Not All Shingles Are Created Equal

The Benefits Of Scotchgard™ Protector

Daris Brown, Writer
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If first impressions are everything, and they are, you don’t want the impression of your home marred by ugly black streaks on your roof caused by algae. Easily spread by the wind and thriving wherever moisture can be found, algae can quickly take over your roof and leave you with a visual that is anything but stunning.

But instead of saying goodbye to curb appeal, you can protect the beauty and preserve the value of your home with the help of Atlas shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector — the only shingles with the Atlas Lifetime Algae Resistance Limited Warranty against the black streaks caused by algae. Here’s the truth about the benefits of Atlas shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector:

Can’t I Just Wash The Algae Off My Roof?

The logical step after seeing algae on your roof is to clean it up. Many companies advertise pressure-washing services for roofs, so maybe you can negotiate a good deal to have a crew wash away your problems.

The Truth: Pressure washing, even at the lightest settings, is not the best option. In addition to the algae, granules (as well as your shingle color and UV protection) will wash right off your roof. Furthermore, washing becomes a recurring expense because algae always grows back.

Prevention is the key to maintaining your home’s beautiful appearance. Atlas shingles designed with the power of Scotchgard Protector have a Lifetime Algae Resistance Limited Warranty against the black streaks caused by algae. You get peace-of-mind protection that your roof will maintain its original color, without washing (or any form of algae cleaning), year after year.

A Dark-Colored Shingle Would Hide The Algae Stains, Right?

Instead of worrying about algae, some homeowners believe going with a dark-colored shingle will avoid the ugly appearance.

The Truth: Unless you know of a company that specifically offers “algae stain black,” simply picking a dark-colored shingle is not the solution. Algae are often visible in streaks or a checkerboard-like pattern, which can be spotted on any shade of shingle. On the other hand, shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector are available in different styles (slate-look or architectural) and can be found in a wide range of colors (from light to dark). It’s the best way to avoid limiting your color options while helping prevent the ugly black streaks caused by algae.

How Does Scotchgard Protector Work?

Almost every shingle manufacturer offers some type of algae-resistant shingle (ARS), but it’s not the same as shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector. Knowing the difference is important.

The Truth: Copper is proven to resist algae. While most algae-resistant roof shingles have a 3 percent to 5 percent blend of copper granules, Atlas shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector have a minimum 10 percent blend of evenly distributed 3M copper granules among standard colored granules. Shingles made with the power of Scotchgard Protector help you keep a well-maintained, clean-looking roof that preserves your home’s value for years to come.

That’s The Power Of Scotchgard Protector

First impressions are everything. With the help of Atlas shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector, you can make sure every first impression is a good one because your roof remains free of black streaks caused by algae and your shingle color continues to shine. Available in Pinnacle Pristine®, StormMaster® Shake and StormMaster® Slate, Atlas offers plenty of great styles and colors to choose from. For more information on the many benefits of Scotchgard Protector, visit