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Roof cleaning by Watkins Roofing. If your home has a flat roof, you might notice some strange discoloration on it. This discoloration is not caused by mold, but by algae. The tiny plant-like organisms thrive in moist environments and often appear as black streaks or spots on the surface of roofs, especially during summer months. 


What Causes Algae on Roofs? 

Algae is a common problem for homeowners, especially in areas with high humidity. The growth is caused by algal spores that are in the air. The spores land on your roof, and when they’re exposed to sun, heat, and moisture they begin to grow. 

The algae are most found on flat shingle roofs because of the large amount of sunlight it receives and condensation that can form there when warm air hits the cold surface of the roof. Since flat roofs are prone to collecting water and sunlight to help the algae grow, flat roofs have the perfect conditions for algae growth.  

When algae is present, it may lead to problems for homeowners. Not only does it look unappealing, but it also decreases the value of your home and can potentially lead to leaks in your roof. The algae can also decrease the insulation of your home by absorbing heat from the sun into their bodies. You may even find a strong odor when you walk near the black streaks, which will range from musty to foul-smelling. Fortunately, there is a product you can use to get rid of algae growth on your roof, so you don’t have to worry about leaks or stains.  

Get Rid of Algae on Your Roof for Good 

If you spot black streaks on your roof, you might be tempted to call in a professional to eradicate the problem. However, this is not actually necessary.

The first step in preventing algae growth is to eliminate as much moisture as possible from your home’s exterior. Look around and see where condensation is building up – be it from air conditioning units, gutters, or other sources. By locating these areas and addressing them, you can reduce the chances of an algae problem. 

If algae growth persists even after addressing issues on your ventilation, you can treat algae on your roof with an environmentally safe solution that will remove this unsightly growth.  This solution is called Roof-A-Cide. 

What is Roof-A-Cide? 

Roof a Cide is the only EPA registered and approved roof stain prevention treatment in the marketplace today. It contains no caustic ingredients such as bleach that would damage or discolor a roofing membrane, instead, it uses natural citrus oils which eliminate common staining agents such as mold spores, mildew, algae, lichens, and dirt. Other “stain treatments” are simply cleaners that scrub away surface contaminants on your shingles that may be making your shingles look bad. Roof-A-Cide penetrates and prevents these stains from ever forming in the first place. Roof-A-Cide is a one–time treatment, not a cleaner or maintenance product.  


Why Choose Roof-A-Cide: 


  • Roof-A-Cide applies to new and old asphaltic shingles and tile. It is also safe for metal, wood, and fiberglass roofs.
  • Roof-A-Cide will not discolor concrete, vinyl, or masonry surfaces below treated shingles.
  • It’s 100% non-toxic, VOC compliant, no odor, non-corrosive, non-flammable, environmentally friendly, and safe for your family, plants, and pets, unlike those harsh chlorine-based solutions 
  • Approved by Major roofing manufacturers in the U.S 
  • Treating your roof with Roof-A-Cide can save you thousands of dollars in roof repair costs by restoring the original color of your roof and keeping it protected for years to come. 


Restore The Original Beauty of Your Roof 

Tired of cleaning your roof just to have it start looking dirty again? Fed up with cleaners that are only temporary solutions? Roof-A-Cide the industry leader of Roof Stain Prevention, guarantees to stop your roof from staining and restores the original beauty of your asphalt shingles.  To find out more about how Roof-A-Cide can help you, call Watkins Construction & Roofing in Jackson, Madison, and Pearl, MS  today at 601-873-0253 and we’ll be happy to discuss how this product can get rid of your roof algae for good. 

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