The premature aging of asphalt shingles is a serious problem. But just as it’s important to know the reason behind this, you should also be quick to take action and carry out necessary repairs.
Premature Aging of Shingles
It’s frustrating to think that you’ve spent so much money on a product that didn’t last for as long as was promised. At this point, though, it would be best to refer to the terms of the roof’s warranty and get the opinion of a contractor on why it happened.
Of course, a lot of factors can be the cause of the premature aging of asphalt shingles. For instance, severe storms may have hit your area in the past few years, or there was simply neglect in the care and maintenance of the roof.
Other times, however, the premature aging of asphalt shingles is due to the manufacturing process. According to some experts, too much air blown into the liquid asphalt during its manufacture is one of the possible reasons why asphalt shingles fall apart.
Manufacturers typically blow air into the asphalt so that it won’t drip from the roof on a hot day. But when too much air is blown into the asphalt, it pre-ages the shingles.
It can be hard to identify and avoid manufacturing defects. Much like in the scenario mentioned above, the problem with the shingles cropped up years after the roof’s installation. Under the circumstances, it’s best to document the damage and call an expert for roof repair.
A roof inspection will also help you keep tabs on the condition of your roof. Doing this enables you to discover issues with your roof and get them fixed before there is more extensive damage. You should also keep a log during inspections. Write down potential problems your contractor pointed out. They may not be a concern today, but you can remind your roofer to check them again during the next inspection.
Brownstone Roofing provides quality roofing services, including storm damage repair. Call us at (502) 242-7947, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We offer our services to homeowners in Louisville, KY, and nearby areas.