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Slowing Down Asphalt Shingle Aging

by Apr 24, 2019

You should keep your roof strong and sturdy. It protects you and your family from the forces of nature. When it is kept unchecked, it could pose all sorts of danger. An aging roof, for example, can easily be torn down by high winds.

Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material used by many homeowners. They are affordable, easy to install and come in a range of colors to complement any home. However, like other home components, they will age, deteriorating as the years go by.

It’s the normal circle of life for asphalt shingles but expert roofing contractors and gutter companies know it’s possible to extend the service life of the roofing material. You just have to be aware of certain factors.

Here are some ways you slow down asphalt shingle aging:

  1. Prevention

Asphalt shingle aging starts during the production process. While being packaged, most asphalt shingles start to suffer from oxidation, which is usually exacerbated by heat and pressure. Professional contractors know this very well. Work with one and you can prevent asphalt shingle aging by ensuring proper storage and handling for the roofing material.

  1. Installation 

Many roofing and siding replacement companies also deal with other home improvement services. If you’re looking for best results, however, you should entrust your roof replacement project to a roofer specializing in asphalt shingles. This will ensure proper installation, providing asphalt shingles with the right conditions through which they can perform their best, making them better at withstanding abuse from the elements and other external threats. Ask your contractor as well about ways asphalt shingles can be reinforced, like through special coatings or protective layers.

  1. Exposure

Roofing materials are meant to be exposed to the elements but those not suited to certain weather conditions will deteriorate faster than one installed under climates for which they are specifically designed for. Making sure asphalt shingles are not exposed to extreme weather conditions will help slow down the aging process for the roofing material.

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