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What Are Algae Resistant Shingles?

roof shinglesAre you in the market for a new roof? How about a roof repair? Are you noticing black streaks on your roof?  When it comes to shingle selection, you may be surprised by the amount of options available to you. That being said, it can be difficult to understand the importance of certain features like algae resistance. Piney Orchard Roofing is here to fill you in on what algae resistant shingles are and how they are beneficial for your roof.

WHAT ARE ALGAE RESISTANT SHINGLES?

As the name suggests, algae resistant shingles are shingles that are designed to prevent the growth of algae on your roof. These shingles do not differ in appearance from traditional shingles, but are equipped with copper granules that prevent algae growth. The first algae resistant shingles on the market were manufactured back in the 1960s.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ALGAE RESISTANT SHINGLES?

Maryland, along with the rest of the east coast, falls into the “algae danger zone.” Algae spores travel in the wind and can easily find a home on your roof. When these tiny black spores begin to accumulate, it results in unattractive streaking and staining. These black streaks could decrease the curb appeal and value of your home, which is especially unfortunate if you are in the market to sell. Additionally, algae accumulation can attract more heat to your home and increase your cooling energy costs. By investing in durable algae resistant shingles, you are maintaining the value and aesthetic appeal of your home while minimizing energy costs.

ALGAE RESISTANT SHINGLE OPTIONS

At Piney Orchard Roofing we offer five different kinds of algae resistant shingles, three of which are equipped with the algae resistance of Scotchgard™ Protector. Those three options are StormMaster® Slate, StormMaster® Shake, and Pinnacle® Pristine. The other two options are ProLAM and GlassMaster®. Scotchgard™ Protector is a durable algae repellent manufactured using the best algae-resistant technology with optimal and consistent copper content. The best part? All Scotchgard™ Protector shingles are equipped with a Lifetime Warranty Against Algae Growth and feature a wind resistance of up to 130 mph. Click here to learn more about the specifics of our shingle selection including style, colors, warranty, and more.

WHEN IT COMES TO ROOFING, WE GOT YOU COVERED! CONTACT PINEY ORCHARD ROOFING TODAY

From our responsive, personal service to our precision estimating technology, everything we do at Piney Orchard Roofing is designed to make replacing your roof as easy, affordable, and painless as possible. By focusing strictly on roofing and the accompanying services, we’re able to offer higher-quality results at an affordable price.

We offer a 5-year labor warranty on complete roof replacements – five times the industry standard – combined with a lifetime material warranty on select products. We serve the following Maryland communities: Odenton, Crofton, Gambrills, Severna Park, Annapolis, Arnold, Severn, Millersville, Davidsonville, Crownsville, Riva, Edgewater, and more.

Need help with your Maryland roof? Contact us online or call (410) 618-0804 to schedule your consultation and roofing estimate! You can also stay connected with us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinterest, and our blog.

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