Asphalt roofing can last for decades when properly maintained. However, certain factors can determine the life span of your roof.
In today’s post, your trusted roofing contractor, Wood’s Roofing, discusses factors that affect the natural wear and aging process of asphalt roofs.
1. Color – Light-colored shingles tend to absorb less heat and can endure more damage from the sun. Conversely, dark-colored roofs take in more heat and transfer it to the living spaces below.
2. Storage Conditions – Where the roof was stored before installation can affect how it ages. Shingles stored in wet or moisture-prone areas can experience early failure.
3. Quality – High-quality shingles will, of course, last longer than poor quality ones. For top-grade materials and excellent workmanship, choose Wood’s Roofing, your leading roofing company.
4. Roof Slope – The National Roofing Contractor’s Association (NRCA) and the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers’ Association (ARMA) roofing guidelines indicate that shingles shouldn’t be used on slopes less than 3-in-12 or 3” of rise in 12” of run on a slope.
5. Sun Exposure – Some areas of the roof are directly exposed to sunlight, causing them to wear faster.
6. Ventilation – Roofs with improper ventilation tend to have a shorter life, especially in places that experience extremely hot temperatures.
7. Climate – Harsh weather conditions can reduce a roof’s service life. High winds, moisture and thermal cycling affect the deterioration of your roof’s components.
8. Maintenance – Poor maintenance can cause significant damage to the roof. It’s important to immediately address roofing problems to extend your roof’s life span and avoid costly repairs.
Invest in quality roof repair and maintenance so your roof stays in good condition. At Wood’s Roofing, we are your leading provider of residential roof replacement services. Call us at (863) 225-0603 or fill out our online form for a free consultation. We work with homeowners in Lakeland and Winter Haven, FL.