Algae can accumulate on asphalt shingle roofing, creating ugly black stains. While algae aren’t usually harmful to a roof, the unsightly streaks they leave behind can drag down your home’s curb appeal.
Thankfully, algae growth can be prevented by installing shingles that are specially designed to deter it. Today, The Thomas Roofing Company discusses some of the features that enable GAF StainGuard Plus™ shingles to provide long-lasting protection against algae.
GAF StainGuard Plus shingles installed by an experienced roofing contractor feature granules that release algae-killing copper. These copper particles are released through specially engineered time-release capsules, which are able to discharge 10 times more copper than older technology.
StainGuard Plus shingles allow a gradual and steady release of copper, unlike older technology, in which most of the copper particles were released at the outset, causing the shingles to lose their algae resistance over time. This new, innovative technology provides long-lasting algae protection for your roof.
The Wonders of Copper
The leading factor behind algae growth is moisture. Copper has long been praised for its antibacterial benefits. Thanks to GAF, you can benefit from the power of copper to fight algae growth. And in the process, you can maximize your roof’s longevity.
The Thomas Roofing Company is a full-service roofing company that will go above and beyond to achieve 100% customer satisfaction. Call us at (410) 692-8998 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve customers in Columbia, MD, and nearby areas.