How Weather Affects the Lifespan of Asphalt Roofing

How Weather Affects the Lifespan of Asphalt Roofing

Residential Roofing Forest Hill TXAsphalt shingles can be particularly vulnerable to adverse weather conditions. While many property owners seek out asphalt roofing materials due to their initial cost effectiveness, they may be unaware of the frequency of repairs and replacements necessary to keep their roof in good shape long term. At J Wales Home Solutions, we offer premium property improvement services for DFW clients including roof repair and roof replacement. Have you been concerned about how local weather might affect the longevity and durability of your asphalt roof? Continue reading for some helpful information.

Exposure to UV Light

Radiation from UV sunlight can cause a lot more damage to roofing materials than people are aware of. Over time, the structure of the asphalt materials will begin to break down and the shingle itself may wear out quickly. When these structural bonds are broken, the granules may also dislodge from their intended position, which will eventually cause it to lose its protective coating. This leaves the shingle vulnerable to further damage, and rapidly increases its deterioration. If your roof is exposed to a lot of direct sunlight, then it is important to consider upgrading your roof with better quality materials.

Thermal Cycling

When temperatures drastically rise in the daytime, then drop in the evening, it can create stress on asphalt shingles. The constant expansion and contraction are known as thermal cycling, and it can cause your shingles to split, crack, curl and swell. These misshapen shingles will make your roofing materials less effective at protecting your property from water damage and will need to be replaced as soon as possible to avoid unwanted issues.

Ice, Wind and Rain

Have your asphalt shingles have become exposed by a worn-out protective coating? Are they splitting, cracking or bending? If so, then incoming moisture and debris from high winds, ice or rainstorms can further deplete the integrity and dependability of your roof. If you live in an area with frequent storms, then be sure to invest in quality materials that can withstand the stress of local climate conditions. Metal, slate, ceramic tile and other durable roofing can help you avoid frequent repairs and premature replacement. However, if you do choose to continue using asphalt shingles for your home or building, then be sure to keep a close eye on any problems that develop. This can best be done by scheduling frequent inspections and roof maintenance services throughout the year.

Do You Need a Roof Upgrade or Roof Repair? Call J Wales Home Solutions Today

Has bad weather caused issues with your asphalt shingle roof? Are you looking for ways to upgrade your roof with more durable materials like metal, ceramic tile or slate? Then call the experts at J Wales Home Solutions. Our experienced roofing professionals are ready to put their tools and training to work for your DFW property. Contact our office for more details or to schedule an appointment with a qualified roofing specialist in Fort Worth, Richardson, McKinney, Duncanville, Frisco, Colleyville, Plano, Irving, Arlington, Weatherford, Aledo, Texas or a nearby metro area neighborhood.

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