Gloeocapsa magma or blue algae affects millions of roofs in the U.S. Despite how sophisticated your exterior is, having dark stains on the roof can pull down your home’s overall appeal.
In today’s post, one of your leading roofing contractors, CQ Construction, discusses how GAF’s StainGuard Plus™ can protect your roof from having black stains.
Unsightly Dark Stains
Traditional algae-resistant shingles utilize a granule technology developed over a century ago. These granules have a layer of copper that’s activated when the roof is wet, preventing algae growth. However, as the roof gets older, the granules release fewer and fewer amounts, reducing the roof’s algae resistance.
Algae growth on roofs is more prevalent in areas that are more humid and warm. The stains appear dark as the microorganisms release an outer coating that acts as protection against ultraviolet rays. The algae turn black when decayed. Moreover, algae and fungus can form lichen. Their roots can wrap around the granules protecting the shingles. Lichen can be hard to remove and they can come back to life once exposed to moisture.
Roof stain cleaning is best left to professionals. Using improper tools and cleaners can do your roof more harm than good. Contact CQ construction for a roof inspection and maintenance.
Powerful Algae Resistance
Instead of granules, StainGuard Plus technology uses specially engineered capsules, infused with thousands of copper microsites so they can easily be activated to fight blue-green algae stains. This technology’s time-release technology unleashes algae-fighting copper more efficiently for more effective protection against algae growth.
StainGuard Plus comes with a 25-year limited warranty against blue-green algae stains. It’s only available in GAF’s Timberline® Ultra HD Roofing Shingles. These shingles have the appearance of wood-shake and are offered in a wide range of color blends to complement your home.
Enjoy a stain-free roof by investing in a quality roofing system. For roof repairs and replacement, choose CQ Construction. As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, we can offer you the strongest shingle warranty in the market. Call us at (850) 634-4007 or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Crestview, FL.