Asphalt shingles naturally deteriorate as they age, meaning you will eventually need a roof replacement. The aging process of asphalt roofing systems can be affected by various things, including the following:
High-quality shingles will last longer than low-quality ones. The lifespan and quality of shingles vary among manufacturers. Thermal CyclingTemperature changes can cause asphalt shingles to expand and contract.
Constant exposure to thermal cycling can shorten a roof’s lifespan.
South-facing roof slopes tend to deteriorate faster due to increased sunlight exposure and thermal cycling. Also, some areas of the roof are more exposed to prevailing winds.
Flat roofs usually have a shorter lifespan since they shed water slower. They are also more exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation than sloped roofs.
Houses located at higher elevations are more exposed to UV radiation, which can deteriorate most roofing materials.
How often do you contact roofers to get your system checked? Neglect and delaying repairs can cause your roof to deteriorate faster. Proper maintenance can help prolong the life of your roof and prevent leaks, which can result in costly water damage.
Insufficient ventilation reduces the lifespan of shingles. Failure to keep shingles cool results in increased volatile loss and greater amounts of thermal cycling.
Harsh climate and weather conditions can reduce roof lifespans. Wind, moisture and thermal cycling can compromise the structural integrity of your roofing system.
Lighter roofs reflect heat while darker ones absorb it. Heat can accelerate volatile loss and increase thermal cycling.
Turn to Scro’s Roofing Company for reliable roofing services. We specialize in roof replacement, repair and maintenance. You can also count on us for seamless aluminum gutter and downspout installation. Call us at (919) 461-0937, or complete our contact form to request a free estimate.