The reason why I replace my asphalt shingles regularly and as soon as possible is because they are the first line of defense against the elements for my roof and for the whole house. Take a drive through your neighborhood, any neighborhood, and you will see that Asphalt shingles are the workhorse of residential roofing. Your roof is not only at work when it rains or snows. For example on a warm summer day of 85 degrees ambient temperature, the surface of your black asphalt shingle roof can average 135 degrees. This heat will cause the roof to expand and contract, placing stress all the components of the roof without a breath of wind, or a drop of rain. We already know what the wind, rain, snow, and hail will do to a roof. In short, your roof is always working.
Types of shingles for residential roofing
There are a wide variety of shingles that are manufactured, and they present varied quality and durability. The lifespan of a particular shingle is dependent on several factors including the material used, the thickness of the shingle, color, and composition. There are shingles that are designed to be wind resistant up to 120 MPH and others that reflect direct heat from the sun. Even the shape and configuration of your shingles affect cost and lifespan. Most homes built today have shingles with either a 20 year warranty or a 30 year warranty. Additionally, shingles can be purchased with 25, 40, 50 year and even lifetime warranties. When it is time to replace your shingles, confer with a trusted roofing contractor as to what you need to replace, and the right product to help maintain your warranty.
Other roofing components
There is always the possibility that more than shingles will need to be replaced. Again, this is where you will need to confer with your roofing installer. There are vents, skylights and flashing that may need repair as well. Perhaps your contractor recommends ridge vent ventilation, in order to control heat and ventilation of your attic, as well as to remove moisture. You may need to replace power vents, pipe boots, even gutters. Whatever the needs for repair, it is best to replace your asphalt roofing shingles immediately to avoid more extensive damage to your roof, trusses, and eventually drywall.
Finding the right roofing company
As you can see, there are many components to your roof and many factors to consider when replacing shingles, in order to ensure that you receive the best results. Choosing the right contractor can save you thousands and prolong the life of your roof. If you live in the Greensboro, High Point, or Winston-Salem consider Triad Installations for your roof repair. Triad has been installing and repairing roofs in the region for more than twenty years. They enjoy high rating with the Better Business Bureau as well as their present and past customers. They offer years of experience and quality products that will give you the best options for repairing your shingle roof. Triad prides itself on being a reliable and dependable roofing company. Call them today for a free estimate and learn why I replace my asphalt shingles regularly.