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Extensive algae growth.
Different colors are evident.
Dark appearance is due to a protective layer the algae have developed to protect itself from damaging UV rays.
Evident are Lichen, Moss & Algae.
Notice the vent metal has inhibited growth. This observation is what initially prompted researchers into finding metals that prevent algae growth to take place.
Exposure: Note the algae-free surface on dormer roof.
Extensive algae growth
The area below the window is free of algae due to the run-off of the metal flashing used at the roof-to-wall transition.
Algae preodminantly grows from the bottom - up, due in part to the amount of time water is on the roof.
Fungus has predominantly taken root at the shingle edges and keyways.
Left to grow, this may eventually damage the shingles by lifting them and further inhibiting water run-off.
Moss is due partly to low slope, shady location, organic material & exposure.
Water is retained on the roof longer than normal; thus essentially aiding the growth.
Organic material needs to be present for growth or moss cannot take root.
Those black stains are Algae. Algae appear as dark stains on shingles that usually cover more area on the lower section of the roof and taper as they reach the ridge.
Algae spread from one infected roof to another via airborne spores. These spores land randomly on a roof and take root. A protective sheath creates the dark color the algae forms to protect itself from UV rays
Algae require moisture and proper temperatures to grow. Dew is the primary moisture source. Algae are found predominantly in the Southeast, but it can and will grow nationwide. The algae generally grow on the northern exposures of the roof since this exposure generally receives less sunlight. Algae are well adapted to extreme conditions.