Black streaks on your roof look unsightly and can therefore detract from your home's value. That’s why GAF developed StainGuard Plus™ Shingles with exclusive GAF Time-Release technology. These products are resistant to algae, so you will never have to worry about black stains on your roof again. Roofing & More, a top Northern Virginia roofing company, explains more.

How GAF’s StainGuard Plus™ Technology Protects Your Roof From Algae

How StainGuard Plus™ Technology Works

GAF developed its StainGuard Plus technology over the course of nearly a decade. Shingles with this technology have algae resistance so powerful that GAF backs them with a 25-year limited warranty against blue-green algae discoloration.

Many traditional algae-resistant shingles have a layer of algae-fighting copper that’s activated on the roof when it gets wet. However, since this technology was developed more than a quarter-century ago, it is less efficient than new innovations. As the roof ages, less copper is released, reducing the shingles’ algae resistance.

In contrast, GAF’s StainGuard Plus Time-Release technology features long-lasting algae protection. StainGuard Plus shingles have specially engineered capsules that are infused with thousands of copper microsites. These capsules release 10 times as much algae-killing copper as the old technology! They slowly and steadily release just the right amount of copper throughout the roof’s service life. As a roof replacement expert, we recommend StainGuard Plus shingles because they remain algae-resistant for as long as the roof lasts.

Features of Timberline® Ultra HD Shingles

Currently, StainGuard Plus technology is available with Timberline® Ultra HD® shingles. These shingles are beautiful, durable and long-lasting. They are 54% thicker than standard architectural shingles and feature proprietary color blends and an enhanced shadow effect. They look fantastic compared with ordinary non-architectural shingles because of their ultra-dimensional wood shake look. They also feature Dura Grip™ Adhesive that allows them to withstand winds of up to 130 mph.

As a GAF Master Elite® Certified contractor, you can rely on Roofing & More for all of your roof installation or roof repair needs. We can also offer you GAF’s best warranty, the Golden Pledge® Warranty, which is a great complement to Timberline Ultra HD shingles. Call us at (703) 828-1620 to learn more about our services and products, or to request a free quote. We serve Alexandria, Fairfax, McLean and many other communities in Northern Virginia.