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Norwalk Roofing: Article About What Affects Asphalt Shingles' Lifespans

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Asphalt shingles are the most commonly installed shingles for residential applications. Most homeowners will be able to get as much as 20 to 30 years of use from their asphalt roof, especially if they take the time to properly maintain the surface. Asphalt shingles are efficient, weather resistant and affordable, making them a desirable option for first time Norwalk roofing installation. However, they are not completely foolproof. There are many factors that can contribute to the deterioration of these shingles, resulting in their relatively long lives being cut short. Homeowners should be sure to watch out for some of these common culprits in order to guarantee that their systems work as desired.

One of the first and most prevalent issues that occur within asphalt roofing systems is inadequate ventilation. Poor attic ventilation can end up causing damage to the underside of the system, resulting in long term problems that can exacerbate existing issues. Air needs to flow freely in order to prevent moisture damage from forming underneath the roof. Fortunately, homeowners can resolve this issue by looking into their ventilation system and making sure that it works as intended.

Another common flaw that could occur with asphalt shingles revolves around their construction. Shingle durability is very closely related to its thickness, which means that if homeowners do not invest in products that have been carefully tested for thickness and reliability, there may be unwanted breaches along the rooftop.

A roofing contractor from Sound Renovation of Norwalk CT can answer any question you have about windows or gutters.

Interested customers are strongly encouraged to collaborate with roofing professionals to determine what products will provide them with the best results and to invest accordingly.

Asphalt shingles are highly susceptible to sunlight. Unfortunately, there is little that homeowners can do to make sure that this problem is addressed. One of the roof's main purposes is to protect the home from unwanted sunlight exposure, and asphalt shingles ensure that UV rays do not penetrate into the roof's deck, warping and damaging the material underneath. Homeowners may choose to invest in products that have been tested against UV radiation in order to extend the life of their system.

Finally, the general climate may cause problems for the rooftop. While asphalt shingles are very versatile, there are many other roofing options that may provide the home with a more specialized degree of protection against certain environmental effects. Homeowners are strongly encouraged to keep their local climates in mind before they invest in roofing products to make a better choice for the long term.

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