As a homeowner, choosing the right shingles for your home is an important and sometimes stressful decision. We have a long history in the roofing industry creating high quality granules used to manufacture shingles. When you buy shingles that use 3M™ Roofing Granules, you can trust that you’re getting durable shingles that will give your home the curb appeal you desire.
One thing that threatens curb appeal is the formation of black streaks caused by algae. You can protect your roof from black streaks with algae resistant shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector. 3M science enables shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector to keep your roof looking like new for years to come.
In climates with year-round cooling needs, cool roofs can help keep temperatures down in your home and reduce the urban heat island effect. 3M™ Cool Roofing Granules are designed with higher reflectance to allow shingle manufactures to design shingles that meet the California Title 24 building code or Energy Star® requirements.
Black streaks caused by algae are not only unattractive, but can harm your home’s resale value. Dew on your roof, along with sunlight and humidity make the perfect environment for algae to grow. 3M™ Copper Roofing Granules are the key ingredient used in shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector that protect against black streaks.
Be confident that your shingles will keep your roof looking like new by choosing shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector for your next roof.
3M created the Scotchgard™ Protector Sales Training Program to help contractors understand the science behind shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector and how they can prevent black streaks caused by algae.
With the assistance of a trained professional, you don’t have to live with an ugly roof that hurts your home’s curb appeal.
3M™ Cool Granules are the perfect example of 3M science applied to life. The solar reflective nature of the granules allow them to reflect sunlight and heat that other shingles would typically absorb.
Urban Heat Island Effect
In some cities, the temperature can be 3 or 4 degrees warmer than the temperature in surrounding rural areas because of pavement and lack of green space. 3M™ Cool Roofing Granules help roofs reflect heat, decreasing the effects of urban heat islands while still being affordable.
It is 3M’s expertise which allows them to create aesthetically beautiful products that solve problems in an economic and sustainable way. Sustainability in 3M’s granule business means balancing economic, environmental and social factors while addressing manufacturing challenges. And above all else, it means uniting under a common goal: improving every life.