Part of maintaining an asphalt roof in good condition is knowing what factors may affect its performance over time. Having that knowledge will allow you, when needed, to act accordingly. Roofing and patio door replacement specialist, High Performance Homes, suggests a few things you can look at to better understand what might help your roof protect your home for a good amount of time.
An asphalt roof can last for up to 20 years with proper looking after. Not all asphalt roofs are created the same, however. Some that are built with substandard materials may start deteriorating only a few years after installation. If you’re planning on replacing your roof, choose materials that are sold with reliable manufacturer warranties as an assurance of shingle quality.
Level of Workmanship
Make the most out of good quality shingles by having only top rated roofing companies like High Performance Homes install them. Roof failure can sometimes be attributed to poor workmanship and the lack of contractor knowledge specific to the type of materials being dealt with. If you want a new asphalt roof, make sure that your contractor has had success doing the same type of job in the past.
Exposure to Severe Weather
Apart from usual wear and tear, your roof can age quicker depending on how often it has had to hold up against severe weather. To mitigate damage, have your roof regularly inspected to ensure that it is in good condition at all times. And, after a storm, for instance, have your roof looked at as soon as possible and get repairs done before any problems get worse.
Learn more about asphalt roofing from roof, siding, and door installation expert, High Performance Homes. We offer products that are not only durable but designed to last, for homes in the Pacific Northwest. Our products and services come with warranties too. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with us by giving us a call. Our number is (360) 342-9253.