As a homeowner, you’ve likely come across the term “weathering” when discussing your roofing system. If you haven’t, then today’s the day. Weathering is a general term used to describe the effects of long-term exposure to the elements on your roof’s shingles. But just because these shingles are weathered doesn’t necessarily mean they are damaged, although unchecked weathering will eventually cause damage. Let Tedrick’s Roofing, your trusted roofing contractor, explain all you need to know about it.
Weathering is a natural process. So, no matter how well your roofing shingles are made, they will deteriorate over time. However, this deterioration rate can be affected by a number of factors, such as:
Naturally, low-quality shingles are more susceptible to the effects of weathering than their high-quality counterparts. That’s why here at Tedrick’s Roofing, we only work with and are duly certified by industry-leading manufacturers like GAF, CertainTeed® and Owens Corning®. This way, you can be sure that we’re installing some of the best roofing shingles available for your property.
Inclement weather over time is one of the main reasons for a roof’s shortened lifespan. Wind, moisture and large daily temperature swings all contribute to deterioration of roofing materials.
A darker colored roof will absorb more heat than a roof in a lighter color. This faster rate of heat absorption accelerates the loss of volatiles and increases thermal cycling, which can shorten shingle lifespan.
Roof Structure Ventilation
Proper ventilation in your attic is crucial to the health of your roofing system. If the air isn’t circulating properly and keeping the structure cool enough, then the shingles will be subjected to greater amounts of thermal cycling.
Quality of Maintenance
Failure to take action after noticing signs of damage, such as a roof leak or clogged gutter system, means shingle deterioration will only progress faster. As a homeowner, it is important to practice preventive maintenance by calling your local contractor for a roofing inspection after every major storm in your area.
Here at Tedrick’s, we offer round-the-clock services, so professional help is always just one call away. Call us today at (253) 499-9660, or fill out our online contact form! We serve Auburn, WA, and the surrounding communities.