Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in the country, with roughly eight out of ten houses using this type of roofing system. If you plan to invest in an asphalt roof for your home, you need to be aware of the different factors that can affect how well your roof will age.
Heat and Cold
Things expand and contract depending on how hot or cold it is; asphalt shingles are no exception. Over time, repeated expansion and contraction will weaken the structural integrity of a shingle. Roofs in areas with more consistent year-round temperature will suffer from this phenomenon less than those in areas with more drastic temperature changes.
A single rain won’t cause problems for a well-built roof installed by a reputable roofing contractor. However, decades of exposure to rains will cause parts of the asphalt roof’s top layer to get eroded. High-quality shingles will take longer to get eroded, and areas that experience less rainfall throughout the year can also outlast roofs in rainy or stormy areas.
Just like rain, wind can cause asphalt shingles to get eroded. However, strong wind is even a greater concern because it can put a lot of stress on the shingles, compromising their structural integrity or even outright knocking them off the roof. This is why we offer asphalt shingles that are designed to resist hurricane-level winds.
One of the biggest factors that can affect how a roof ages is the amount of care put into keeping it in good shape. If you have your roof maintained by a reputable roofing company at least once every two years, it’s more likely to age better than a roof that rarely, if ever, gets checked for signs of damage.
Let us help you get roofs that will surely last. American Roofing, Inc. is the leading roofing services company in Cleveland, OH, and other areas of Ohio. You can call us at (216) 307-3898 or fill out this contact form to request a free estimate.