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3M and Mike Holmes Collaborate to Protect the Curb Appeal of Homes


Shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector by 3M protect against black
streaks on roofs caused by algae, now designated a HOLMES Approved

Black streaks caused by algae have been hiding in plain sight on roofs
for years because most products don't address the problem long term.
Professional contractor and TV host Mike Holmes is known for insisting
on nothing less than the best product for the job and helping homeowners
understand what it takes to make it right the first time.
Together, 3M, Mike Holmes and his team plan to increase awareness with
homeowners to help eliminate black streaks on roofs for good by naming
shingles with Scotchgard™ Protector a HOLMES Approved Product. Atlas
Roofing will leverage its relationship with its roofing contractors,
including those trained as Scotchgard™
Protector Shingle Sales Specialists
, to help them effectively bring
this message to homeowners through a powerful set of marketing tools.

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"I'm proud to partner with 3M and I'm excited to see how far we can take
the message," said Mike Holmes, professional contractor and TV host on
HGTV and DIY Network. "Together, we're going to continue to improve the
quality of our homes, increase the value of our homes and change our
industry for the better."

This fall, The Holmes Group will partner with two Atlas PRO™ Plus
contractors to transform homes in need of a curb appeal facelift. The
teams, led by Mike Holmes Jr. and Sherry Holmes, will work together to
makeover two homes with Atlas Pinnacle® Pristine Shingles with
Scotchgard™ Protector. The Holmes siblings will undoubtedly strike up
some friendly competition vying for the best transformation story.
Viewers can tune in to the online micro-series later this fall.

"I am excited about this collaboration! I love tackling projects around
homes that improve the curb appeal and this is a great fit for our
‘Holmes Approved' family," said Sherry Holmes, contractor, TV host and
DIYer. Mike Holmes Jr. added, "My dad always says start from the outside
in. If you're taking care of your home that care should include the

"The Holmes name brings added value to the already highly respected
Scotchgard brand," says Stan Bastek, director of marketing and sales
development for Atlas Roofing. "When the Holmes group endorses a brand,
they are communicating to consumers that they see the same problem we
do: how ugly black streaks on roofs reduce curb appeal and home value.
We can't wait to get to work with Mike, MJ and Sherry to spread the

Invented by 3M to combat black streaks on roofs caused by algae,
copper-containing roofing granules have been proven successful on
hundreds of thousands of homes across the country over the last two
decades. Available as shingles with Scotchgard Protector, this
long-term, proven solution provides homeowners a beautiful roof free
from ugly black streaks.

"The Scotchgard brand is synonymous with protection for homeowners, so
protection from roof algae is the fulfillment of what that brand
promises—a roof free of black streaks that retains its aesthetic
appearance," according to Frank Klink, Ph.D., senior laboratory manager,
3M Industrial Mineral Products Division. "Our decades of research into
the scientific properties of copper, and field experience with shingle
technologies and roof algae, has proven a minimum 10 percent blend of 3M
copper-containing granules uniformly distributed across the shingle
surface, and hip and ridge are all required for superior protection
against algae."

The Holmes Group recognizes that shingles with Scotchgard Protector
provide a long-term solution to help prevent algae growth from taking
hold. Based on incorporating the prescribed formula into the shingle,
and then using third-party testing on each shingle run, that recognition
now comes with inclusion on the "HOLMES Approved Product" list.

By addressing the No. 1 appearance-related problem reported to roofing
contractors, shingles with Scotchgard Protector help maintain the roof's
appearance and preserve the beauty of the home. This solution, coupled
with 3M training to become a Scotchgard Protector Shingle Sales
Specialist, gives contractors a real opportunity to connect and add
value to the conversation with homeowners. As a recent survey of these
participating contractors indicates, 80 percent realized an improvement
in their close rates by as much as 10-20 percent.

Homeowners don't have to accept the fate of a roof looking old before
its time due to the black streaks of algae. 3M science, decades of
research and more than one million installations have proven that
shingles with Scotchgard Protector will protect your home and help keep
it looking good for years to come.

For more information visit 3M at,
The Holmes Group at
or Atlas Roofing at

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About Atlas Roofing
Atlas Roofing Corporation is an
innovative, customer-oriented manufacturer of residential and commercial
building materials. Atlas has grown from a single roofing shingle
manufacturing plant into an industry leader with 23 facilities across
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About The Holmes Group
The Holmes Group is an international
brand with operations in independent media production, new-home building
and home inspection, residential construction and renovation, as well as
product development. The Holmes Group is responsible for developing and
managing all HOLMES branded entities, including Make It Right
Productions, Inc. Make It Right Releasing, HOLMES Approved Homes, MIKE
HOLMES Inspections, HOLMES Approved Products, HOLMES Workwear and the
Holmes Foundation.

About Mike Holmes
Mr. Holmes, is currently the CEO and
primary owner of The Holmes Group of Companies. Mr. Holmes is the
long-time host of over five series featured on cable primetime TV
including Holmes on Homes®, Holmes Inspections, Holmes Makes
it Right
, HOME FREE on FOX TV and, most recently, Holmes +
and Holmes Next Generation featuring Mike Jr. and Sherry
Holmes. His shows have been broadcast worldwide in over 92 countries and
the Holmes brand is synonymous with quality, integrity and trust. The
Holmes brand resonates with homeowners and his goal of education for all
has created one of the most prolific international brands coming from
Canada. Mr. Holmes' extensive efforts to raise building standards has
led to him being awarded the prestigious Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal
and being recognized in the House of Commons in 2006. With over 15 years
of filming Mike also donates his time to SOS Children's Villages Canada,
Skills Canada, World Skills and The Holmes Foundation to encourage
careers in the skilled trades and to get the training required to Make
it Right!

About Mike Holmes Jr.
Mike Holmes Jr. (MJ) is a professional
contractor, television host, public speaker, educator, guest expert and
online personality. He started working with his father—celebrity
contractor Mike Holmes—when he was just 14 years old on the set of
Holmes on Homes®
. For 11+ years viewers watched Mike Jr. grow up as
he helped his father on some of his most ambitious builds and projects,
including Holmes in New Orleans, Mike's Ultimate Garage and
on FOX TV. Today MJ focuses on a holistic approach to
proper homebuilding that supports healthy living and stars in the second
season of Holmes + Holmes and the newest series Holmes Next

About Sherry Holmes
Sherry Holmes, is a contractor,
part-time designer and weekend DIYer. Her dad is also celebrity
contractor Mike Holmes, so construction is in her blood. She started
behind the scenes on Mike's breakout series, Holmes on Homes® and
has been a crew member ever since. In April 2018 she teamed up with her
brother, Mike Jr. in the newest series Holmes: Next Generation on
DIY Network. Sherry supports and mentors young women and skilled
trades and has been an Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity's Women
for 2 years.

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