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New Roof Installation with Roof Shingles that Fight Blue-Green Algae

Roof Right is proud to highlight our latest project, a total roof replacement in Phoenix, Maryland. What makes this project so special is that since the homeowner lived in a wooded area there was reason for concern that over time the roof would stain and corrode due to the lack of sunlight and wet conditions. Because of this our team installed advanced roofing shingles on their home that came with an advanced stain resistance substance that would fight off the ugly blue-green algae that occur over time. Using specially engineered capsules infused throughout your roof shingles with thousands of copper microsites, this substance will be activated to help protect your roof against that dreaded blue-green algae stain! 

What is blue green algae?

You may see it in your neighborhood, but those black or dark brown stains on a roof are not just from mold, mildew, or moss. It can oftentimes be caused by tiny bacteria commonly referred to as blue green algae. Its proper name is called Gloeocapsa magma and it travels through the wind. Which means that if your neighbors have it, chances are you have it as well. It often appears on the north and west sides of a house and thrives in moist environments. There is no scientific evidence that the algae damage your asphalt shingles but it can certainly affect the appearance and value of your home. The good news is though that there are roofing shingles designed to fight this appearance. 

How to Fight Blue Green Algae

Certain metal ions like copper and zinc can help reduce the algae growth on your roof. That is often why you will see older homes with copper or zin strips installed at the roof ridge of older homes. Another method is to incorporate copper-containing granules on the surface of the shingle itself. These specifically engineered capsules infused with copper microsites fight to protect your home again blue green algae stains. 

About Roof Right

At Roof Right we have realized customer service and trust are poorly lacking in the roofing industry. That is why our roofing company takes pride in our exceptional service which includes showing up when we say we will, providing a thorough 17-point inspection, listening to you so we can make a quick and thorough diagnosis of your roofing problem, and cleaning up after ourselves as we work. In addition to offering residential roofing services and roof repairs in Maryland. Roof Right is proud to offer the following services:


Roofing & Gutter Maintenance – Your roof, just like your car, should get routine inspections. Your roof gets more abuse from the elements than any other part of your home and preventative maintenance is a key element to a longer service life. Protect your home with the Roof Right Shield Program. Every year, our expert roofers will climb up on your roof and into your attic to ensure that your roof is providing you with the maximum protection for your home. Learn more about roofing & gutter maintenance

Skylights & Solatubes – Brighten your home with natural sunlight with skylights & solatubes installed by the team at Roof RightSunlight in your home can transform a dark room into one that is bright and full of natural light. It can also highlight textures, and bring out the vibrant colors of your furniture. And that is a beautiful thing! Skylights allow you to light your home for free during the day using natural sunlight. That means you can spend less on electricity and more on you! Roof Right offers a complete system of skylight products for any kind of roof. Learn more about skylights & solatubes.

Gutters – Installing a new seamless gutter system is one of the most critical aspects of all home repairs. Improving the drainage around the home can have a significant impact on the stability of the foundation and the life of your home. Roof Right installs gutters and gutter guards that will efficiently channel water away from your home. Learn more about gutters

Siding – Looking to add curb appeal along with improving your homes energy efficiency? No paint. No stain. No hassles. Vinyl siding delivers strength, durability, and beauty of real wood with a variety of design options and multiple color options. Based on an average size home, repainting can cost thousands of dollars every few years. Vinyl siding never needs painting, caulking or patching because, unlike wood, it won’t crack, peel, rot or split. Roof Right carries siding from the best manufacturers in the industry, including Mastic, CertainTeedJames Hardie. Learn more about siding

Windows – Reduce your energy bills & increase the curb appeal of your home with energy efficient windows installed by Roof Right!  There are hundreds of vinyl window brands on the market today – but they are not all created equal. Many ordinary vinyl windows are designed only for low cost, not for value. We install top-of-the-line, energy efficient windows for long-lasting great looks. We carry a wide selection of energy efficient products from trusted manufacturers. Learn more about windows

Doors – Roof Right and ProVia® are dedicated to making entry doors the professional way. ProVia entry doors are energy efficient, built to quality standards and gives you many choices to entry-level doors that are sold through box stores. Roof Right installers have attended entry systems and storm door training with ProVia®. We have software that will allow you to build your new entry door on our computer so you can see the many different options and price ranges available. ProVia® builds their doors with care in every detail. They don’t cut corners and pay attention to the smallest details. The replacement doors can be customized to your individual taste and style. They are an industry leader in building residential doors. Learn more about doors

Decks & Patios –  We can help you design a deck for your home that can bring you many years of enjoyment and improve your home’s value. Let us guide you through the design and construction of your dream deck. From designing the deck for your needs and budget, to getting all the necessary permits, we will make the construction process as pleasant as possible. Choose Roof Right to build a custom deck that will increase your living space and become your favorite relaxation and entertaining spot. Learn more about decks & patios