Roofing shingles in extreme heat can experience damage such as cracking, curling, blistering, and granule loss. To prevent this from happening, homeowners should take precautions such as preheating roofing shingles in a warm room or storing them in shaded areas outdoors will help the adhesive to adhere to the layers below along the roof deck. During installations in hot weather, installers should keep roofing shingles in the shade or out of the sun to prevent them from sticking together in the bundle. They should wear shoes with soft soles to help prevent surfing or causing other damage to the shingles. Also, highly reflective paints and coatings can further improve your roof’s energy efficiency.
Signs That You Need to Have Your Roof Replaced:
- Seeing sun rays from the roof
- Missing granules
- Curling shingles
- Lots of moss
- Shingles were blown off the roof
- Age of roof
- Jagged edges on the shingles
- Pieces of shingles in the gutters and under downspouts
How Long Do Shingles Last?
The lifespan of shingles depends on the type of shingle and the climate in which they are installed. The most common type of roofing shingles used in Texas can last between 15 to 30 years. There are different types of asphalt roofing shingles. One popular roofing asphalt shingle is the Class 4 shingle. It can survive severe impact from a 2-inch steel ball and also survive extreme weather.
Why should I hire a roofing contractor to replace my shingled roof instead of doing it myself?
Roofing is a dangerous job that requires specialized skills and equipment. It is crucial to hire a professional roofing contractor to replace your shingled roof instead of doing it yourself. A professional roofing contractor has the experience and knowledge to ensure that your roof is installed correctly and safely. They also have the necessary tools and equipment to complete the job efficiently and effectively. Additionally, a professional roofing contractor will be able to provide you with a warranty on their workmanship and materials used.
We are proud to install the residential roofing materials listed below.
- Gaf: Royal Sovereign, Timberline, TimberTex, Z-Ridge, Seal a Ridge, XL
- Atlas: Glass Master, Pinnacle Pristine, StormMaster Shake & Slate
- CertainTeed: CT20, XT25, Landmark, Special IR
- Malarkey: Legacy
- Tamko: Glass Seal, Heritage AR 30,50, Vintage
- Owens Corning: Supreme, Oakridge, Duration
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- Regular Roof Inspections: Schedule professional inspections at least once a year to identify any potential issues or damage before they become major problems. Early detection can prevent leaks.
- Keep Gutters Clean: Clogged gutters can lead to water backup, damaging your roof. Clean gutters regularly to ensure proper water drainage and prevent water from seeping into your roof.
- Trim Overhanging Branches: Tree branches that hang over your roof can scrape against shingles or cause damage during storms. Trim back any overhanging branches to minimize the risk of roof damage and potential leaks.
- Remove Debris: Clear off any debris, such as leaves, sticks, or moss, from your roof’s surface. This debris can hold moisture, leading to the deterioration of shingles and ultimately causing roof leaks.
- Check Flashings: Flashings are the metal strips that seal roof joints, chimneys, vents, and skylights. Regularly inspect flashings for cracks, gaps, or loose sections. Repair or replace damaged flashings promptly to maintain a watertight seal.
- Address Missing or Damaged Shingles: High winds or extreme weather can cause shingles to become loose or torn off. Replace any missing or damaged shingles promptly to prevent water from infiltrating your roof.
- Maintain Proper Attic Ventilation: Proper attic ventilation is crucial for reducing heat buildup and moisture accumulation, which can damage your roof. Ensure that your attic has adequate insulation and ventilation to promote airflow and prevent condensation.
- Monitor Roof Valleys: Roof valleys are areas where two roof planes meet and are susceptible to leaks. Regularly check the valleys for signs of wear, such as missing shingles or cracks in the sealant. Repair or replace as necessary.
- Insulate Your Attic: Proper insulation in your attic helps regulate temperature and prevents ice dams from forming on the roof during winter. Insufficient insulation can lead to water leaks and damage.
- Act Quickly on Repairs: If you notice any signs of roof damage, such as leaks, stains on ceilings or walls, or water pooling, address the issue immediately. Delaying repairs can result in more extensive damage and costlier repairs down the line.
Roofing Shingles and Materials
We only use the top roofing shingles available. Consumer Reports tested various roofing shingles and came up with a list of the highest-quality roofing shingles.
Northwest Roofing does not cut corners or buy seconds. We install roofing shingles of the highest quality. Our customers are satisfied knowing that their roof will last much longer most others with cheaper roofing shingles.
Don Rutherford, Founder and Roofing Contractor for Northwest Roofing, in Haslet, TX. Be sure to follow Northwest Roofing on Social Media: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. You can also check us out on the Better Business Bureau of Fort Worth. Take a look at the Gallery of Homes that we serviced and read our satisfied customer Testimonials.
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