When you look at the roof of your home, what do you see? Are you noticing discolored and decayed areas that bring you concern? If so, then you're not alone, and it's likely algae growing on your roof. This is common, yet so many homeowners still don't know how to get rid of algae on roof shingles.

In this blog, we'll discuss what causes algae on roof shingles and how you can mitigate this problem. But before we do that, we thought you might want to know more about us.

For over 20 years, Shanco has been the most trusted roofing company in Maryland, offering a wide range of services. We're proud to work closely with our customers, providing them with excellent services to meet their needs. From this, we've even earned awards and accolades like an A+ rating from the BBB, status as a GAF Master Elite Contractor, and so much more.

How to Recognize Algae Growth

The first step is to determine if there is, in fact, algae growth on your roof. The following are signs that algae is growing, and your roof should be further inspected:

  • Black streaks
  • Green and white spots
  • Round lichens
  • Mosses
  • Green moss that's spreading

What Causes Algae

Algae thrives in humid climates and doesn't need roots or leaves to grow. More often than not, algae growth starts with a single, microscopic spore that continues to grow and build upon itself. Rainy weather will also help algae to grow.

How it Affects Your Roof

Mostly a visual issue, algae growth will affect the curb appeal of your home. But worse, if it harbors mold growth, then you're in for more profound issues. Past that, algae can cause wood rot and make your roof weaker.

Call Our Team Today

If you suspect algae growth on your home's roof, then you'll want to get in touch with the team at Shanco. For over two decades, we've been the top roofing company in Maryland, offering a wide range of solutions for your home. Give us a call today or fill out the online form for your free, no-obligation estimate.