no since it is more of a cosmetic issue. So when you look at it from a cosmetic perspective, algae is definitely not pleasant to look at. You're not going to want to look at it, you're not going to want your visitors to have to look at it, and if you're trying to sell your home or business, a potential buyer is definitely not going to be happy with it either.
What Are Algae Resistant Shingles?
Algae resistant shingles are a type of shingle that prevents the growth of algae. They look exactly the same as any other type of shingle, but they are just manufactured a little differently.
How Do Algae Resistant Shingles Work?
Algae resistant shingles are like regular asphalt shingles but with copper granules embedded into them and mixed together with the normal granules. They are strategically embedded in a way that each shingle is protected while the entire roof still keeps a uniform look and color. Roughly 10% of the roof is made up of these copper granules. With each year, these shingles continue to grow and gain popularity.
Contact us today at Midwest Roofing for more information on algae resistant shingles and what they can do for your home or commercial building.