For many homeowners, asphalt shingle roofing is the top choice for its affordability and aesthetic appeal. Over time, however, asphalt shingles can be subject to problems related to age and weathering. Fortunately, there are several steps that you can take to minimize the effects of aging on this type of roofing system. Hinkle Roofing shares tips in this post.
Regular Inspections and Maintenance
Scheduling regular maintenance is one of the most proactive things you can do to protect your asphalt shingle roof. For best results, hire a professional for a roof inspection conducted at least twice a year. It gives you the opportunity to assess the roof’s condition and determine if repairs or replacements are required. A roofer can examine certain areas that need more attention, such as chimneys where flashings may have started coming loose, broken roof caps, and more.
Properly installing shingles is also a key factor in reducing the aging effects of an asphalt roof. When investing in a new roof, make sure the roofer you hire is manufacturer-certified. This means that they’ll install the roof in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions.
Using top-quality materials can have a highly positive impact on the strength and durability of asphalt shingles. By investing in superior roofing underlayment, nails, and caps, you can be sure that your roofing system will last for years and withstand local weather conditions.
Proper insulation and ventilation play an integral role in minimizing asphalt shingle aging. If a roof is poorly ventilated, it will trap moisture in the attic space, leading to wasted energy, mold growth, and damage to the components of your roof.
Count on Hinkle Roofing!
At Hinkle Roofing, we put a premium on quality, durability and professionalism. To ensure customer satisfaction, we use roofing products from GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, and our installers have earned the brand’s top recognition: GAF Master Elite® certification. To learn what our manufacturer-certified installers can do for you, give us a call at (205) 324-8545, or complete our contact form today.