Like most materials that are exposed to the elements, your roof’s asphalt shingles can wear down over time. At some point, you’ll have to invest in a roof replacement project. The good news is that you can still get more years out of your asphalt shingles. Genesis Roofing explains how in this blog post.
Signs of Asphalt Shingle Aging
Performing a visual inspection is the best way to determine if the shingles are already showing signs of aging. You can do this from the safety of the ground using a pair of binoculars. It is never advisable to climb up the roof using a ladder given the risks involved.
A surefire sign of asphalt shingle aging is when you see some buckling or curling, which create gaps that expose the roof’s underlying layers. You may also notice a section of the roof losing its protective granules, which protects the roof from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
How to Slow Down Asphalt Shingle Aging
Choose Quality Shingles
Choosing quality shingles is the best way to ensure that your roofing system can withstand wear and tear for as long as possible. Consider brands with solid warranties and have a wide network of certified roofers who can install them according to manufacturer standards.
Invest in Regular Maintenance
Keeping your asphalt shingle roof cleaned and well-maintained helps preserve — and even prolong — its life span. By staying on top of issues, you can prevent minor issues from getting worse and impacting the roof’s weather performance and longevity. You can count on an experienced roofer to utilize their experience and skills to detect even the less-than-obvious damage to your asphalt shingles and repair it promptly.
Ensure Sufficient Roof Ventilation
An excellent roof ventilation system is critical in keeping your asphalt shingles in pristine condition. A well-ventilated roof protects the shingles from being exposed to rapid changes in temperature and humidity, which can also accelerate wear over time.
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